Funny that MYKITA has a new Spring/Summer 2012 model called DEVENDRA that they are billing as androgynous, as truly androgynous rock star Devendra Banhardt was campaigning for Oliver People’s just last year. Could just be a coincidence, as the glasses are working to symbolize the current trend toward big frames, and Devendra means chief amongst lords—wait, that doesn’t work. “This stainless steel model is the result of design rules being turned on their head; instead of the usual bold contours emphasizing the top line here, in this case the latter is extremely fine.” Also pictured, the PHOEBE frames represent “MYKITA’s interpretation for this decade.” Not sure what that means, but it at least suggests the frames have nothing to do with the eponymous Friend who sang “Smelly Cat.”

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