Fascinating history and timeless appeal aside, aviator sunglasses are arguably the most popular shape when it comes to classic or contemporary eyewear design. Additions to California-based Sama Eyewear’s spring/summer 2017 Combustion collection reinterpret the typical aviator to give it a decidedly feminine twist. This includes frames with larger lenses, jewelled finishes and an innovative butterfly-shaped lens with a raised temple (pictured). The lasercut patterned temples in precious metals are paired with the season’s favourite lens colours, including French rose, rose gold and pearlised metallic shades. Also new in the Sama Combustion series are light-wash or ombré flat lenses in custom-created hues of iris, sage, turquoise and cherry blossom. Inspired by art, architecture and nature, Sama founder Sheila Vance, one of Hollywood’s favourite eyewear designers, sought to combine function with style, technology and fit in this fresh-looking collection, which is available from Harvey Nichols - Dubai in Mall of the Emirates.