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There are few things Yohji Yamamoto touches that don’t immediately become coveted items in the fashion world. His Spring/Summer 2015 collection of sunglasses follows the same pattern as the multitude of other avant-garde items he’s been producing since 1972 when he began his career. Yamamoto’s chief inspiration for spring was a three-word brief (assumedly written by the designer): “Dramatic, Avant-Garde and Intelligent”; these were the traits Yamamoto wished to communicate in his new eyewear collection. Thus, his assortment is a study in reconstructing through deconstruction and a continuing exploration of the blending of fashion with fine art and architecture.

Each frame bears a geometric shape and design characteristic described as “modern Japanese.” Crafted from high-quality metal and acetate, they have a color palette developed by Mazzucchelli specifically for Yamamoto. In order to match the custom acetate body, Christian Dalloz was also tapped to provide bespoke lenses. Impressive.

You can shop Yohji Yamamoto’s new sunglasses now at LN-CC.

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