Kanye West: I Love My…Shades

Kanye West reinvigorated the striped sunglasses fad in his Stronger music video.

The specs aren’t really functional. They don’t protect the eyes from strong rays of sunlight, but they look super fly.

Kanye rocks them in almost every color; some glow in the dark. They’re called “Shutter Shades” because they look like window blinds, a name popularized in the 1980s.

The shades debuted in the music video for Glittering Prize by Simple Minds, from 1982. Kanye’s cleverly designed specs were directly inspired by an Alain Mikli version. Shutter Shades are now known as Kanyes.

Shutter Shades will release gold and silver sunglasses sets in limited quantities this fall. Since its launch, Shutter Shades, has expanded into apparel and other accessory lines.

Take a look at Kanye showing off other types of killer shades and sound off below if you’re digging his funky specs!

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