Brandish reports on what may be an upcoming trend in sunglasses: asymmetry. These “Occhiali” from Italian firm Sugarkane are just regular sunglasses with a permanent half-wink as well as lenses that go dark in sunlight. (As seen in many prescription glasses.)
They’re probably expensive — the website suggests emailing for a price — but I think there’s something to them. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something appealing about the slight touch of asymmetry to a product traditionally symmetrical — without going off the early-’80s-Pizza-Hut-Back to the Future deep end.
Of course, I’m not sure I want to see, say, a laptop with one half of the screen wider than the other. But it would look futuristic.
Sugarkane ‘Occhiali’ asymmetric sunglasses [Brandish]
Update: The designer has responded to my pricing query: 300 € a pair. (I don’t pay more than $5 for my sunglasses, but now you know.)