Vancouver: Olympic medal designer lends her talents to a sunglasses line
It’s officially been six months since Olympic fever swept the city, and while I’m glad to still be seeing the occasional “Canada”-emblazoned sweatshirt, it’s nice to have some other, less-obviously-reminiscent fashion options, too. Corrine Hunt co-designed the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals (which were stunning—I held moguls maven Jennifer Heil’s silver medal at a Birks event during the Games), and has now collaborated on a special collection of sunglasses for the brand Claudia Alan (claudiaalan.com). Each of the eight pairs of sunnies in the Aya range (there are also five styles of reading glasses) have design details inspired by First Nations art, and a portion of proceeds from this collection will go to OnexOne’s First Nations Breakfast Program. I like the graphic detail of the Althea Handmade sunglasses (bottom, $120), but if those are too literal (or pricey), the Arrow aviators with a hummingbird design or Martina frames with sun plaque detail ($39) should also do the trick.