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Perforation, metal, and spikes: Five pairs of statement-making shades

by Roman Espejo in Style on 29 April 2010

The latest in statement-making shades push form over function with fantastical designs. These five pairs might impair your vision, but you'll be far from invisible.

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Linda Farrow leads the pack with recent notable collaborations including Jeremy Scott and Alexander Wang. For British designer Todd Lynn, the revived eyewear label goes industrial with perforated stainless steel. They're available on the Linda Farrow site for $340.

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Stevieboi's affordably outlandish frames have graced the faces of Lady Gaga and Santigold. Snap up these futuristic Ibotz for $65 on his website .

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Kerin Rose has built a cult following with her decadently tricked-out shades. Inspired by punk icon Wendy O. Williams, the W.O.W sunglasses double as a decidedly practical headband. They're $220 at her online store.

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Named after Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, Romain Kremer x Mykita designed this conceptual pair to protect the mind's eye. They come out this fall.

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This season, German label Bless plays on mirrored lenses with a surreal twist. These aviators, in stock at Colette and Project No.8 for around $300, transport the wearer to a rocky beach.

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