Eyewear: Thierry Lasry
We spotted writer and stylist Ally Dean wearing these “Lively” sunglasses, from Thierry Lasry’s limited-edition collaboration with Toronto eyewear boutique, Spectacle. Lasry was in town himself to launch the collab, which also includes a pair of optical frames from Harry Lary’s dubbed “Primary.” It’s the French designer’s first collaboration in Canada, and he chose to do so with a store that carries a diverse and well-curated collection of Lasry’s buzzed-about frames.
Ally’s sunglasses are made from vintage deadstock acetate from Italy, which creates a unique, mosaic-like pattern. The shape is bold and chunky, with round, gradient lenses and a slightly straighter nose bridge than most. The frames begin to butterfly along the brow-line, mirroring the butterfly textures and colours that reveal themselves upon closer inspection of the acetate. (No seriously, take a good look and let us know if you see it too).
The “Lively” retails for $485 and the “Primary” retails for $420. Both styles are available now exclusively at Spectacle.
Eyewear: Alexander Wang
They don’t hit stores until November 6th, but we got a sneak peek of Alexander Wang’s new sunglasses for H&M, as seen on none other than Anna Dello Russo! We caught the editor and street-style star outside the Carven show at Paris Fashion Week, wearing head-to-toe Alexander Wang x HM. The athletics-inspired collection is capped off with these sporty, oversized shades, done in Wang’s signature black-on-black aesthetic. The frames feature extra-wide temples and a wrap-around strap (a.k.a. “croakies”), that are both adorned with the designer’s last name in big, bold caps.
The goggle-like shades stood out as Dello Russo ascended the steps of Paris’ Grand Palais. Like the fashion personality herself, the sunglasses make a big impression, with a retro-yet-futuristic design, and just a hint of irony. Both Wang and Dello Russo prove that fashion – and eyewear! – can be fun when you don’t take yourself – or your accessories – too seriously.
Toronto-based accessories designer Ron Scarafile bought these RetroSuperFuture sunglasses as he thought they were, “hip as hell.” Part of the Italian brand’s “Metropolis” collection, these “Classic Minerale” frames are inspired by the 1927 German expressionist film of the same name. The film, considered a landmark in both silent cinema and science fiction, follows the interplay between a wealthy ruling class and a rising underclass of workers. The same interplay is reflected in these frames, with a stoic black front playing off golden metal temples and marble acetate arms.
The look is raw and eclectic; at once simple and complex. The way you wear these frames can follow suit: as sophisticated, statement sunglasses, or as a regular pair of shades you just throw on day in and day out.