Eyewear is imbued with jewellery codes in the new collaboration between British jewellery company Missoma and Australian eyewear brand Le Specs, who have united on a range of 1970s- and 1990s-inspired sunglasses.
‘After the success of our sunglasses chains back in S/S 2021, it made sense to bring our “jewellerification” to sunglasses,’ the jewellery brand says. ‘We were also inspired to collaborate after seeing our customers – and celebrities such as Gigi Hadid – wearing Missoma and Le Specs pieces together. It was a really perfect partnership as we speak to the same audience and so many of our own team wear Le Specs and vice versa.’
The 22-piece collection includes classic shapes such as the cat’s eye and D-frames, with jewelled accents – including details in pearl and malachite and golden chains – infusing essential sunglasses with a touch of glamour.
‘With us based in London, and Le Specs in Sydney, we had to navigate time differences and many late-night (and early-morning) Zoom calls to create our collaboration,’ the Missoma team say of the creation process. ‘We love the global element of this partnership, and we know people all around the world will love what we’ve made together. We really bonded over the design process and just can’t wait for the day we can meet in person to celebrate over a bottle of wine together.’
The collaboration is the latest step for Missoma, which has also branched out into accessories and homeware. ‘We like to do the unexpected, and to never stand still. Our creative director, Marisa Hordern, is always thinking up new ideas, collaborations and how to work with different genres. There are always new projects in the pipeline that we hope will surprise and delight.
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Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.
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