I remember when I first had a pair of Oakley sunglasses as a child, they were sporty black wraparounds, perfect for skiing and snowboarding. Soon after their release, imitation pairs were springing up in markets all over the world, making the Oakley name famous, and cementing the Californian brand’s place in sunglass history.
Hout Couture is a South African company creating gorgeous, timeless sunglasses out of wood. Like a tree, each pair has its own unique grain. Currently only available online or in shops in South Africa and the Netherlands.
Emma Montague, an artist who has handy connections with the British Deer Society, is the creator behind these incredible deadly shades. They’re constructed using real deer jaws, black horn and acetate. Montague was inspired by the relationship between the shape of the jaw bone and sunglasses when the history-enthusiast put her Ray Bans down beside a mandible.
Eyewear brand Very French Gangster has launched a series of crime mugshots of kids dressed in killer shades and glasses. The grown-ups among us could learn a thing or two from them on how to work that camera.
Add a little swagger to your style with the Alpina M1 vintage sunglasses. The 80s-made shades have been worn by the likes of Rick Ross, Jazy-Z, Victoria Beckham and Stevie Wonder to name a few. And now they’re available to buy at Bangkok’s funky SuperrZaaap! Terminal 21 store.
Save the world and look good doing it with these green-friendly Woodzee shades. Each pair is constructed from either dark wood, zebra wood, pear wood or bamboo. And the lenses? They’re polycarbonate to ensure you protect your eyes as well as the environment. Cute!
Desiar and Nooka have collaborated to create some very limited shades. The Nooka Mercury frames were styled with Swarovski crystals around the lense the same color as the frames. The glasses come in three colors: white, black, and pink.
These are the coolest thing ever! French label, Waiting for the Sun, makes a range of ubersmart shades from wood. There are heaps of styles to choose from. Very Grace Kelly and French Riviera. I can just imagine wearing them with a scarf around my head and the top down on my convertible as I […]
How neat are the new Burberry Brights foldable sunglasses? They exude the panache of the classic wayfarer frame, only remodelled with functionality and a bright palette for fresh perspective.
They live on planet C and B, two kooky and creative 20 year-old twin sisters, who are taking the human world by storm with their fierce brand of sunglasses. Coco and Breezy create studded and bullet-holed over-sized signature shields, but a recent trip to Paris inspired a wearable art, glow in the dark accessory line, […]
Kerin Rose has a sick sense of style. What you are looking at, if you could actually see, are the W.O.W. sunglasses by the accessory designer. Inspired by Wendy O. Williams, these glasses have six sterling silver spikes drilled through a clear band. Perfect for a night in of cuddling with your cutie in the […]
Omar Seluj [pronounced Oh-ma Sir-luge] is a boutique sunglasses operation created by two Sydney guys who wanted to craft original designs in limited numbers for the sunglasses aficionado. The result is the debut range consisting of two styles in three different colours. All Omar Seluj sunnies are hand-crafted acetate, have spring hinges and boast UV 400 lenses. There are only 100 pairs of each colour.