There are few items in fashion that can make a statement as big as eyewear. It's literally the first thing people see when they meet you and what you put on your face obviously says a ton. That's why considered eyewear is necessary. Whether living in sunny Los Angeles or colder climates, either way they always become important at some point. We love companies that think outside the box and experiment with shapes, forms and textures. Mykita is a Berlin-based company that makes some of our favorite frames and has offered great collaborations with artist Bernhard Willhelm to Maison Martin Margiela. On the other end of the spectrum, Parisian fashion house Damir Doma creates amazing minimal and conceptual clothes, shoes and accessories for both men and women. The two forces have come together before with big success and now we are thrilled to bring you their latest eyewear collection.
The 2016 collection is an in-depth study of form, colour and surface. As designer Damir Doma puts it, "These shapes perfectly round out the Damir Doma look. From the very beginning, our aim was to translate the traditional round form into something modern and create an iconic object". In our view, they were successful in doing so as these frames are unlike anything we've seen and do a great job of evolving the eyewear medium. From different shapes, details and colors, these are beautiful as objects as well as functional fashion.
The "Madeline" (seen above) is perhaps the flagship frame. It's a totally new take on the round form and appears as though it's actually two separate pieces. However, upon closer inspection, you notice that it's one, amazingly handcrafted piece with two lenses literally hovering in the middle to create something modern and totally avant garde.
Another favorite is the "Dawn" (above left) which is named after the legendary jazz singer Dawn Hampton. The striking color ways and exaggerated proportions give a look of elegance, grandeur and purity. Returning to the lineup again is a previous favorite, the DD1.2 (below) which utilizes the classic pilot shape and infuses the incredibly meticulous craftsmanship to create something awe inspiring. We just can't get enough of the floating lenses.
In addition to these, you'll find around 10 other beautiful frames in a variety of colors that can suit just about any need or shape. We're normally not big fans of collaborations but Mykita seems to keep getting it right and Damir Doma continues to be one of our favorite fashion forward brands on the market today. For more information and full collection, please visit Mykita.