By Noelia de la Cruz, May 17th, 2010
Proenza Schouler’s spring collection prepared women for an aquatic, graffiti-filled, futuristic dreamland. Reptilian prints in fluorescent yellows and turquoise seemed to camouflage baby doll dresses for a technicolored dystopia. It’s no surprise then that the sunglasses had a similar job: providing protection with thick plastic frames, and unexpected colors like navy and red to blend in with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s vision.
Available at Barneys New York, a black pair from the line exhibits Proenza Schouler’s classic, minimal look, while red and deep bluish-purple and green Wayfarer-shaped shades show a more youthful side. All of the pairs feature metal hardware at the temples, adding a level of industrial chic. And then the leopard-rimmed tea-shades? The perfect style for those who want to be a little more daring. Part racecar driver, part John Lennon—total downtown hipster.