THE FUTURE IS NOW – For the summer of 2014, Balenciaga came out with an array of sunglasses that perfectly embody the futuristic, refined look that has come to represent the French fashion house.

The collection manages to get across a feeling of strong, immutable confidence. This paired with the strong shapes, heavy contours and clean lines of the frames has the power to attract the viewer into the world of Balenciaga.

Browse through the slideshow above to discover some of the styles for this summer.

In the order of appearance: a futuristic cat eye, high-tech aviators, retro cat eye, round and oversized, squared marble-like frames, square shades with a modern texture and strong contours, oversized aviators and, finally, the runway cat eye.

The variety of the designs is as impressive as the novelty shapes and textures. From the metal cat eyes seen on the runway to an impeccably executed pair of sunglasses with a marbled effect, Balenciaga manages to combine retro-influences with sporty, innovative lines like it’s no one business.

And with these exceptional summer styles, one can only wonder what’s in store for the fall… to be announced.