The best shades from the brands, and celebs, you love.
Fashion loves a good collaboration, and the hits keep coming. The latest must-have collabs we have our sights set on? Sunglasses for both men and women, crafted by brands and celebs in always fashionable black and livened up with unique shapes, coloured lenses and eye-catching features.
Sure, the snow has started falling, but just because you aren’t lying on the beach doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a sleek pair of shades on hand to see you through the winter months.
Moscot x Wings+Horns
Canadian brand Wings+Horns is always on the cutting edge of cool with their streetwear looks, so leave it to them to revive one of Moscot’s classic frames for the modern man. The Miltzen frame was originally introduced in the 1930s, but they’ve updated the style with a limited-edition, collapsible design in glossy black. No need to carry your case around with you — simply fold up the arms and the bridge and slip them in your pocket until the sun shines again.
BonLook x Milk & Bone
Montreal-based brand BonLook is a collaboration king, partnering up with the likes of TV personality Maripier Morin and actress Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse in previous seasons. But our favourite has to be their new partnership with the Canadian electropop duo behind Milk & Bone, Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beauln. The double-bridged Baby style Poliquin created is particularly strong; the rounded shape and yellow lenses give the frame a retro-rocker style that is hard to resist.
Illesteva x N*E*R*D
N*E*R*D are on the comeback tour, dropping a surprise new song (we’re here for a rapping Rihanna) and a slick new sunglasses collaboration with Illesteva. They’ve made a name for themselves for being innovators with their music, and these rose-tinted sunglasses follow suit. The chunky acetate frame hides a 16 GB USB stick with exclusive content from the band — or use it to bring along important digital documents in a pinch.
Illesteva x N*E*R*D sunglasses in Black with Rose Mirrored Lenses, $360 at Illesteva, Toronto.
Quay Australia x Kylie Jenner
Quay Australia have a guaranteed hit on their hands with their #QUAYXKYLIE collection, tapping the youngest Jenner to design a series of sunnies fit for a celebrity. If you’re looking to steal Kylie’s style, the Hidden Hills are just the Hollywood ticket — oversized mirrored lenses and all. The monochrome colour keeps them from being too extra, and the minimalist metal rivets add the right finishing touch.
Cutler and Gross x Kingsman
Movie tie-ins aren’t anything new, but rarely have they been so well thought-out, and, well, chic. For the Kingsman movies, Mr. Porter created entire capsule collections for the main character Eggsy, and fans, to wear, including crafting glasses and sunglasses with the renowned British eyewear label Cutler & Gross. This isn’t a shape or a shade of lens that you’ll see everywhere, and they look just as good with a suit as they do with a parka.