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.