February 1, 2013

Glasses come in three varieties: hideous middle school torture device, nice adult fair, or objet d’art. At drape king Damir Doma’s Fall Paris Men’s fashion week show, we saw the latter – exquisite acetate and stainless steel specs that mark the designer’s second collaboration with Mykita, the German eyewear brand that literally can not make a bad pair of glasses.

“We wanted to show the beauty of the material, and therefore decided to employ acetate in its raw form – clear and pure,” Doma explained. “I believe we created a both very modern and very technical product that underlines the visual effect of my collection.”

The resulting glasses, the DD02 and DD03, are standard Mykita crispiness. With polished stainless steel frames and round lenses, the look is a bit 30s, a bit aughts. Differing only by a connecting bridge, they come in color names like Limpid (clear), Ruby Red (red), Peridot (olive green) and Amethyst (purple), and offered as sunglasses or prescription frames. Available for viewing pleasure come summer at Mykita, Damir Doma and select opticians.

For more on Damir Doma see here and for Mykita here.

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