We are all bracing ourselves for a week spent basking in the sun. With 19-degree temperatures heading our way and our plans firmly centred around the outdoors, it is safe to say that we are all currently scrambling to find a new pair of sunglasses that we can work into our spring wardrobes Well, Vivienne Westwood is here to help you with this quest as the iconic British brand unveils its Sun Collection.
Transcendent of time and littered with nods to the brand’s core codes, the collection pays homage to the style evolution that the house has undergone while staying true to the desired, modern sensibilities of 2022 by dividing the line into three specific categories. If an elevated look is what you are after, Vanguard frames will provide you with some experimental flare, but if a more classic and beloved style is what you desire, Prêt-à-Porter and Essence shades provide a tour through the archives with their classic and retro silhouettes. With rim-less aviators meeting thick-framed rounded shades in the collection’s campaign, shot by the incomparable Juergen Teller, a diversity of shape, colour and silhouette prevails, giving the collection a truly celebratory air. And of course, we cannot ignore the presence of that beloved VW orb that the masses have been captivated by which makes an appearance in delicate engravings on the arms of each design.
When discussing the concept behind the new collection Creative Director Andreas Kronthaler explained, “Sunglasses should be the embodiment of personal theatre. They can make any look – they are an extension of your style. Of course, they have a purpose, but they should be fun, playful, joyous.”
With the chic shades now available to shop in boutiques spanning across the UK, Paris, New York, Milan and LA, shoppers worldwide can grab themselves a pair just in time for this – dare we say it – heatwave that is seemingly approaching.
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