Karen Walker has been churning out covetable sunglasses for a while now, but the designer has truly outdone herself with her latest collection. Inspired by '30s photographer and visual artist Man Ray, the new metal sunnies are sleek, futuristic, and of course, insanely chic.
So why did Walker turn to the experimental artist for inspiration? "Man Ray's solarized nudes and portraits have always been among my most loved of his works," Walker told Who What Wear. "The solarization's otherworldly effect, full of unnaturally brilliant whites and outlines so dark they look etched, is compelling and fascinating."
She went on to explain that one piece is especially inspiring to her. "But it's Man Ray's Solarised Portrait of Lee Miller, circa 1929, that I've always found myself least willing to draw my gaze away from. I love the contrasts within it of the real world and the solarized world." In our minds, there's nothing better than a good mix of art and fashion, which is why we're obsessed with Karen Walker's new sunnies.
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We love the cool gold detail on these iterations—did you notice the quirky arrows on the sides?
These are definitely not your average aviator glasses.
Will octagons be the new cat eyes?
These blue shades are guaranteed to turn heads.
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