TrendSpark: Eye Patch
Oct 03, 2008 - by Fashion Indie
Ahoy there mateys!!! Shiver me timbers and swap the poop deck cause a new trend has hit the seven seas.
Eye patches have suddenly become the accessory of choice amongst a select few of the fashionable elite and before you all begin gouging your eyes out in an attempt to be worthy of the Satorialist's lens I figured I'd let you know that you don't actually have to blind to reduce your 20/20 to a 10.
While I must admit this whole eye patch thing looks cool and dangerous, for the most part I have trouble endorsing fashion that limits your ability to see and makes you an easy target for anyone looking to smack you over the side of your head without noticing. Seriously, when did looking like a pirate become the new shit?!?
Aggy was one of the first to drop the look, opting for a House of Holland eye patch after she walked his show last season. Then we started seeing previews of Tom Cruise in Valkyrie, in which he wears a wicked patch to take down Hitler. And now we're seeing the trend hit the pages of W magazine, in which an unsuspecting model gets beat up by some overpriced garb wearing dom. It's official, the eyepatch has been sparked.