20 April 2010

The Latest, The Greatest in Lunettes

The debut sunglasses from ultra cool Balmain is now available online. Balmain collaborated with Oliver Peoples to create the two unisex pairs, which are known as the "Balmain I" (below) and the "Balmain 2". Unfortunately, at $595, I will be admiring their architectural splendor from afar.

“Consistent with the Balmain’s 2010 collections, the two unisex sunglass styles are bold statements with sleek and modern design elements. Both styles feature a straight, fluid top bar, teardrop lens shapes, and a slightly wrapped form. The Balmain 1 is a rock-inspired mixed media frame that utilizes an acetate frame front and smooth metal top bar. This style will be available in two color ways – all black and a black and silver combination. The Balmain 2 is a fresh interpretation of the classic double bridge aviator.”

The Balmain I's just became available on their website, but Balmain II's aren't expected until the end of the year.