The year 2017 was full of surprises when it comes to fashion trends, it goes without saying the designs of eyewear has also evolved in many ways throughout this year. From shapes and colours to materials used and innovative designs, eyewear designers are definitely not lacking when it comes to creativity and avant-garde designs. Here are our picks for 20 pairs of the most outrageous statement sunglasses designs in 2017.
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The inspiration sources for the frames lie within the punk subculture of the early 70s, this is reflected in the distinctive shape of the frame. The other component of the vision of this concept is inspired by a playful twist on embellishing the face with wild, colourful make-up. Just like a construction kit, a kind of TOY, decorative elements can be assembled together by attaching various elements to the frame creating diverse images, faces and masks.
Impossible Spectacles become an essential part of anyone’s lifestyle. We created a high quality, completely revolutionary Made in Italy technology that protects the lenses from any potential shocks and scratches, which they are exposed to daily.
VAVA’s mission is to represent the mankind being in control of the technological world and at the same time in control of himself, expressing the antithesis of acceleration and rest.
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thorton is an unsung hero of rock and roll. Original singer of Elvis’s famed “Hound Dog” her deep and powerful voice, along with her strong presence, amplified her legend.
These oversize angled oval frames are encrusted with pearls, a great vacation splurge, every day statement, and the perfect piece to wear to Sunday brunch when you want to look fabulous but can’t bother with a face of makeup.
The Grey Ant aesthetic is informed by the brand’s direct and uncommon approach where quality and individuality are paramount. Traditional eyewear designs are reinterpreted and transformed into new found classics for the modern everyday hero.
“Dreams dressed as sunglasses, for a life less ordinary…”
Designed in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, this collectible piece of eyewear has been conceived through Warhol’s legacy of work and persona. Characterized by a light metallic structure that shapes a graphic nose bridge and sleek temples, leaving the lenses underneath as two floating sharp eyes. The eyewear features a piece from the Foundation’s archives, a series of illustrated eyes from the 1950s, encased with the ghost technique within the lens. The ghost technique allows the eye to be visible only from the exterior. ©//TM The Andy Warhol Foundation the Visual Arts, Inc.
PERCY LAU eyewear are not merely accessories, but will also allow you to explore the world from an unusual angle; to develop a new perspective in understanding our unique personalities.
Bernhard Willhelm entertainer and enfant terrible: fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm is a little bit of both. Mykita and the Paris- and L.A. Based designer collaborate since 2009. From sun visor to coloured gradient lenses or eighties-style aviator frames – just as the fashion designs of Bernhard Willhelm, these models blend innovative designs and cues from the world of contemporary culture to form independent creations.
Acne Studios Gwendoline red are glasses based on the hand-painted eyes of Paul Klee puppets.
Each frame is produced from a large slab of marble first and a full marble subsequently. Only the very best part of it is selected. Countless steps of processing and handcraft are necessary to achieve the final, extraordinary result.