The luxe, upper echelons of eyewear lay claim to the most cutting-edge design, with plays on shape and hue that color far outside the lines. Here, we explore the high-end niche for inspiration—with a plethora of bold, beautiful designs influenced by both the past and the future.

Model Photography by Jurgen Reisch > Styled + Directed by Erinn Morgan
Art Direction by William Pfaff > Fitting Optician: Julia Gogosha of Gogosha Optique
Hair + Makeup by Will Carrillo > Model: Carly Russ / L.A. Models

wild child
Jimmy Choo Leon/S snake-print sunglass from Safilo in a wraparound design gives a nod to the season’s love for animal prints.
Model: Singer + model CARLY RUSS has also launched an eco-conscious vintage clothing business

Black Swan
Chopard SCHC22 from De Rigo REM is a mod sunglass boasting an oversized, uplifted eye shape constructed of cubed glitter acetate and stainless steel.

The Bold + The Beautiful
Christian Roth beveled acetate style Droner from DITA Group stuns with a dramatic geometric silhouette and laser-etched logo temple tips.

Vintage Musings
The Lindberg Strip3P titanium frame is an oversized yet light-as-a-feather rimless look with a unique lens cut.

Boldly Going
Tom Ford’s sunglass from Marcolin is a study in bold, oversized design, highlighted by the brand’s iconic T logo and chic color palette.

Color Play
The Marni ME2623 from Marchon Eyewear is an acetate vintage-look ’70s-inspired style that expertly plays with color, creating a frame-within-a-frame look.