The Unimprovable Awards: Summer Essentials Edition

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The Unimprovable Awards: Summer Essentials Edition

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The Retro-Futuristic Aviator

It’s practically a rite of passage for eyewear designers to knock off the aviator. But these riffs, from the New York-based line Grey Ant, take the classic to new heights. “Everyone else was making this thin, minimalist ’70s style,” says Grant Krajecki, Grey Ant’s co-founder and designer. “I wanted to give mine a futuristic ’80s feel.” He accomplished this by shifting and exaggerating the geometry, putting acetate “eyebrows” on the lenses and pushing the color palette beyond the traditional green and gold. The results pay homage to the original without the stiff, military bearing—a…

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