This history of sunglasses is extensive and fascinating, ranging from the walrus ivory snow goggles of the Inuit people in prehistoric times to the spread of modern sunglasses in the 1920s. The first mass-produced sunglasses in 1929 became a massive hit, making it a must-have item on American city streets.
In the 1950’s, Marilyn Monroe captivated audiences with her sex appeal and became synonymous with cat eye sunglasses. In the classic 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the Givenchy black dress and Oliver Goldsmith cat eye sunglasses worn by Audrey Hepburn soon became timeless, iconic items. The 1960’s saw bold, new space-age shapes and designs, and with the 1970’s came dynamic special colored lenses. The 1980’s were dominated by colorful plastic frames, while the 1990’s saw a boom in small frames.
In recent years, rimless sunglasses have become more prevalent, not to mention the ultra-simplistic temple and nose pad designs. Lenses can be found in a number of shapes, whether circular or rectangular, and even in asymmetrical designs.
New designs are mostly minimalistic, adhering to the “less is more” philosophy. Here is the SPEKTRE DALÌ, whose irregularly shaped lenses toe the fine line between progressiveness and tradition, finding a creative balance by adding uneven, angular designs to a seemingly conventional frame.
In addition to the gradient smoky gray and green, the lenses also come in a light blue that is perfect for the summer.
We hope you now have a greater understanding of these new rimless designs. If you’re looking for a comfortable pair of sunglasses to keep you company in the sweltering heat of summer, this is definitely one of the best choices out there.