What has already been covered in recent summer eyewear trends? Aviators? Check. Wayfarers (both authentic and McDonald’s Happy Meal inspired)? Check. The next in line might possibly be in the form of what I can only describe as a contemporary update on these “ubiquitous ’80s sunglasses“, seen on street punks and club kids everywhere in various NYC-set ’80s movies.
Despite giving you a permanently lopsided, squinty-looking face, the Occhiali asymmetric sunglasses from Italian eyewear designers Sugarkane have already graced the pages of Italian Vogue and Vanity Fair, boosting their chances of becoming a Shoreditch staple item in 2009.
The Occhiali’s do have at least one redeeming feature: the photochromatic lenses adjust from clear to tinted so you can wear them inside or out – which sounds fairly impressive to someone with 20/20 vision like myself, but to the optically challenged probably hasn’t been news since 1998.