If there were eyewear gods then Linda Farrow would, in my opinion, be Venus. It’s partly because the Farrows have one of the sickest sunglass archives known to man (the brand was re-launched back in 2003 by Linda’s son when a hidden warehouse stash of Family shades was discovered), and partly because they’ve collaborated with pretty much all the current fashion greats since their re-inception. Jeremy Scott, Eley Kishimoto, Matthew Williamson—the list is about as long as my right arm. There are tons of great styles to look forward to next season, from Raf simons’ ski-friendly sun specs with leather blinders, to neo-mod shades by House of Holland (named the Agyness after Holland’s BFF, natch), not to mention the vintage-inspired gems in their own Linda Farrow Luxe collection.
But let’s take a wee moment to talk about the supremely outrageous stunners they have lined up, like Luella Bartley’s Batman specs, Jeremy Scott’s Mikey shades and—the real piece de resistance—Bernard Willhelm’s clear goggles (eyepiece most likely to be turned into Kanye promo material). Tried and tested, the Willhelm/Farrow joints do feel a little too Rip Hamilton to be taken seriously, but then who else has the balls to make sunnies this fun and this gloriously weird.