On June 16, Valentino presented its Summer Spring 2024 collection at Milan Men’s Fashion Week. The Italian house reunited A-listers from around the world for the occasion, including  Thai sensation Jeff Satur and the brand’s newest ambassador Yang Yang. Among the star-studded guestlist, the Asian icons stood out with their take on front-row dressing, which included this season’s must-have item: statement sunglasses. Wearing matching accessories, however, each of them imprinted their signature style on their looks.

Yang Yang: The New Wayfarer

Attending his first show as Valentino’s ambassador, Chinese actor Yang Yang stepped out dressed in a crimson blazer and dress shirt paired with tailored black slacks. Tying the look together were a pair of platform boots, a leather belt, and Valentino’s new it item, the Valentie. To match this electric ensemble, the Chinese actor needed an equally bold pair of sunglasses: the Valentino XXII – Rectangular Acetate Frame. As a recent favorite of the actor, this eyewear piece added modern, dramatic energy to the outfit. 

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The XXII – Rectangular Acetate Frame are chunky black acetate shades that shield UV rays with style. Featuring a tapered cat eye shape and the signature Valentino gold studs, these wayfarer sunglasses offer a new take on the cult-classic item. Additionally, the bulkier arms and temples bestow a masculine touch to any look.

XXII – Rectangular Acetate Frame

Jeff Satur: Retro Cool Frames

On the other hand, the Thai actor and singer Jeff Satur caused many head turns with his refreshing take on everyday summer shorts. The actor arrived at the Università degli Studi in a fashion-savvy combination of black tailored shorts, an oversized white coat, and a white dress shirt accessorized with a crisp black Valentie. The monochromatic outfit was topped off with midnight black, patent leather combat boots. 

For the ultimate retro-cool look, Satur opted to combine the XXII – Rectangular Acetate Frame in white with this invigorating fashion look. Due to the bright white finish of the frame and contrasting gray lenses, the sunglasses appeared a bit chunkier and bolder. Peeking through his piecey 1970s-inspired mullet, these pointed statement frames resulted in the perfect modern and suave addition to his fit. 

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Twinning Moment

Combining some of the most popular sunglasses trends for 2023, the XXII Rectangular Acetate Frame made the ideal front-row accessory for Jeff Satur and Yang Yang. The Asian stars later posed together, gifting fans and fashion enthusiasts an iconic twinning moment. But while they matched the same accessories — the Valentie and statement eyewear —  the pair brought contrasting styles to the front row. Sleek and formal, Yang Yang’s look mixed an eye-popping palette with menswear classics for the ultimate Valentino outfit — after all, red is the brand’s signature color. Meanwhile, Jeff proved his cool-kid status by styling tailored pieces with edgy, statement accessories. Honestly, the best of both worlds!

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