No day better than National Sunglasses Day to put a spotlight on some of the market’s favourite shades. With the summer in full swing, it is time to upgrade your game. Have a look at our favourites for the best summer sunglasses from our favourite luxury brands
Akoni – for casual wear
Akoni Eyewear introduces its latest campaign, Collection III, with an energetic and original salute to freedom and vitality. The brand combines its devotion to craft and detail with a commitment to using earth-friendly materials for a lifetime of use. Meanwhile, at its core, the brand continues its dedication to superior, intelligent craftsmanship.
The new designs feature four new takes on Akoni’s striking side shields. They continue to embellish frames by offering multiple eye-catching plays on rich texture and colour contrasts on the front and back of a selection of silhouettes. With simple colour and design, sunglass lovers can enjoy the collection in casual wear.
Balmain – for fashion enthusiasts
Inspired by Olivier Rousteing’s most recent fashion show, Balmain Eyewear presents its SS22 Collection with the Parisian house’s singular design heritage. Many celebrities including Adriana Lima, Damso and Serena Williams have shown their love by matching their favourite Balmain eyewear with their ensemble.
The entire collection is finely crafted with the house’s distinctive codes – including metal mesh patterns on striking side shields and the dynamic frame of the atelier’s impeccable house tailoring. The collection’s highlights include Wonder Boy III, Admirable, Brigette, B VI, and Croissy.
No one can mistake bold coloured shades by anyone else but Bottega Veneta. This season, green and blue are perfect cooling colours to complement the summer heat. Bottega Veneta’s latest collection presents an excellent sunglasses array for holiday looks. Its SS22 collection with signature cat-eye acetate sunglasses consists of three different colours and a new collection of BV1152O and minimalistic sunglasses.
Lightweight metals adopt curved lines, while a new signature hinge adorns transparent shades. Its finely crafted pieces continue to blend tradition with modernity.
Gucci – for party glam
Gucci’s 2022 eyewear collection is inspired by travel and music – a combined theme that just screams “summer fiesta”! With the idea of setting an enigmatic and cinematic mood, creative director Alessandro Michele draws inspiration from the 1950s to create this glamorous collection of statement sunglasses.
There are also square-shaped frames in black, a retro-inspired cat-eye optical style in black, and a black flat-top rectangular optical frame with a bold profile. All are enhanced with heritage gold-tone rivets.
Chloé Eyewear’s seasonal range interprets the brand’s codes of simple beauty and modern femininity while utilising lower-impact and environmentally-conscious materials. Crafted in bright colours and unique shapes of the heart and square, it perfectly goes well with your summer beach activities.
Distinctive motifs reimagine the signature elements by playing with vintage-inflected silhouettes, vivid colour blends and rich finishes, which evoke the grace and glamour of natural elements like precious stones.