Sunglasses - like men's ties, socks, fascinators and anything you wear in the month running up to Christmas - are one of those isolated areas of fashion where you really can let your imagination run riot and go as crazy and out-there as you want. And this season, we're happy to report that designers really aren't holding back when it comes to creating fun and downright bonkers frames...

From Jeremy Scott's faces, wings and Mickey Mouse ears to Erdem's Sci-Fi inspired cat eye creations, we've rounded up some of our favourite and more adventurous designer sunglasses for spring/summer 2013, taking in all the big names that have opted for experimental style this season. And as ever, the prices of sunglasses do not always reflect the pricing systems elsewhere in a designer label, so many of these pieces come in at a relatively affordable level - just think of the cost per wear!

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