The historical Aviator, reinvented
The Aviator is the most recognizable sunglass design in existence. Its origins are traced to early USAF eyewear, designed to fully cover the eyes and periphery from sun glare. No longer solely a sign of masculinity, the present-day Aviator can be worn by anyone, and without irony. Executed with thin sweeping lines that follow the natural curves of a face, the Aviator may just be the perfect all-around frame.
Historical icons with a modern twist
Haffmans & Neumeister’s sun collection, is a methodically curated tour through the timeline of eyewear’s historical icons. By selecting the typical shape of each style’s respective era and subjecting it to a dogmatic design process, they create surprising, reduced sheet-metal silhouettes.Their sun collection concept challenges the perception of what is and is not a sunglass. By fitting an ophthalmic frame with a deeply saturated, solid tint that obscures the eyewire and masks the eyes, Haffmans & Neumeister create an entirely new persona for both the frame and the wearer.