(SEMASA) KOMONO x Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp – Fashion Department

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For the third year in a row, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with  five master students in the creation of a pair of sunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.

This capsule collection is part of a new project, KOMONO NEXT, a continuous experiment exploring the boundaries of fashion accessories and a platform for some of the world’s most creative talents.

KOMONO x Karolina Widecka

Investigating the duality between a fragile appearance and an extreme shape, Karolina Widecka proposes a capsule drenched in superstition and symbolism. Inspired by ex votos and Mexican religious art, the glasses function as a token of protection for its wearer with its ‘broken glass’ upper bar.

KOMONO x Kaya Gayoung

Kaya Gayoung Lee sought inspiration in semiotics and symbolism. She wanted to research love as an universal language and how verbal expressions of affection can be translated into garments and eyewear. Both the movie ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ and the photography of Viviane Sassen played a big influence in her work. For the eyewear, she played with shadows and spiky, angular shapes that reference arrows.

KOMONO x Mohammed el Marnissi

The collection of Mohammed el Marnissi references an Arabian myth about two conflicted lovers who built a labyrinth to keep their relationship a secret. This comes to life in glasses which have a double layer as if there were two frames placed upon each other. Combined with a brownish color palette and graphics inspired by the paintings of Verner Panton, the glasses feel distinctively 60s and reveal a love story in the making.

Retail Price: RM899

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