In a triumph of modern handcraft, patterns from the natural world – such as the irregular texture and mineral vein pattern of natural stone – are etched and meticulously lacquered by hand on to the stainless steel frame. Flat lenses add to the avant-garde aesthetic of this high-fashion eyewear.
Beginning their collaborative exchange in 2013, MYKITA and Maison Margiela connected over a shared idea of the creative process. MYKITA routinely goes beyond the confines of the eyewear industry setting new standards in design and manufacturing with artful products. Maison Margiela stands for iconoclastic fashion design. Both design houses are known for the reinterpretation of historical forms, a radical experimentation with constructions and an unconventional approach to materials. MYKITA and Maison Margiela are centred on the idea of the creative collective pushing visible logos and conventional luxury codes into the background. The common focus lies in challenging and creating new aesthetic codes. Designs that merge artisanal techniques with high technology reveal a unique focus on material and construction, as well as predilection for elements of illusion and trompe l’oeil.
ECHO mixes eyewear iconography, fusing a feminine cat-eye shape with a sun visor derived from sports eyewear, to propose a new, contemporary elegance. Oversized yet ultra lightweight, the models showcase the unique possibilities of the MYLON material and the technology of 3D manufacturing. The combination of archetypal eyewear silhouettes with a progressive composition of material, construction and surface is a present-day echo of past glamour.