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Five new-season statement sunglasses

Summer may have ended but lingering autumn sunshine calls for a pair of shades that will turn heads

15 September 2022

Sunglasses from Fendi at Harvey Nichols

Whether it’s for weekend strolls or to complement your back-to-work wardrobe, prolong those summer vibes with a pair of new-season statement shades. Here are the five sunglasses we’ve hand-picked for you to get shady in the new season. 

Dramatic cat-eye shapes continue to dominate, with Louis Vuitton’s geometric LV Cut frames representing Nicolas Ghesquière’s idea of pushing beyond the boundaries of convention.

Over at Valentino, the new Valentino VIII style brings a ’50s retro-cool feel to a distinctly modern shape. One of three new styles from the House named after its historical headquarters, in this case, Paris Place Vendôme (there is also Milan Turati (XVI), and Rome Piazza Mignanelli (XXII)), the VIII are made for a modern-day femme fatale. 

Meanwhile, bigger is better at Dior, where the bold 30Montaigne sunglasses impart a deliciously diva-ish vibe, with their oversized square shape and arms featuring a gold-finish metal ‘CD’ signature that echo the emblematic clasp of the 30Montaigne handbag.

Gucci’s oval-frame sunglasses, with their wave-inspired temples and brown lenses in classic tortoiseshell frames have a louche, Almost Famous mood, and Fendi’s deft use of colour is at work in the Fendi Feel layered cat-eye sunglasses, combining the cat-eye and oversized trends. 

Louis Vuitton LV Cut sunglasses, £550
Valentino VIII sunglasses, £580
Dior 30Montaigne sunglasses, £420
Gucci sunglasses, £290 
Fendi Feel layered cat-eye sunglasses (at Harvey Nichols), £280

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