As summer nears and travel transitions back to normal, an accessory that is an absolute must-have has to be your favourite pair of sunnies. An easy way to experiment with style, sunglasses come in many shapes, size, and colours. From the best international luxury brands, and one homegrown label, here are our favourite new picks for the summer.
Made in Italy by couture brand Alaïa, these Eyelet Acetate Butterfly Sunglasses are embedded with silver details right from the front of the frame to the temples. Thick arms of the solid black sunglasses make these a great statement pair to have.
Add a classic oversized pair of sunglasses to your wardrobe with these Chloé West round sunglasses. Made with bio-based material and metal, the sunglasses feature a black and havana (a lighter tan shade, compared to the classic dark brown tortoiseshell) frame combined with gradient green lenses and a drop-shaped opening at the temple tips.
Why should adults have all the fun? Emporio Armani launched an eyewear collection for children in time for Spring Summer ‘22. The kid’s edit features three designs for girls and three for boys aged 6-12. This bright blue frame is also available in a red variant and is made of nylon fibre which is 50% organic, and rubber, about 30% organic.
Available at Sunglass Hut
Gucci’s first eyewear release of 2022 takes inspiration from travel and music. This frame is inspired by the style of the ’50s with signature rivets and metal wire cores. The vintage round sunglasses are available in tortoiseshell and black. Pair it with a Gucci patterned scarf and a classic red lip!
An Indian brand making handcrafted wooden luxury eyewear, Sasha’s collection is for champions of sustainability. Blue lenses are surrounded by American walnut wood frames with an aqua accent. Extremely lightweight, made with recycled, upcycled, and reused wood, the frames are manually hand-crafted and painted.
Bringing back the cat-eye with a pop of colour is the house of Vivienne Westwood. Inspired by vintage ski masks, these Gina sunglasses are made from pink-gold plated metal with matching pink lenses. Jewellery design inspired three-dimensional orb studs decorate each side of the sunglasses. Each pair comes in a recycled by-product leather case, accompanied by an organic cotton bag, and a recycled polyester cleaning cloth.
In a campaign for the new Versace Men’s capsule collection, actor Cole Sprouse was roped in. Sprouse wears the Medusa Focus metal navigator sunglasses embedded with the fashion house’s elements including a Greek Key, brand logo and a small Medusa emblem. It’s a cool design for today’s uber-cool modern man.
Available at Sunglass Hut
One cannot go wrong with a classic black oversized pair of sunnies. In signature Valentino style, they feature a crystal studded frame, joined by an ultra-lightweight metal frame.