Each pair of sunglasses was designed by a separate student from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, therefore the collection features an interesting variety of styles.
KOMONO X The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
Annemarie Saric was inspired by the concept of cars of the late ’70s and their aerodynamic quality. The futuristic glasses feature a shaped lens and intricate temple detailing. Formed by a cut-out and collage technique of vintage car parts, the glasses are characterized by their highly sculptural effect.
Investigating the duality between a fragile appearance and an extreme shape, Karolina Widecka proposes a capsule drenched in superstition and symbolism. She was inspired by ex-votos (an object left as an offering in fulfillment of a vow) and Mexican religious art. Widecka wanted the glasses to function as a token of protection for its wearer with its ‘broken glass’ upper bar.
The last pair, designed by Florentina Leitner, takes you straight back to the ’60s, but with a modern edge. Leitner used psychedelic art to create a pair of glasses that have been stretched and liquified to a vertigo or spiraling effect. The glasses are her way of paying tribute to art icons of those days like Peggy Guggenheim.