Maison Alaïa’s first eyewear collection, produced in partnership with Kering Eyewear, represents another unique extension of the expansive vision created by the designer. Maison Alaïa’s recognized style in clothing, shoes, belts and bags is now further revealed in six distinctive frames for his premier Spring Summer 2018 sunglass collection.
Each of the six designs presented is strongly influenced by Maison Alaïa’s stylistic codes and rigorous attention to detail, which is reflected in every facet of the design and manufacturing process. Always inspired by forms that illuminate the designer’s essential relationship with the beauty expressed by a woman’s body, the addition of eyewear to his unique world of Couture, Ready to Wear, leather accessories, and fragrances, reveals his distinctive vision of modern femininity.
The collection moves from subtle oval contours to more dynamic round and squared volumes. With a varied and discrete series of transparent effects executed with striking artistry, and precious micro studs appliqued to both the front and temple, the Maison’s emblematic Arabesque pattern establishes the vision that is always at the heart of the Parisian Maison. Presented in tones that shift from nude to black, the case itself also carries the Maison Alaïa’s stylistic identity.