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Whether for its functionality or aesthetic value, glasses have been a hallmark of one’s expression of style. Round, square, or cat eye glasses help frame the face and draw attention to features that we want to emphasise. Hexagonal or geometric glasses are no different; their angles help make round and oblong faces more attractive.
From Round to Angular
When glasses were invented, they started off as round and without any temples. Made for monks and literates, these spectacles were created to help improve eyesight. For centuries glasses always came in circular shapes. By the 19th century, glasses now had temples and came in fashionable coloured lenses. It was in vogue to be wearing rose and emerald-tinted glasses.
The roaring twenties made it possible for the general population to enjoy a pair of sunglasses. More people were finding it necessary to use one while out and about. It wasn’t surprising that other shapes and styles came about, as creativity and ingenuity fueled individualism, fashion, and flair.
Geometric made a splash in the 1960s. Starting with square and rectangular-shaped frames, it was a step away from the usual rounded styles such as the cats eye or aviators. Funkier shapes were released in the 80s, during a time when maximalist designs reigned supreme. No longer confined to four sides, hexagonal shapes were considered cool and hip.
Always a step ahead in terms of style, Ray-Ban released the Hexagonal Flat following their round frames. It was a reinvention of an otherwise ordinary shape that was outfitted with thin metal frames made of either gold or grey. The Hexagonal Flat is a mixture of angles and curves that come in an array of customisable lens colours. Another addition to the family is the Marshal, the brand’s reimagined version of its iconic Aviators.
By the 1990s and early 2000s, however, angular frames were slowly losing flavour and pizzazz to oval and wraparound styles. Nowadays, geometric frames are steadily becoming more mainstream as brands such Ray-Ban, Prada, and Vogue are continuously pushing the style envelope. Doing away with sharp curves and instead employing a more rounded look, these latest styles aren’t your typical, run-of-the-mill glasses. Here to make a bold statement, these geometric frames aren’t for the faint of heart.