Off-White teams with Warby Parker on sunglasses line
Off-White is teaming with Warby Parker on a high fashion sunglasses line.
The Milan-based fashion label is helmed by designer Virgil Abloh, who is known for his streetwear-inspired men's and women's clothing and accessories.
Continuing to build buzz around his brand, Abloh has now unveiled a collection with digital first American eyewear retailer Warby Parker, which includes three styles of sunglasses.
"I welcomed the idea of bringing a unique concept to life, one shape extended and compressed to express a different emotion within eyewear," he said in a statement.
The Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh x Warby Parker limited-edition collection offers bold, black frames in a range of exaggerated proportions. The smallest version evokes the '90-style sunglasses worn by characters in The Matrix franchise, while the medium option is a modern take on the classic Wayfarer. Abloh's large sunglasses are perhaps the boldest look, featuring a strong frame and oversize lenses.
"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," added Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker co-founder and co-chief executive officer.
All three options are priced at $95 (£73) and are available online, at Warby Parker stores and in Off-White's New York and Toronto boutiques.
The partnership with Warby Parker marks the latest in a line of collaborations Chicago-raised Abloh has embarked on.
As well as teaming with Nike on an Air Force 1 Low sneaker, the designer recently announced that he will be redesigning Ikea's iconic shopping bag. He is also reportedly planning to design an entire furniture collection with the Swedish retailer.