WHAT EXCITED YOU ABOUT COLLABORATING WITH KOMONO?
Collaborating with Komono was the first opportunity for me as a young designer to translate something from my collection into a product for the public. That within its self is already pretty exciting. In addition to this, working with Komono and other creatives was a great experience. The fact that they where as excited to translate my designs to reality and made sure that the sunglasses came to life just as imagined made this experience special.
CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR DESIGN AND HOW THE WHOLE PROCESS WENT?
The design for my glasses relates back to my topic that deals with the idea that self expression is not related to accumulated wealth. The idea stemmed from an extravagant socialite named Luisa Casati who had squandered her wealth forcing her to go through trash to find things to decorate herself with. This idea of luxury mixed with ‘trash’ lead to the design of the glasses. To execute this we combined plastic bag textures with the elegant facings of ring leading to the form and structure of the design.
IN WHAT WAYS DO THE GLASSES COMPLEMENT OR ENHANCE YOUR COLLECTION?
The sunglasses contribute the final touch to the collection. In my opinion an accessory should not distract from a look but accentuate it and i think we where quite successful with that in this case. They also bridge the gap of a conceptual design with something wearable. the garments may not be for everyday use but with the sunglasses you get to take a piece of the collection home with you.