Under the blazing summer sun, a nice pair of shades is both a necessity and a fashion statement. Thankfully, these new eyewear brands are here to save the day, whether you’re relaxing by the poolside, chilling on a beach or sipping champagne from the comfort of your superyacht

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Chimi Eyewear

What happens when you marry old Hollywood glamour with traditional Chinese philosophy? Chimi Eyewear is a Swedish brand channeling “Chi” in its latest campaign which radiates vibrancy and colour.

Retro pieces are refreshed in playful pastel hues and unexpected materials. Our top pick is this classic blush pink cat eye–wear it with this silk Gucci headscarf to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn. 

Find out more at chimieyewear.com

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Carolina Lemke

Carolina Lemke is a progressive brand for modern women (and men). In her recent collaboration with Kim Kardashian, Lemke explores Berlin’s fashion scene by mixing evocative references with simple high-tech designs.

Combine the collection’s bestseller, Tempest, with this Balmain swimming suit and a pair of Monica Vinader hoops for a Bond girl-worthy look that will outshine just about anybody on your yacht. 

Find out more at carolinalemke.com 

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Andy Wolf

Named after two friends, Andreas and Wolfgang, the label Andy Wolf has dazzled the fashion crowd with handcrafted eyewear inspired by Austrian culeur locale. The eyewear is made from high-quality materials that are sourced responsibly (points for sustainability!).

The brand’s latest Soul collection features highly versatile glasses, ranging from aviators to round frames, both of which are seashore- and downtown-friendly.

Find out more at andy-wolf.com

See also: 10 Designer Beach Accessories You Need This Summer 

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Ambush X Gentle Monster

In her recent collaboration with Gentle Monster, designer Yoon Ahn takes us to space with a pair of hyper-futuristic shades decorated with metal hardware. The featured eyewear embodies Ambush’s DNA and is an avant-garde step away from the tiny sunglasses trend.

Dropping on July 6, this collection is a perfect example of harmony between streetwear and luxury.

Find out more at ambushdesign.com

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Khromis

Khromis is all about geometry, innovation and artistry—all executed in finest materials and most vibrant of colours. The latest Geometric series is heavily influenced by the steampunk movement and features the brand’s interpretation of the future through the lens of fashion.

Complex shapes and a mix of textures will surely satisfy all the high fashion connoisseurs out there.

Find out more at khromis.com

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Vita Fede

Meaning “Life and Faith”, Vita Fede embodies the essence of effortless luxury. Famous for its artisanal jewelry, the brand has recently translated its bespoke craftsmanship into eyewear.

The designer sunglasses come in classical shapes with matching chains and a set of additional tinted lenses. These timeless Bordeaux sunglasses will work beautifully with a simple white cotton dress to take you from the beach to sundowners at the beach club. 

Find out more at vitafede.com

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Ganni

Copenhagen-based brand Ganni has wowed us with its statement dresses covered with daring prints, and the exact same words can be used to describe the label's sunglasses.

Large shapes with thick acetate frames convey the brand’s identity perfectly, while the range of lively colours keeps the shades feeling fresh for every season. The piece that's an absolute necessity this summer is this pair of DKK1499.

Find out more at ganni.com

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