As an architect, creative director, and designer, Virgil Abloh is a man of many talents. Over the past four years, he’s channeled his far-reaching expertise into one cult fashion label: Off-White. Combining Warby Parker’s alternative approach to eyewear with the brand’s unorthodox take on high-fashion, this limited-edition Off-White x Warby Parker sunglasses collection offers three bold, black frames in a range of exaggerated proportions.
“I welcomed the idea of bringing a unique concept to life, one shape extended and compressed to express a different emotion within eyewear. I’m honored to work with such a progressive company like Warby Parker, who was able to help me fully realize my vision,” said Virgil Abloh.
The sunglasses are all black, edgy, and are very much in the style of Off-White. The names are just as simple as the designs. There are three different silhouettes for men and women. They are called after their sizes- Small Sunglasses, Medium Sunglasses, and Large Sunglasses. The small ones are actually the edgier ones, that very much remind of that Matrix-esque style. Definitely meant for the bold ones and the trendsetters. The large ones are big and modern, while the medium pair is the most classic one and can be worn anywhere. All of them are made of zero base super-opaque lenses that have an additional anti-reflective coating. The rectangular black frames are made of extra-thick acetate.
“Both Off-White and Warby Parker were born from the idea that good products shouldn’t be limited to a small community. It only feels natural to collaborate on a frame that’s equal parts accessible and elevated.” –said Neil Blumenthal, the co-CEO, and co-founder of Warby Parker.
Shop the collection here.