Initially founded in the 1950s to make goggles for skiers and sportsmen, Carrera Sunglasses has branched out into fashion eyewear, much to the delight of cutting-edge design lovers. Now in its 55th year, Carrera continues its devotion to pioneering materials and production processes even as it raises the coolness factor of its designs.
The company takes its name from a legendary road race in Mexico, and continues to take first place in the minds of many fashion lovers. The sporty, sleek style that is a hallmark of Carrera sunglasses has won fans among athletes, musicians, and mere mortals alike.
Carrera Sunglasses’ original mission was to provide technically-advanced eyewear for fast-paced sportsmen. While their brand appeal has broadened, that beginning in sports continues to influence the look and quality of their designer sunglasses to this day. One of the most familiar designs in the Carrera sunglasses range is the Champion, which echoes the shape of ski goggles.
You’ve probably seen the Carrera Champions in action recently, even if you weren’t aware of them. Lady Gaga sports a white pair of the shades in her video for “Bad Romance”, shortly before the freaky, fiery finale.
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