BRAND FOCUS: RAY-BAN
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 14 June 2018
Back in 1929, the New York-based company Bausch & Lomb was enlisted to make a pair of glasses that would allow US army pilots to see clearly when flying at high altitudes. In 1939, the glasses were redesigned with a metal frame – and so, the Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses were born. Since then, the company, which is now owned by the Luxottica Group, has released a number of ultra-slick eyewear pieces. In fact, Ray-Ban's standout shades have cropped up across popular culture over the decades. You'll notice Tom Cruise wearing the iconic Wayfarer frames in the 1983 flick Risky Business, while Matthew Broderick rocks the Clubmaster style in another 80s classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
For SS18, the brand has delivered a fresh set of frames to see you through the season. Go for the thin, gold option with dark lenses to keep your eyes protected; and if you wear glasses day to day, then select the optical round hexagonal pair for a strong look.