Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Martin Margiela L’Incognito Sunglasses


Martin Margiela represents a revolt in fashion; a serious disregard of modern concepts of luxury and fashion.  He’s rebuilt old garments and garbage in couture, and remains a mystery because of his obsession with privacy.    

His sunglasses are no exception.  If you look at what is mainstream and popular today, and look at his latest creations, you will see what I mean.  His first pair is aptly called L’Incognito.  They are certainly futuristic looking sunglasses and are interestingly made from a single piece of polycarbonate.

This works

Somehow this one doesn't

Martin Margiela has teamed up with Marcolin, a huge player in the eyewear industry and competition for Luxottica.  They have made what is Martin’s first pair of sunglasses and I really don’t know what to think of them.  I’ve never seen anything like it, except for maybe in movies.  I’m not sure if they could be worn very often, but that’s really not the point.   

I’m not even sure if they have a nose-pad or how they fit anyone, but there is definitely something interesting about them.  Would you dare wear them outside? 

3 Responses to “Martin Margiela L’Incognito Sunglasses”

Mike said...
September 8, 2008 at 5:34 AM

Reminds me of a pair of Alain Mikli's sunglasses. Kinda cool, I think.


Sunglasses Guy said...
September 9, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Yeah, they really do have that kind of a feel to them. Something you might not wear walking on the sidewalk.


Anonymous said...
September 18, 2008 at 6:56 PM

I love them.
I'd wear 'em for sure.


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