It was a New Year's resolution done right at Stevie Boi. The New York-based eyewear designer treated us to a visual treat at the Foley Gallery in Manhattan's Lower East Side, where he showcased his newest collection "CABIN". While he made a name for himself designing heavily embellished sunglasses (read: chains and crystals) and statement shades for Beyoncé and Lady Gaga in the past, it was an entirely clean platter at Stevie Boi's presentation.

At his presentation, male and female models were dressed in khaki, white and beige clothing with the occasional pop of rainbow. Instead of standing up and walking around the runway, the females were guided to their seats, which were two wooden benches. While a handful sat on the benches, the male models stood up and the remaining females sat on the ground. As there was no front row or any sort of organized seating, everyone (including myself) had to shuffle around, get up close and take photos of the sunglasses. Considering that this was in an extremely intimate setting, it was clear that the designer was ready to make a statement with extremely understated pairs of sunglasses.

"I had to have a moment in the middle of the woods. I got inspired by boy scouts, hiking and camping and all that stuff. I want to [separate] myself from the gothic stuff I did before. I wanted to do something newer," said Stevie Boi.

Speaking of a "newer" take on avant-garde, prismatic mirrored lenses in shades of blue, amber and red replaced the perforated lenses of yore. Although mirrored lenses were part of his past collections, they were paired with plain Wayfarer, cat eye and round aviator frames in neutral hues of ivory and pale beige.

The male models wore Hackers-esque oval aviator shades that seemed to resemble the mean clean lines at Acne. As much as they were made to appeal to the mass market, these designs were pale in comparison to the butterfly shades. Avant-garde, yet super classy, the butterfly silhouette was born to steal the show! Set in marble-esque textures, each frame resembled the grooves on wooden floors. But unlike the typical butterfly style, Stevie Boi supplanted the angular lines with cloudlike-curves that made each pair look true to the shape of the insect's wing.

Injected with hues of rainbow, metallic gold pearl and ivory, each pair was designed to stand out whether it be on the rocky concrete streets of New York or the sandy grass at Indio's Empire Polo Field. Although the departure from the extreme maximalism was a risk, it brought us to see another side of Stevie Boi that we've never anticipated before.