Sunglasses are the key accessory that can have a transformative effect on your look. Investing in the latest shape of shades, upgrading your optics to a futureproof new silhouette, or sporting the lens tint du jour can fast forward the new-season style into your day-to-day outfit combinations.
It’s no shock to hear that the fashion-forward are desperately impatient when it comes to discovering what’s going to be the next big thing. As soon as the Spring 2018 runways closed in Paris, the front-row regulars were already experimenting with new-season trends on the street style circuit. Quelle surprise? Non.
If you simply cannot wait weeks to capture the spring look, then go for bespoke custom sunglasses by the likes of Egyptian designer Amr Saad who handcrafts each pair in his collection to capture the bleeding edge of cool, whatever the season. Or head to Roberi & Fraud, the brand beloved of Gigi and Bella Hadid, whose Doris frames were sported by numerous front-row attendees at the Paris shows this week.
Taking our cue from the leading design houses, the fashion desk has curated the stand-out sunglasses from the new high summer collections so you can plot your shopping list accordingly. Note the stand-out shapes du jour include 1990s-style micro angular frames as seen at Louis Vuitton, Fenty X Puma, and Prada. If you’re more into retro optics with cat-eye wings of extreme proportions, then Erdem, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versace are your go-to brands for Spring 2018. The maisons of Céline and Christian Dior went for 1970s-style tinted looks in blush and yellow, while Elie Saab opted for megawatt glamour in the accessories department – cue supersized reflective sunglasses to see in 2018’s perpetual Middle Eastern sunshine.
Click through Vogue‘s favorite new-season shades in the gallery above.