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Accessory of the Moment: Westward Leaning Shades

The stylish shades with their fashion-forward color selections are the hottest fashion accessory this season.

The latest collection launched on the (Westward Leaning) online forum is called the Wintermute collection. Inspiration for the collection originated from: the science fiction genre, the novel “Neuromancer” and movie “Blade Runner”. The color palette for the latest, cyberpunk-referenced collection includes: matte gray, off-white, gold, black and neon lenses; and the Wintermute collection includes four different sunglasses.

What makes this brand so special and differentiated from the competition is the business model.  Westward Leaning Accessories donates $10 of the sale of each pair of glasses to education programs.  Additionally they support various social causes and progressive issues. Another aspect of this company that sets them apart from the rest of the industry is their “universal frame” which basically means the same shape for every piece in all collections  (the color and temple material change with various collections).

Stars seen wearing this Brand’s frames include modern trend enthusiasts: Kate Bosworth, Justin Bieber, Olivia Palermo, Alessandra Ambrosio, Nicky Hilton, Harold Mabern, Jessica Alba and Natalie Portman.


Image: Frame called N°10.1 \\ Wintermute


Image: N°10.2 \\ Wintermute


Image: N°10.3 \\ Wintermute


All photography credit: Westward Leaning