STORY BY MARISSA WALSH
Sometimes we all need the change of perspective that comes with working with other people. New energy and a different point of view can spark fresh, exciting ideas. So, it’s no surprise that collaborations are in fashion. We’ve got some dreamy optical and sun collaborations here, including one with an eyeglass shop. Start brainstorming — you could be next!
ic! Berlin x Tarian (ABOVE)
Jeremy Tarian interned at ic! Berlin in 2009, when he won his first Silmo d’Or award. He launched his own label in 2012, but returned to his roots for this colorful collab, which includes model VegeTarian 1.
(866) 634-8990 | ic-berlin.de
141 x Eyes on Fremont
Seattle optical shop Eyes on Fremont had been selling more acetate model LOLAs than any of 141’s other retailers, so they teamed up with Eyes’ Nate Ogura to develop a stainless steel version, which also features a metallic gold interior influenced by the store’s signage.
(888) 847-9874 | 141eyewear.com
Inspired by Jared Leto/Carrera
Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto is known for his unique style on (and off) the red carpet, and that includes his eyewear. This designed-for-him collection includes star-making model CA 144/V.
(800) 631-1188 | mysafilo.com
Common Projects + MOSCOT
102-year-old New York City eyewear institution MOSCOT and hip fashion brand Common Projects team up for the rerelease of classic model TYPE ONE. Shiny minimalism for sweater weather.
(212) 477-3796 | moscot.com
Robert Marc + Sally Hershberger
Modern aviator model RM 781 with 18K rose gold lenses was inspired by celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger, the creator of Meg Ryan’s famous shag haircut. It’s hard to resist an “I’ll have what she’s having” joke here.
(212) 675-5200 | robertmarc.com
Garrett Leight California Optical X Clare V.
California cool meets French New Wave in chic model CLARE V., a collaboration with Los Angeles-based accessories designer Clare Vivier. The retro shape and cotton-candy color would be equally at home in a Demy film or at Disneyland.
(310) 392-2100 | garrettleight.com
Gigi Hadid for Vogue Eyewear
Model of the moment Gigi Hadid designed smart model VO4084. The retro shape channels the ‘90s but the contemporary colorways will attract Gigi’s fans ... who probably don’t remember the ‘90s.
(800) 422-2020 | vogue-eyewear.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2017 edition of INVISION.