Y-3 has teamed up with Linda Farrow on a collection of sunglasses for Spring/Summer 2013. Fusing vintage inspiration and modern sports style, the collection brings together the DNA’s of adidas and Yohji Yamamoto, while maintaining an overall high level of quality through the partnership with eyewear experts at Linda Farrow.
“By recalling vintage shapes and making them bold and graphic, the Y-3 sunglasses play with the form and visual identity of classic models to create a contemporary and unexpected look.
Similar to how Yohji Yamamoto first focuses on the form and only then selects the right fabric to move a silhouette somewhere different, the Y-3 sunglass line takes its cues from sport’s aesthetic but inserts traditional eyewear materials into the shape and form of each model.
The sunglasses are equipped with either regular CR-39 lenses or high-tech polycarbonate lenses. The CR-39 lenses are lighter than glass lenses and give less chromatic aberration. Polycarbonate lenses shield your eyes from virtually 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and are ten times more impact resistant, lighter and thinner than standard plastic lenses.”
Some of the silhouettes will already see a release in 2012, with others only coming early next year. Flip through the entire collection in the above gallery.