What does this mean for Twin Cities glasses wearers? Read on to find out.

1. Fit and flair are the name of the game
Round shapes continue to be the frontrunner in eyewear, but they really pop with the season’s hottest colors. Ladies are blushing in pinks and lavenders. And men are keeping it cool with gray tones when they’re not wearing the trendy mashup of forest green and dark brown.

If metals are your preferred make, gold and matte are best. After its time as an edgy, specialty color, gold is becoming an eye-wearer’s staple. InVision designers see the trend sticking around and are coming up with everything from bling-tastic 24-karat plated titanium to muted finishes that wear as easily as tortoise to keep this look fresh.

2. Hot off the press
It’s impossible to choose a “best new collection” when both Caroline Abram and Cyril and Dayne are coming to InVision shelves. The eye-catching collections were among the most popular at the expo; both displays were swarming!

Caroline Abram makes French fashion accessible to anyone with a big personality with her fun, elegant shapes and lively colors. Her oversized wire frames make us swoon (and Oprah’s a big fan!) See the collection at InVision Galleria.

Making their Minnesota debut at InVision in Fall 2018, Cyril and Dayne frames are handmade in Italy. Made with beautiful Mazzucchelli acetate in gorgeous color combinations, Cyril and Dayne eyewear is bold yet traditional and easy to wear.

3. Our favorite?
The collection we’re most excited about is Matsuda. The Japanese brand’s vintage-modern mash-ups capture the heritage of the brand yet remain fresh and current – a mix that’s hard to find. If we had to pick a frame, the ophthalmic aviator in antique gold takes the cake. Add a little tortoise on the temple of these Japanese titanium frames and you have a timeless look that works for any occasion, at any age.