Space age sunglasses have come a long way since the 60s when it started being popularised in the media. It was a decade of wonder; when humanity made its first steps on the moon and inspired a host of outer space-themed movies such as Star Trek and Planet of the Apes.
That phenomenon soon spread to fashion and one of British supermodel Twiggy’s most iconic looks was a close up shot of an asymmetrical pair by Pierre Cardin.
Today, it’s a look that hasn’t gone out of style. In fact, all signs point to a comeback as more celebs in recent times are seen wearing these futuristic shades. The Hadid sisters, and Lily Rose Depp for instance took their pair to Cannes Film Festival. And let’s not forget Rihanna’s space age sunglasses — a collaboration with Dior released last year.
While we wouldn’t recommend them for everyone, the truly bold and confident can wear them to clubs (at your own risk) but given our intense tropical climate, putting on a pair as you pound the streets would make more sense. After all, what good would a pair of sunglasses do if they’re not used to to shield our eyes from the blazing sun? Here’s our list of space age sunglasses that could soon be yours.