Following the 30s-inspired eyewear that dominated both runways and streets in recent seasons, the Mod era emerged as a key reference for F/W 12 frames, evoking the birds of Carnaby Street in styles that went from round to angular in every conceivable material and color. A perfect pair to the wildly patterned Mod hosiery seen stomping down runways. Below, a series of our favorite street looks, accompanied by similar styles available now via Etsy.
L to R: circa late 60s; Natalie Joos at Paris Fashion Week F/W 12; oversize glasses via Etsy/Planet Claire Vintage
L to R: UK Vogue 15 April 1968; Paris F/W 12 fashion week streets; 60s frames via Etsy/TheRustyChicken vintage
L to R: UK Vogue 15 April 1968, London F/W 12 Fashion Week Streets; 60s frames via Etsy/MonDesirVintage
L to R: Marisa Berenson in US Vogue April 1970; Paris F/W 12 Fashion Week streets; 60s glasses via Etsy/Poison Pudding Faire vintage
L to R: US Vogue 1 September 1968; New York F/W 12 Fashion Week streets; 60s French frames via Etsy/Susan Hilary vintage
L to R: US Vogue 1 June 1968; London F/W 12 Fashion Week streets; 60s frames via Etsy/The Witching Hour vintage
L to R: 60s frames via Etsy/Austin Modern vintage; Giovanna Battaglia at Paris F/W 12 Fashion Week; Natalie Joos at Paris F/W 12 Fashion Week; French 60s frames via Etsy/Rhan Vintage