Two fashionistas snapped outside the J.W. Anderson runway show during London Fashion Week have clearly picked opposing sides in The Battle of the Sunnies for Fall 2018 Fashion Week - Feb 17, 2018 Two fashionistas snapped outside the J.W. Anderson runway show during London Fashion Week have clearly picked opposing sides in The Battle of the Sunnies for Fall 2018 Fashion Week - Feb 17, 2018

Two major eyewear trends are back with a vengeance for Fall 2018 Fashion Week.

Colorful tinted sunnies and Matrix-style shades are vying with each other for dominion over the sidewalks. The first part of the showdown took place in New York last week, with street stylists and even It Girls like Bella Hadid stepping out in a rainbow of gorgeous lenses.

Cast in mouth-watering lemon, pale raspberry, cool lavender, and more scrumptious shades, this vivid burst came as a bit of a surprise. More expected of the warmer months, many believed this trend had peaked last summer. Obviously, it’s time to think again!

Also making their presence felt in the Big Apple were edgy specs that recall the Matrix films. After freeing our minds last fall, the prevalence of these sharp shades made clear that this trend is far from done, as well.

Groundbreakingly, some New York fashionistas went so far as to ask, “Why not have the best of both worlds?” Behold the ultimate hybrid of the two trends: tinted Matrix glasses! These combos were spotted all over New York.

Judging by sheer numbers, Neo-inspired glasses had a slight advantage over their colorful companions in NYC. That said, their victory was a narrow one.

And shooting across the pond for London Fashion Week, it quickly became clear that a second round was in store.

Once again for LFW, both Matrix shades and juicy lenses flooded the sidewalks of Britain’s fashion capital. This time, the rainbow prevailed. With burnt orange joining forces with lustrous jewel tones, they beat out Matrix sunglasses by a fair margin.

And it’s important to note that, once again, Matrix shapes in vibrant hues made a strong showing of their own, brightening every corner of the London sidewalks.

Will both trends carry on from capital to capital, resurfacing in Milan and Paris? Which side will definitively win The Battle of the Sunnies? We’ll know soon enough! — jas