“Sunglasses are like eye shadow: They make everything look younger and pretty.”

Karl Lagerfeld has delivered a few dubious bon mots in his time but on the issue of the tinted lense the man knows his stuff. (After all, he probably sleeps in his.)

And provided you invest in the right sunnies then the effect can work both ways.

Italian behemoth Salvatore Ferragamo is launching a new eyewear collection that promises all of the brand’s customary elegance and flair.

And it’s not only suitable for a sunny day (i.e. 13% of the English year) – traditional spectacles have also received the treatment.

Classic frames have been reinterpreted in acetate and metal to ensure a vintage look with modern stylings.

Each model is enhanced with exclusive contrasts and refined accents that range from striped motifs and transparent affects to the brand’s iconic ‘double gancini’ detail integrated within the hinge.

Don’t sell your eyes short.

For more info, see Salvatore Ferragamo