When Linda Farrow launched her namesake eyewear collection in 1970, the number of designers who regarded sunglasses as anything more than a merely utilitarian accessory probably could have fit inside a Mayfair boutique. Attitudes have changed since then, but Farrow’s focus on creating ultra-fashionable sunglasses has not. With Farrow’s son, Simon Jablon, at the helm, this London-based label continues to produce top-quality sunglasses and optical frames that run the gamut from refined and traditional to austere and avant-garde. The Linda Farrow Luxe collection offers frames to fit every face shape and taste: oversize rectangular shades and classic cat eyes for traditionalists, flamboyant black wayfarers covered in snakeskin (the Luxe 38) for Roberto Cavalli-inspired trendsetters, even classic aviators with 24-karat gold-plated lenses for diehard eyewear adventurists. Through Luxe and its frequent collaborations with high-end designers and fashion houses (Dries van Noten, Jeremy Scott, and the Row, to name just a few), Linda Farrow remains at the forefront of eyewear design.
Classic black and white is always a safe (and stylish) bet when it comes to making a bold, graphic statement. Go for a high-contrast vibe this season and accessorize your look with get-noticed bowler satchels, cap-toe ballet flats, mod resin necklaces, and zebra-print shades.
Setting your sights on a new pair of specs? Check out this selection of sleek eyewear from the some of our favorite brands, including Ashcroft, Oliver Peoples, and The Row by Linda Farrow. You’ll find modish round frames, tortoiseshell sunnies, ombré aviators, futuristic square shades, and so much more.
Ultra-polished looks for your nine-to-five.
From retro to oversized, the season's most obsession-worthy shades.