Retro with a modern twist is what eyewear is all about these days.

From John Lennon to Jackie O, eyewear has stood the test of time and has proven itself to be a practical and very fashionable accessory that continues to inspire trends.

Brands ranging from Burberry and Prada to Ray Ban and Emporio Armani have provided its own refurbished take on the 1960s wire-rimmed tea shades or oversized frames to name a few.

These retro inspired frames evoke a sense of nostalgic whimsy while giving your look an update with a bit of the yesterday.

For women, Burberry’s round transparent acetate sunglasses with bold details is a great option with its two-tone front. The transparent smokey-nude brow and transparent nude base gradient grey lenses make it extra chic and adds modernity to the otherwise “old-school” frame.

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Giorgio Armani.

Coach’s thick, vintage-inspired round frame gives it a distinctive character. Combining classic and contemporary design influences, this fashion-forward sun frame comes in a rich new purple confetti colour with purple hue and teal confetti with teal acetate, along with the more classic solid black and dark tortoise selection.

Flower power makes a comeback with Dolce & Gabbana as white and red roses on a black background give a romantic vibe to the eyewear. These subtly squared sunglasses in acetate is gorgeous especially with its juxtaposition of the old and new.

The 1970s define the softly squared sunglasses from the new Prada collection for women. The finishes of the acetate frames are harmoniously balanced by a lightweight metal structure while the front features a double bridge that comes in hues of black, pumice, tortoiseshell ivory and classic colours.

Ray Ban

Ray Ban

For men, Emporio Armani came out with blue-toned distinctive round framed sunglasses.

Giorgio Armani’s intentionally oversized acetate sunglasses and glasses put a modern twist on a vintage style. Diamond-shaped rivets adorn the frame fronts and temple tips whilst the inner hinge features an engraved accent all on its own.

Ray-Ban also does retro round frames where an innovative folding mechanism and iconic coined details reveal the cool, functional quality of compact optical style.

The sunglasses are available at selected retail stores nationwide.