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 ( 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.

EARLIER: Jennifer Heil show’s off her new silver jewellery (and medal!)
See our coverage of the Vancouver 2010 games