Live is better lived in color, and this appears to be the mantra that Louis Vuitton is embracing with the release of the latest iteration of LV 4MOTION, some 13 years on from its initial release. What’s more is that 2023’s 4MOTION sunglasses appear to be some of the most innovative released by the renowned fashion house.
For some wearers, sunglasses are simply fashionable eyewear that can complement their appearance. For others, they have the potential to drastically alter, personalize, and accessorize an appearance for a striking effect. By utilizing their rainbow of colors, sunglasses can be an extension of a wearer’s wardrobe itself, and an opportunity to make their personality more visible.
Impressively, Louis Vuitton’s 4MOTION lenses have encapsulated rich personality, bold colors, and the brand’s irrepressible style within an eyewear range.
Launching in February 2023, the LV 4MOTION is not only set to bring plenty of character to the eyewear market, but the range will also come with some of the most advanced specifications to find themselves utilized in the realm of high fashion.
The range also appears set to underline Summer 2023’s sunglasses trends, which will feature plenty of contrasting color, expression, and ambition. Let’s take a deeper look at the eyewear that’s set to shape the year’s biggest styles:
More Than Eyewear
It can be easy for the fashion industry to see sunglasses designs as superfluous. After all, most perceptions of shades follow a simplified template of darkened lenses and discreet frames. Louis Vuitton challenges this perception in many ways with the 4MOTION range. Not only do the glasses fly in the face of convention, they also come packed with groundbreaking innovation.
The frames themselves are made of rubber and nylon, and while the colors are bright, they’re designed to adapt to any morphology owing to the telescopic temples and adjustable tips. There are also features packed into the range like pantoscopic lenses that have the ability to pivot to the right angle.
The 4MOTION also features anti-fog technology. This is due to ventilation eyelets positioned at the top of the frames. The glasses also feature a rubber sweatband across the forehead and nose pads that can be adjusted for comfort.
Although the shades are packed with color, there’s plenty of room for Louis Vuitton’s iconic style, and the hinges and terminals of the eyewear are marked with unmistakable metal details engraved with the LV monogram–marrying style with glamor.
Cementing the Theme of Color for 2023
The glasses were first revealed during Louis Vuitton’s ‘Rainbow Playground’ collection for Spring/Summer 2023, and the sporty frames certainly pack plenty of vivacious color into their look.
Colors of the 4MOTION glasses include shades of orange, black and green, and purple. While they carry a sporty look, the shades can certainly command a leading role in a strong summer wardrobe look that’s ready for anything.
This full and expressive color theme is certainly not isolated to Louis Vuitton’s lines, and it appears that vibrancy will be a leading trend as we move into summer 2023.
When it comes to eyewear, broad canvases of color appear to be the key trend for the year ahead.
“2023 eyewear will focus on two key color trends: bold and bright, and soft pastels,” said Jake Lawrence, frames buyer at Boots Opticians in a Metro interview. “Bold colors like greens will be popular, as there are lots of shades that suit different skin tones, so it is a versatile color for your eyewear wardrobe.”
It’s for this reason that we can see traditional eyewear ranges like Vogue’s recent collections focusing on colorful frames to compliment your hot look, and why trends like gas station sunglasses enjoyed a rise to prominence last year.
Recent months have been paving the way for an explosion of color in 2023, and Louis Vuitton is leading the way with its eye-catching 4MOTION range. Whether it will be a trendsetter for daringly bold looks or more of a catalyst for more subtle color combinations over the coming months remains to be seen. However, one thing’s for sure: Louis Vuitton’s position as a leader in the field of fashion remains uncontested. By combining plenty of personality into technologically advanced frames, the LV 4MOTION glasses are a collection to keep your eye on.