This week, KOMONO announces the renewal of its partnership with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, following what it describes as a successful first edition. In the new project, KOMONO worked together with three students in the creation of a pair of sunglasses linked to the artist’s personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers, according to the brand. The collection is available from 2nd July 2020 on the brand’s website and via KOMONO flagship stores and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros. On the initiative of the students, part of the proceeds of this sale will go to Survived and Punished, a US-based organization who supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have been incarcerated or targeted by law enforcement.
“We also created an exclusive colorway of the sunglasses for each student, limited to 1 piece only, said a spokesperson for the brand".
“These pieces will be sold during a 24-hour auction on the @komono Instagram page on the 1st July 2020. These styles are limited to one piece per student and will not be sold through any other channels. The proceeds from the highest bid will also be donated to Survived and Punished”.