We’ll admit it: living in a country that stays in a temperature range of 25ºC to 45ºC all year round has its benefits. One of them is that there’s no need to justify how many pairs of sunglasses you own because they’re basically as essential as your bras. In this region, eyewear is worn every day by almost everyone, making it the perfect accessory to collect and have fun with. From neon-colored lenses through to supersized frames, Savoir Flair rounds up the coolest sunglass labels out there.
The sentiment behind this Aussie label is enough to make you stop what you’re doing right now and book a flight. Since 2010, founder and creative director Dave Allison has been creating frames that play on the idea of living every day like it’s a Sunday. Pause, escape, and space are all buzzwords for the Sydney-based brand, and its sunnies are the perfect accessory to wear while doing exactly that.
Deeply rooted in the the countercultures of California, this LA-based brand is focused on producing quality, fashion-forward designs that won’t cost as much as a plane ticket. Its mantra is “don’t worry, be crappy”, which is the perfect example of how the label doesn’t take itself too seriously. Vacations are supposed to be fun, and Crap Eyewear is providing the frames to prove it.
Roberi & Fraud
You’d have to be living under a rock to not have noticed this brand on your social-media feeds, especially as it’s the go-to for Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Dubai-based best friends Ali Mehrdad and Stefan Foster basically came up with the idea and launched the brand overnight. Fast forward to less than a year later, and its signature ‘Doris’ shape is the leading style for celebs and millennials alike.
Glassing is a luxury eyewear label made in Italy, famous for its frameless sunglasses and brightly colored mirrored lenses. The brand has fast become an undeniable “It” brand among avant-garde celebrities, mostly due to its styles being synonymous with ski goggles. Fans of the oversized, over-the-top, and outlandish frames include Rihanna and Anna Dello Russo.
Glassing is available to buy at City Walk and The Beach, JBR.
This is the definitive cool-girl brand. It’s almost as if the designers behind the website create styles with Instagram likes in mind and, if being on top of trends is key for you, Sunglass.LA sure does deliver the goods. The high-street label is based around ultra-accessible price points and even more fashionable styles – just imagine those colored frames reflected off the kirakira+ app…