There should be no doubt in anybody’s mind that summer 2012 in London is going to be absolutely massive. With the Jubilee just behind us and the Olympics ceremonies soon to arrive, it is a summer designed for spending time in high spirits whilst celebrating our icons. Armed with this knowledge, Ray-Ban have had the keen sense to give one of their most iconic designs an LDN-tinged makeover, with the limited edition Original Wayfarer London, the eighth entry in their 2012 ‘Special Series’.
The Wayfarer has been a much loved frame since it first hit stores in 1952, and has been famously worn by some of the most influential celebrities and style icons of the 20th and 21st Century.
These eye-catching twists on the classic design highlight exactly why the original Wayfarer has been such an enduring model. The bold patterns feature Union Jack prints and outlined sketches of London landmarks – design ideas which may initially sound gaudy, but when added to the legendary and instantly recognizable Wayfarer silhouette, look slick, contemporary and are sure to turn any fashion-conscious Brit into a believer.
Although the sun’s presence may be sporadic at the moment, the colourful designs and classic shape of these frames make them the ideal accessory for street parties, summer music festivals, or just for adding a splash of something special to a casual outfit. If the weather permits, or if you are lucky enough to be holidaying abroad this summer, you can also combine them with your beach wardrobe staples in order to boast an extra bit of Blighty pride whilst strolling in the surf.
As with all original Wayfarers, the frames are made out of high quality acetate and are fitted with UV-protective glass lenses, making them lightweight and practical.
Available now at Sunglass Hut, the Original Wayfarer London comes in five different variations of frame and lens colour, meaning there’s sure to be a version to suit almost anyone.