The autumn/winter '13 Fashion Week circuit saw street stylistas unite to bring the white stiletto back on the world's respected sartorial radar . And now, as we start prepping our wardrobes for a delayed spring, the fashion pack have given us another tip-off on the accessories front.
While we all expected Prada's sculpted floral shades and Linda Farrow's lens collection for The Row to be the stars of the shows, it was a range of high-shine, mirrored sunglasses spotted perched on the tip of many a front row nose, that caught our eye.
The coveted brand in question? Spektre: A Milanese sunglasses company established in 2009. Street style favourite Viviana Volpicella, a freelance stylist from Milan, has been championing mirror lenses of purple and blue, and chic Italians Eleonora Carisi and Giovanna Battaglia have also been parading the show grounds in high-vis pairs. For a label that maintains "we don't care about the market, we do what we like" Spektre have certainly caught the eye of the right ladies.
Viviana Volpicella modelling Spektre Vitesse sunglasses at autumn/winter 2013 Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Photos: Bridget Fleming
Here's what you need to know: The pairs retail at €124 (£105) for the Vitesse, a round lensed pair favoured by Giovanna Battaglia, and €114 (£96) for the Memento Audere Semper, which are stylistically akin to Ray Ban's Wayfarers. All styles can be bought on Spektre's online store .
With the label promising "you will feel cool and protected", see this as your one way, affordable fast track ticket to a place on street style blogs everywhere.