Now in its fifth season, Italian boutique sunglasses label RETROSUPERFUTURE consistently innovates on classic eyewear concepts, bringing fresh ideas in pattern, texture and vibrant color to an industry seemingly content to do the opposite. New optical range notwithstanding, the label’s highly anticipated Fall/Winter 2012 sunglasses collection is centered around themes of “Humanism,” wherein each handcrafted piece in the series is inspired by world culture and man’s innate ability to turn natural elements to art.

This rings especially true in the black and gold “Francis” series, where we’re treated to Flat Top and People models with laser-engraved hieroglyphics on each arm.

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