Photographed by ANASTASIA GARCIA
Still Life Photographed by NED MATURA

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Fluff your pillow shape for vivid sunglass dreams in green.

AMPAT from Etnia Barcelona


Femininity flies high on this soft butterfly sun shape as our valued partner State Optical continues to spread its independent eyewear wings.

STATE OPTICAL Magdalene from Europa Eyewear


Let’s raise our (sun)glasses with a toast to handmade artisan eyewear born with an Italian heritage.

VALDO Elio from Kenmark Eyewear

From top: O-SIX 1214 from Thema – A Family Factory; ALVEZ from RAEN; TRINA TURK Lummi from The McGee Group; LOWERCASE Steeplechase from Modo

From top: RIP CURL Banzai from SD Eyes; NICOLE MILLER Baliff from L’Amy America; DRAPER JAMES 7057 from Altair Eyewear


Light yellow tinted lenses render black sunglasses anything but basic.

CARTER from Denon Eyewear


A classic black frame front uplifts her face with sophistication but the temples demand to be seen with contrasting stripes of petal pink.

CAROLINA HERRERA 0221/G/S from Safilo

HERITAGE BY CO HS104 from Colors in Optics


Titanium is the star of this magic hour going full circle in handcrafted luxury.

AKONI Eris from Akoni Group

From left: TED BAKER LONDON TMS173 from Tura; COCO AND BREEZY Love from ESE International

From left: BEAUFORT from Article One; PAROS 1 from Morel

From top: FURLA SFU784 from De Rigo Rem; PRODESIGN DENMARK Fire from Design Eyewear Group


The classic clubman squares off with rose colored lenses.

MIU MIU SMU 10Z from EssilorLuxottica


Minimalist sun styling crafted at its finest and lightest.

LINDBERG 024/140DJ 8338 from Kering Eyewear


Leather wraps the brow bar and co-pilots Tom Ford’s take on retro shades with drop shaped lenses.

TOM FORD Ken 1095 from Marcolin


Luxuriate in R&R with a bow tie sun shaped and shaded for her eyes.

FERRAGAMO 2006S from Marchon Eyewear

BLOSSOM from Andy Wolf Eyewear

From top: MATILDE from GIGI Studios; VIA SPIGA 362-SC from Zyloware; ILLA Lucio from ClearVision Optical; FYSH 2103 from WestGroupe

Our world is ruled by the sun. It tells us when to rise and shine. It keeps us warm with its bright rays. It powers our need for sunglasses and the reasons we wear them. Just as the sun lights up the world, the impact of sunwear shines powerfully in our optical arena. It continues to reign as the most coveted frame category—today and for the past 50 years of 20/20’s history. In our eyes, sunwear is the dream accessory, protecting our sight while giving us the opportunity to make our own style statements. With the endless variety of designs and style choices along with the array of plano and Rx lens options, showing off our solar flare has never been more energizing. This month, we took up residence at the Dream Downtown hotel in NYC to play out our sunny daydreams. We present to you our selection of sun specs to make all your sunwear ambitions and dreams come true.

–Christine Yeh