We are of the belief that you can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. After all, they are the one accessory that’s stylish, practical, and easily interchangeable – plus, you don’t have to worry too much about tricky sizing. One of our favorite ways to dress up a simple jeans-and-t-shirt outfit or go all out with a straight-from-the-runway style is through one of 2018’s biggest eyewear trends: futuristic sunglasses.
So many of the industry’s top designer labels have been showing off space-age styles in their latest collections, so we had to compile the statement-making styles. Check out our favorite futuristic sunglasses designs for men and women from some of the hottest new drops and upcoming launches below.
Image Source: Willy Vanderperre for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC
Under new Creative Director Raf Simons, the Calvin Klein brand has put a distinctive and futuristic new spin on their popular eyewear line. The Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Fall 2018 particularly is going to be full of goggle-inspired frames that look like they’re straight out of a stylish sci-fi movie.
Image Source: Ray-Ban; Gold Mirror Golden Wings, $518
How better to block yourself from the haters than with a literal chrome-toned shield? These futuristic sunglasses from Ray-Ban are sporty and street style ready – yet they feel ripped from the couture runways.
Image Source: Westward\Leaning; Volt 02 with Orchid Tint, $165
With all-star fashion fans like Jamie Chung, Gigi Hadid, and Kylie Jenner, you know that a brand like Westward\Leaning is at the forefront of delivering the hottest in accessory styles. The label’s hottest frames include sporty tinted lenses, trendy facial shields, and more futuristic sunglasses designs ready to make a major impact.
Image Source: Prada
Prada has been absolutely killing it with the sunglasses designs lately, by fabulously mixing retro detailing with their futuristic frames. These bold sunnies with graphic flame detailing from the upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 collection are all the drama you need in your statement-making accessories.
Dolce & Gabbana
Image Source: Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear
Another designer label adding captivating futuristic detailing to retro-inspired frames is Dolce & Gabbana. The D&G eyewear label’s latest crave-worthy launch are classic wire-rimmed aviators styled with colorful rainbow tinted lenses.
Image Source: Zoe Ghertner via Gucci; Specialized fit round-frame acetate sunglasses in blue and fuchsia, $320 each
Full-color tinted frames are amazing ways to make a statement, and Gucci is setting the trend with their acetate offerings. If you’re not into intricate framing or mirrored lenses, these styles take you into the future with vibrant color.
— Kristine Hope Kowalski