Sun Kind of Wonderful: Wildfox Shades
Mar 13, 2015
A MOMENT WITH BENJAMIN MONTOYA, NO RELATION TO INIGO MONTOYA, DESIGNER OF WILDFOX SUN
What first prompted your love affair with sunglasses?
I’m a huge music fan. When I was a kid, I was looking at images of The Clash, Morrissey, Bowie, and Madonna, who were well known for their sunglass style. I grew up very middle class at best, and there wasn’t a lot of money for fancy clothes, so my wardrobe consisted of Levi’s, combat boots and T-shirts. About the only way to really mix it up was to add sunglasses.
The line has really grown this season. Which style is your favorite?
I feel really strongly about the Granny. It’s so oversized that it seems almost ridiculous, but when you put it on, it just works so well. It has more timeless appeal than expected.
Which materials are you into?
We’re introducing new acetate colors that really help add a whole new dimension to our —the colors a have a kaleidoscopic feel.
Wildfox Sun eyewear, $159-$219, wildfox.com
- Models and Glasses shot in Silverlake, California
Audrey Hepburn was the first female celebrity to wear Ray-Bans in a film
("Breakfast at Tiffany's," 1961)