Cult Australian streetwear brand, Ksubi was founded in 2000 by surfer chums Dan Single, George Gorrow and Gareth Moody, rapidly becoming known for their urban aesthetic and distressed denim. However, the brand is not only recognised for their contemporary menswear and womenswear, they are also now well known for their uber cool range of eyewear.
Most recently, Ksubi Eyewear teamed up with world renowned designer Richard Nicoll to create a directional limited edition capsule collection of sunglasses. The instantly popular collaboration from Ksubi Eyewear for the Summer 2012 season is based on Henri George’s Clouzot’s unfinished 1966 ‘Masterpiece L’enfer’.
“Approaching the idea of taking classic cat’s eye and 1950-60’s shapes, which are modernized through detail and technique to create sleek and refined frames, the capsule offers architecturally strong lines softened with reflective surfaces and chain detailing, further resulting in a look that is simultaneously minimal and glamorous.The monochromatic colour palette is reminiscent of Clouzot’s French 60’s cinematography while glossed styles are carefully outlined with metallic hues. Chrome and mirrored lenses are nostalgic yet directional.”
The limited edition collection from Ksubi Eyewear X Richard Nicoll consists of some seriously eye catching pieces – glossy acetate frames with metallic outlined lenses, as well as super polished metallic frames that give a chrome effect making then indistinguishable from their futuristic silver mirrored lenses…One thing is for certain these frames are not for the fashion faint of heart.
So without further ado we present the sunglasses capsule collection from Ksubi Eyewear X Richard Nicoll, available to purchase from our friends at Eyegoodies.com.
Limited Edition Colab Ksubi Sunglasses with Richard Nicoll
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