MYKITA // New Arrivals Highlights - Spring 2019
THE VAST LIGHTNESS
The characteristic lightness and fine detailing of LESSRIM finds two separate expressions in the newcomers to optical: HIROTO displays a quintessential MYKITA aesthetic – an avant-garde oversize navigator with a distinctive double-bridge element. MOMO translates the 70s feel of the new square round shape into a feminine-flavoured minimalism. Acetate detailing balances the featherweight frames and further refines the look.
Sunglass frame CARLO perfectly embodies the industrial design process at MYKITA: Precision handcraft, high-tech etching technology and 20th century eyewear inspiration come together to form a distinctly modern version of panto sunglasses. The fresh sporty design language featuring semi-etched lines and subtle bicolour styling combined with a nostalgic shape marks a new direction for the NO1 collection.
ALL THE RIGHT ANGLES
With confident, feminine flair, MERYL strengthens the argument for oversize square shapes. Semi-etched portions along the top line underline the expressive nature; understated bicolour options such as Champagne Gold/Aurore keep things cool. Handcrafted of lightweight stainless steel and featuring the iconic patented MYKITA hinge, MERYL is eye-catching style in a resilient performance.
THE BEAUTIFUL AND BLASÉ
GISELLE and IRIS showcase the on-going love affair with experimental shapes and multi-colour lacquers that set the DECADES collection apart. Featuring oval rims with engraved and perforated sections, GISELLE delivers more punk than beauty. IRIS is the ideal oversize, making an impression with perfect proportions and crescent-shaped rims that highlight finely composed colourways such as Gold/Jet Black.
MAKE IT GEOMETRIC
Optical frames FINNA and LISKA represent a return to oversize, feminine silhouettes. Handcrafted from ultra-light stainless steel, LISKA is a minimalistic beauty introducing a new shape category: the square round. With its subtly hexagonal outline, FINNA recalls the expressive style of the late Seventies, yet the typically slender MYKITA steel construction places the model firmly in the present. The wide top line emphasises the sophisticated bi-color concept.
NEW POWER SILHOUETTES
BEULAH demands attention with an all-round elegant dynamic. There is the panto-meets-butterfly shape as well as the contrast-rich frame surface made possible by advanced semi-etching and precision lacquering techniques. The simple appeal of LONNE comes from its clear shape: a large, rounded panto with a double bridge for keen tastes. Both optical models feature acetate detailing on nose and temple pads for warm wearing comfort and to complete the refined aesthetic.
MATERIAL MIX AND MINGLE
Optical models GUNDA and ELGARD are exploring novel ways of layering acetate and steel. With dynamic lift in the corners, flattering cat-eye GUNDA introduces a fresh, feminine elegance to the line of models featuring acetate rings fitted inside steel rims. Well-proportioned navigator ELGARD gives the impression of a pure acetate front, but also relies on the light, resilient stainless steel construction, which becomes visible from the back and sides. New colours such as Shiny Copper/Topaz further enhance the refined aesthetic.
IN THE MOOD FOR ATTITUDE
Acetate fronts meet sleek, handcrafted stainless steel temples in an elegant click-in connection for the popular LITE mixed material models. HILLA hits the scene making a statement that combines beauty with cool and raises the question: Is octagon the new round? HELGI delivers easy attitude with a clear-cut shape and high mono bridge. Colourways such as Zanzibar/Mocha accentuate the appeal of the material mix.
70s SPORTY SPICE
Technical advancement brings new expression to MYKITA design as seen on sunglass frame ERI, a clean, panto aviator that is all about the fine details. The slender handcrafted frame features precision-etched areas on the nose bridge and side pieces providing accents of colour. The Gold/Indigo colourway underlines the sporty 70s memo of this model.
With strong, voluminous silhouettes, sunglasses TRIBE and CASH conjure 90S tough-guy style. Fast meets fashion for TRIBE, a stainless steel construction with fine, stealthy MYLON inserts fitted inside the rims, showcasing the design possibilities of additive manufacturing. Sporting a chunky front and temples, bold and assertive CASH feels just as comfortable among the fashionistas as on the Tour de France circuit.
FUTURE OF AVIATORS
The WILLOW exemplifies beauty in construction by bringing together two core competences of the modern manufactory: precision craftsmanship and advanced technologies. Stainless steel joins the laser sintered MYLON via effortless click-in connections that use the unique performance of the individual materials to full effect.
By combining easy-to-wear shapes and expressive detailing, STUDIO 6 has created a standalone aesthetic within optical eyewear: a high-tech semi-etching process creates fine line contours on handcrafted steel frames. Metallic tones meet with matt solid colour for a pure, graphic contrast. STUDIO 6.8 introduces a masculine form to the range via its navigator shape and high mono bridge.
MYKITA STUDIO presents a striking new concept dominated by extra thick lenses with bevelled edges in dreamy colours: With its accentuated butterfly shape, oversize STUDIO 10.2 is pure glam. STUDIO 10.1 is a slightly smaller, angled cat-eye form with a more understated look. The barely visible construction makes the four-millimetre-thick lenses with gemstone-like facets and pale smoky tones the central feature, charging this flamboyant Seventies look with modern sensibility.
MYKITA + MAISON MARGIELA
Raw and unpolished the MMRAW016 is removed at an early stage in the production process. This deliberate interruption creates an aesthetic all its own, one which reveals the traces of modern technology and creates a contrast between classic form and fragmented exterior. Sophisticated bevelled edges make a distinctive feature of the temples and frame front while making the raw structure wearable.
The CRAFT collection reimagines a historical, ornamental aesthetic in a modern, functional context. Intricate metal work transforms thin steel sheets into fine eyewear constructions with both nostalgic and futuristic appeal. The intricate high bridge design on sunglasses MMCRAFT012 inspires reverence with a gothic mood.
The covetable ESSENTIAL collection introduces two new must-have shapes: MMESSE024 is oval with an edge – Nineties hype turns future classic. MMESSE025 distils the oversized butterfly to its essence, creating a pure Seventies outline. Colourways such as Camou Green or Apricot with Indigo Solid lenses adds flavour of the here-and-now.
MYKITA & BERNHARD WILLHELM
With fresh shape and bold colour, sunshield PARIS charges on to the scene bringing back wild LA vibes of the late Nineties. A distinctive MYLON clip holds the lens shield in place on the lightweight stainless steel construction while giving the whole look a futuristic element. The extroverted character of PARIS comes into its own in the flashy colourway Safrane/Black with Champagne Gold shield.