How did these throwback wraparound sunnies come to be favored by athletes, Proud Boys and Balenciaga baddies, all at the same time?

“The wraparounds are emblems of celebification — they hide and protect,” says Shanu Walpita, trend forecaster and course leader at London College of Fashion. “This layer of celebrity concealment and curiosity is played up even more with the Balenciaga designer’s famous friends donning the alien-esque shades.”