Vision of tomorrow

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June 29, 2020

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”.


KOMONO x Annemarie Saric

Inspired by concept cars of the late 70s and their aerodynamic qualities, Annemarie Saric’s futuristic-looking proposition features a shaped lens and intricate temple detailing. Formed by a cut-out and collage technique of vintage car parts, the glasses are characterized by their sculptural effect.

KOMONO x Karolina Widecka

Investigating the duality between a fragile appearance and an extreme shape, Karolina Widecka proposes a capsule drenched in superstition and symbolism. Inspired by ex votos and Mexican religious art, the glasses function as a token of protection for its wearer with its ‘broken glass’ upper bar.

KOMONO x Florentina Leitner

Florentina Leitner took to the 60s and its psychedelic art to create a pair of glasses which have been stretched and liquified to create a ‘vertigo’ style or spiralling effect. Paying tribute to the art icons of those days such as Peggy Guggenheim, the capsule is a modern reinterpretation of the avant-garde eyewear of yesteryear.

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