Remember the popular bug-eye-meets-Matrix sunglasses that made waves at Balenciaga and Marni last season? They weren’t news in Eastern Europe: The sci-fi shades have long been a go-to accessory in the region, whether Neo-inspired or not. Last week, the look came full circle, resurfacing at Fashion Week Tbilisi Fall 2017, both on and off the runway.
The futuristic, pint-sized lenses made a cameo at It-kid designer Gola Damian’s show, fit for a beady-eyed alien, while Datuna’s version came flared for a warped Trekkie appeal. The trend appeared on the sidewalks outside the show, too. There they took on a raver vibe, tinted in saccharine shades and worn with all things slouchy. Fun fact: Bella Hadid, who often wears Tbilisi-based designer Situationist, has also sported the yesteryear-meets-lightyear sunglasses. Need we say more?
Here, how to get the Tbilisi look, wherever you are.