Cool Sunglasses

Showcasing cool sunglasses and creative eyewear designs that will help you stand out of the crowd. Ever since sunglasses hit the high street fashion shops in the late 1920’s, they have been an essential fashion accessory for millions. Here we feature concept sunglasses, tips for choosing the right sunglasses, cool sunglasses designs and famous celebrities wearing sunglasses…even animals wearing sunglasses!

Cool Solar Sunglasses

While we have solar-powered windows already, it makes perfect sense to toy with the idea further by coming up with the Self-Energy Converting Sunglasses – or SIG for short. This pair of glasses feature lenses made of dye solar cells that are able to collect energy throughout the day, turning them into electricity to power your myriad of portable devices including cell phones, portable media players and the ilk.


According to designers Hyun-Joong Kim and Kwang-Seok Jeong, the dye solar cell used will be cheap organic dye used with nano technology providing cheap but high energy efficiency.

Cool Concept Sunglasses – Nike Hindsight

These concept sketches for the Nike Hindsight, specially design biking sunglasses with specifically tuned Fresnel lenses for keeping an eye on approaching taxis/cars/baby strollers.

Nike Hindsight is, put simply, like giving bicyclists a pair of bifocals for their peripheral vision. By using Fresnel lenses on the sides of eye wear, riders can detect motion in a field of view beyond the normal human limit of 180º. To get technical, high power, diverging Fresnel zones aligned vertically distort into view an extra 25º of view on either side. In doing this, vision is radically distorted in the periphery, but as the eye detects only motion in that area, little clarity is lost in the process.

A rider’s clear benefit is in the early warning of approaching vehicles, but a less obvious advantage is reducing the necessary head rotation to check completely behind oneself. Moreover, while the project was directed towards bicycling for the sake of simplicity, there’s a myriad of sports and activities where a greater field of view becomes an advantage, so feel free to speculate.

Equalizer Night Glasses

Watsget glasses look like regular sunglasses during the day and then light up under black neon lights in clubs. The shades come with a built in equalizer that’s sound activated, so you’ll look either really hip or ultra nerdy. Unfortunately, the Watsget Night Glasses aren’t music activated…but they are still totally cool sunglasses!

 

Calvin Harris Fly Eye Spectacles

DJ Calvin Harris’ new video for ‘i’m not alone’ features him as a knife-wielding mad scientist but its his sartorial trademark silver fly-eye spectacles, which are ordinary sunglasses with bubble-wrap glued to the lenses that got our attention.

Calvin Harris I’m not alone video


Line Sunglasses


New-age futuristic “Line” sunglasses design from MACKDADDY.

 

Zipper Sunglasses

Cool sunglasses designed by Lee Cooper and high-end eyewear brand Alain Mikli.

 

Steampunk Glasses

Beautiful and unique pair of cool sunglasses styled in a steampunk fashion.

 

Slanties Eyewear

Based on ancient Inuit eyewear, each pair of slanties is handcrafted and engineered to be sturdy and reliable.

 

Pyramid Sunglasses

Creative cool sunglasses from Oliver Goldsmith’s OG Vintage Collection.

 

Gold Chain Glasses

BLESS Duo Fringe blinged to the max cool sunglasses from talented design duo of Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag.

Kanye West Shutter Sunglasses


Shutter Shades made cool by Kanye West in the music video for his song “Stronger”.

Stronger Video featuring the Shutter Sunglasses

 

Celebrities in Sunglasses

Cool pictures of famous people in sunglasses from past and present…some looking better than others!

Elton John – Most Iconic Specs Wearer

Of course singer Elton John is the most famous sunglasses wearer. The 61-year-old artiste has owned 20,000 pairs of shades over the years, the most famous being his rocketman glasses. Elton John became famous for his oversized glasses and outrageous outfits and jewellery and was called the ‘Queen Mum of Pop’. From rhinestone encrusted sunglasses to super sized mettalic shades Elton John has worn it all.

Johnny Depp Sunglasses

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Movie actor Johnny Depp is another celebrity who loves his sunglasses wearing many different styles and colours.

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