Founded in 1918 by Spanish couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga, the fashion house has achieved iconic status thanks to its pioneering design and ability to innovate and set, rather than follow, trends. Now under the creative direction of Alexander Wang, this reputation continues, with the designer marrying the classic with the modern in his collections. Balenciaga's signature femininity and sophisticated glamor remains though, and this can be seen in the label's selection of sunglasses. Utilising timeless styles, like cat eyes and aviators, the accessories are given a contemporary update in the detailing. Think contrast-coloured frames and lenses.