Julian Zigerli X Lunettes Kollektion

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For the shades of the season we teamed up with Berlin eyewear innovators LUNETTES KOLLEKTION to create a special trio of intriguingly arty sunglasses made with an unusual technique — matte digital printing on the fronts and temples. The collection complements Zigerli’s collaborative work “Threesome,” created together with Swiss artists Manon Wertenbroek and Christopher Füllemann.

“When we work with Lunettes, we always try to find a new way with things they’d never do for themselves,” said Julian Zigerli.  “I always use digital prints in my collections, but in eyewear, people don’t. The prints we chose worked really well on small surfaces.”

The limited-edition capsule collection is based around Lunettes’ Modern Archive Oval frame, and turns this classic contemporary.  With their play of matte and shiny, the sunglasses also mirror elements in Zigerli’s fashion designs that pair reflective fabrics and non-reflective prints.

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One model features subtle swirls of gold that add a textural effect — the print is derived from images of painted plaster sculpted by Christopher Füllemann, and perfectly matched with blue-green lenses.

The other two deliver a painted pointillist look, actually pulled from Manon Wertenbroek’s photographs. The first has soft dots of gold and silver against a black background, and looks almost like horn. It is finished with a quirky set of differing lenses, one gold, one silver, which provides an almost 3D effect that beguiles the viewer without disturbing the wearer. The light grey version is splotched with blue and dark grey, and has silver and pink lenses.  All mirrored lenses bear the affectionate imprint LK♡JZ, and the inside of each frame is matte black.