Ray-Ban Icons Never Fade, They Are Reinvented
Never missing a chance to frame a unique period in time with style that is designed to make history, the world’s favorite eyewear brand pulls legendary looks out of its archives to prove that when we’re talking trends, Ray-Ban always gets there first.
Starting with statement styles from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, and B definitely stands for bold on Bill and Blair. Playing up the latest chunky acetate trend on these original shapes, where new colors lighten up the heritage havanas and fresh gradient acetates make the always-on rectangle, vintage cat-eyes of the Burbank family the coolest looks this side of the summer of ‘65.
But it’s not only about being bold. Balance is important too. Changing up the iconic metal shapes with colorful shades, RayBan loves to give the go-to style a boost of something fresh, and that means getting wired. The anything-but-ordinary shape of the original Julie and Elon, from the late 80s archive, rounded out with antique metal tones and new color-changing lenses,frame a perfect blend of timeless design that goes from uber-classic to totally trendy in a blink.
When it comes to evolving original design, the Vagabond and Stateside, archive pieces from 1975 originally tailored for skiers, make sure layered is the next big thing in sporting style: from vintage hues to the latest transparent tones on sharp double bridge shapes, dynamic optical style has never looked so racy. Bold, confident and always cool, in Ray-Ban, original never gets old.
Shop our top picks from the Ray Bans M1 Collection below
Bill RB 2198
Comebacks aren’t old – they’re epic. Refreshing the gaze of an easy rider from 1985, this powerful double bridge acetate frame gives classic sporting design a boost of contemporary attitude. And when it comes to giving statement shapes everyday appeal, subtle color combinations and heritage textures defineeight color options ranging from total black or havana to chic bi-layered blue and havana; dark solid, iconic gradient and polar lenses give it original appeal.
Blair RB 2196
Nostalgic silhouettes frame the look of the future with all the confidence of original Ray-Ban design: bold and handsome, Blair makes a straight-out statement. Updating this authentic archive model from 1970, new colored havanas lighten up its chunky acetate profiles, soft bevel contours give its wrapped, straight-top shape an ultra-smooth edge. Take your pick from seven different colorways with new Havana tones, bi-layer frames and striped grey, with polar or iconic gradient blue shades, and fit them to your profile in two larger than life sizes
Mr Burbank RB 2283
Playing with new fade-out tones, heritage textures and colorful shades, Mr Burbank is all about easy going style that makes its mark. Reviving an always-on classic from 1969, the bold rectangular frame echoes the iconic
shape of the Wayfarer in a trendy, squared key, vintage Ray-Ban bar rivets give it original brand appeal. Choose from two sizes, with a stylish larger fit, and a fresh palette, including new transparent grey fade-out gradient acetates, colorful or classic havanas and cool striated tones with polar or bestseller colored lenses.
Miss Burbank RJ 9099S
Framing the wide-eyed style of Ray-Ban Kids’ Originals, new fade-out tones and iconic born in the 60’s style give Miss Burbank. Framing the eternal cateye shape with a trendy squared, slightly angular profile and vintage RayBan bar rivets, two sizes make sure it fits both trendsetting kids and teens who know where style is at. Six frame colors – including new fade-out gradient colors, graphic black or white and rich Havana textures – pair with classic solid and cool shading lenses to make sure it looks good in any season.
Lady Burbank RX 5499
Petite, feminine, and definitely no wall flower, this Lady adds a stack of sass to smart optical design. Refreshing an authentic low-lens shape from the ‘60s, trendy new transparent gradient acetates add wide-eyed allure and stacks of must-have style status, glowing amber, tortoise or havana and polished black, accented by pressed metal hinge pins, highlight its vintage origins. Two frame calibers make sureshe’s a perfect fit, whatever your size.
Julie RB 3957
Straight from the vault, this archive classic gives novel a wired sense of style. Confident, characterful and always cool, the iconic Julie makes any look original with hippie-gone-80s charisma. And it doesn’t have to big or bold to do it. Marking its distinctive small-scale shape and high-set bridge, new antique gold, copper or gunmetal and Legend gold frames pair with original amber, cool grey and dark polar lens shades, to make this one a contemporary classic that’s hard to miss.
Julie RX 3957V
Who said you have to be bold to make a statement? Or that minimal had to be boring? Hyping the look of classic wireframe design, this far-fromordinary high-bridge shape adds daring charisma to everyday optical style, new antique metal and Legend gold tones, as well as fine coined detailing and iconic curved wire temples, give it original Ray-Ban status.