Arina Varga's 'Urban Candy' Updates Kanye West's Shutter Shades

By: Marissa Brassfield - Jun 16, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
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Shutter shades, say hello to sidewalk grate goggles. Arina Varga's 'Urban Candy' shoot rocks this futuristic eyewear, and while the images themselves are certainly out-there (old records as mini hats, anyone?), I'm fixated on these crazy goggles.

We've increasingly seen avant-garde eyewear transfer from the catwalks to the sidewalks. See some other futuristic frames below.

Implications - The eyes are said to be the window to the soul, so it's no wonder that people are adorning them with all sorts of fun sunglass styles. Retro wayfarers saw a huge comeback and now thanks to fashionistas like Kanye West and Lady Gaga, avante-garde, futuristic eyewear is taking over. Businesses should look to the future instead of relying on the past to come up with fresh ideas of inspiration.