June 3rd, 2008 | Kate
Trend watch: Shutter shades
If eyes are the windows to the soul, you might want to get them some window treatments – because you never know who’s taking a peek.
Since Kanye West wore them in his Stronger music video, “shutter shades” have exploded into mainstream fashion, and are a definite must-have for this summer.
These avant-garde, blast-from-the-80′s sunglasses worn by West were a custom pair of louvered blind shaded sunglasses by French designer, Alain Mikli. I say avant-garde, because it’s not every day you see someone walking around with what appears to be window blind-esque eyewear – or at least, it wasn’t.
The hot “shutter shades” are also featured in the album artwork for West’s latest album, Graduation, by Takashi Murakami. The only problem is, as hot as they are, not everyone can afford a pair of high-end, handmade designer sunglasses.
Luckily for us, someone’s got our back. This someone is website, www.shuttershadesonline.com, where the famous shades are sold for about $25.
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Topics: Accessories, Trend watch
Tags: Alain Mikli, kanye west, sutter shades, Takashi Murakami