Sunglasses From Itaewon Class & Other Must-Have SS20 Eyewear Collections

Celebrities and films often serve as sources of inspiration when it comes to finding our own style. While thinking of dressing up in these trying times may feel unnecessary, and purchasing new pieces to expand our wardrobes may feel absurd, we can’t deny that a little treat for ourselves from time to time can sometimes make all the difference to make our days that much better.

So, as you’re rooted at home probably browsing the list of content on popular streaming services like Netflix (or contemplating life at large perhaps), we are almost sure you must have watched the acclaimed K-drama series Itaewon Class. The engaging pace of the storyline and easy-on-the-eyes cast may be the draw for many, but we are especially taken by the perfected style of its characters.



Like many of our counterparts, we are in the purse-pinching mode when it comes to purchasing anything really. Though these sunglasses from Gentle  Monster may be the only exceptions that we can make a case for. Especially since they are undeniably wearable as an effortless addition to up-the-ante for everyday dressing, and double-up as reminders of sunnier days (literally and metaphorically) lounging by the beach. And there’s nothing wrong with hoping for all of us to get back to better times in the near future and looking great while we are at it.


As seen on Kwon Nara and Kim Da-Mi, the SOLO-01 features a classic silhouette with oversized round frames that works anytime anywhere. They also come with UV protected Zeiss lenses, two circular silver pins nodding to a minimalist stylistic detail complementing the silver engraved Gentle Monster logos on its temples.


For those who prefer a statement maker, consider the BLING 02(BR) also seen on Kim Da-Mi. Designed to cover the entirety of half your face, they make the perfect accessory to throw on for your next Zoom video conference meeting if you have forgone doing up your daily makeup routine when working from home. These come in four different colour variations that likewise feature 100% UV protected lenses.


Gents who wish to keep up with their sartorially-conscious female peers needn’t worry, there’s the LANG-01(K) styled on Itaewon Class’s main star — Park Seo-Joon, for you to try out if you wanna tap into your inner enterprising bar-restaurant franchise CEO energies with a flourish. These glasses come exclusively in green lenses, so you’ll be thinking of money and investiture in everything you see. That’s probably a stretch, but it sure helps to encourage you to keep your eyes peeled at all times for an investment opportunity when it passes by.

The Gentle Monster 2020 eyewear collection featured are available now on FARFETCH.


For those who aren’t seduced by anything K-wave, there are these comparably covetable eyewear Spring-Summer 2020 collections to go for if you’re looking to make a grand entrance back to living life as you’ve known it when the time eventually comes.




For Spring-Summer 2020, Dior has unveiled the 30 Montaigne sunglasses that bears the signature ‘CD’ hardware and boxy appearance previously exclusive to the maison’s much-adored 30 Montaigne bag. So named after the legendary address and birthplace of every Dior icon, these sunglasses as is the bag is designed to add an emblematic refined touch for the contemporary globe-trotting customer that favours restraint and ease in considered doses.


Available in four variations boasting featherlight acetate frames and mirrored lenses that provide full UVA/UVB optical protection, they are sure to be quite the attention grabber when you pair them with your tee-and-jeans uniform the next time you’re out running errands. To top it off, you can set the trend of sunglasses and bag pairings amongst your closest circle and have the pleasure of saying “I told you so,” when everyone else follows in due time.

Just remember, you heard it here first.

The Dior 30 Montaigne sunglasses is available now on Farfetch and Mytheresa.




Did you know that your favourite instant camera label (that you can thank for your #aesthetic photo wall in your bedroom) — Polaroid, also has an eyewear collection? Well, they do, and their latest collection offers an extensive assortment in mood-lifting vibrant colours with the tagline to See Beyond — Beyond Glare, Beyond Stereotypes, Beyond Differences, to brighten your vision along with your perspective on things in the zeitgeist.


Fresh, playful, and timeless, these sunglasses available for men and women, offer the practicality and authenticity for those less adventurous with outlandish style and focuses instead on sensibility in function. And who better to trust when it comes to legendary polarised lenses that protect your eyes from all the nastiness of the sun’s flare than a label renowned for their quality cameras?

As a further highlight to reiterate this eyewear collection as perfect complements for your every day, their frames are cleverly designed in especially lightweight polycarbonate, slim metal, and rubber that maximises comfort without compromising on style.

The Polaroid SS2020 eyewear collection is available now on SmartBuyGlasses.