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Future's So Bright

Who's in the mood for aviators? A personal favorite, classic shades only made better by recent events.


By Shawn Williams


Fendi Fabulous shield sunglasses. Made of black rubber-texture injection-molded frame, silver-colored metal temples and red rubberized temple tips. The green single lens is decorated with a tone-on-tone effect FF logo mirror print

Fendi Fabulous. Made of black rubber-texture injection-molded frame, silver-colored metal temples, and red rubberized temple tips.





Geneva is Kate Spade's sleek update to the classic. Shiny metal with scratch-resistant gradient lenses, gold frame, brown bronze lens, pink background

Geneva is Kate Spade's sleek update to the classic. Shiny metal with scratch-resistant gradient lenses.





Gucci's gold metal with green and red web frame, green gradient lenses, gold brow bridge, nose bridge, and nose pads, black tips, on gray background

Gucci's gold metal with green and red web frame, green gradient lenses.


Tom Ford Cole Aviators in dark Havana with gold frame, tortoise brow bar, smoky bronze gradient lenses, and classic metal details

Tom Ford Cole Aviators in dark Havana with gold frame, tortoise brow bar, smoky bronze gradient lenses, and classic metal details.




Shield sunglasses are within range. The wrapped semi-rim shield style features wide and hollow tapered temples in a bold pink frames and gradient orange to purple lenses.

Technically not aviators per se, Versace's MEDUSA Icon Shield sunglasses are within range. The wrapped semi-rim shield style features wide and hollow tapered temples in a bold fuchsia hue and gradient orange to purple lenses.



Fendi men aviator sunglasses in black with brow bar, nose big, nose pads

Fendi Men 0031 Aviator Sunglasses with gray lenses feature a double bridge and are made from silver-tone metal, with iconic triangular temples, and burgundy rubberized tips. Available at Solstice Sunglasses.

Christian Dior "Dio(R)evolution" pink aviator sunglasses in metal Lens/bridge/temple (in mm): 99-1-145. Mirrored frame front and lenses. Cutout detail at brow bar/temples. Engraved star at bridge. Adjustable nose pads. CD logo at temples. Capped earpieces. 100% UVA/UVB protection. Made in Italy.

Dio(R)evolution in pink, available at Neiman Marcus





Saint Laurent Classic aviator sunglasses with rainbow mirror lense and black frames on gray background

Saint Laurent Classic 11 R 002 / 007 in rainbow mirror. Available at Mercari.