Off the Chain

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WHO: “Chain Reaction” by Diana Ross, chain-linked fence, metal works, rope chain, a category of jewelry.

WHAT: Chains, or an assembly of connected links, are trending in eyewear with looks that feature twisted metal workings that allude to chains all the way to frames that feature actual metal linked patterns.

WEAR: (Top to Bottom) Newly launched from Safilo for 2018, this Moschino MOS010/S frame exudes a playful, glamourous take on the chain trend. Featuring bijoux chains, a key Moschino element, on the front profile and extending to the temples, this feminine sunglass is topped off with rimless pink mirrored lenses. Ahlem Eyewear’s Place Des Alpes frame is dubbed “not your basic cat eye.” Created from gold-dipped palladium, this fun sun look showcases a unique twisted metal filigree that alludes to the concept of chain workings and is finished with Ahlem’s signature temple tip. Luxottica’s Dolce & Gabbana frame DG2191 which features brown lenses and a gold twisted metal work that also refers to the concept of a metal rope chain is a classic take on this trend. This look features a wearable silhouette and brow bar that adds dimension to this sunwear style.

WHY: Frames featuring chain-inspired looks create a bold, glam statement. This assembly of connected links or the twisted metalworking that is inspired by chains creates an edgy appearance for sunwear looks. These trending metal treatments are the ideal way for any wearer to take a step out of their fashion comfort zone.

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