Two sources for the design of sunglasses: material and vintage

In October 2011, Maison Martin Margiela and Cutler&Gross present the new collaborative sunglasses collection consisting of four themes.

On this page, you find the shades which are inspired by the material and its manufacturing: ‘Rimless’ which evokes the illusion that the lenses are not framed; and the ‘Cable Temple’ with acetate frame and contrasting delicate arms made of German metal.

The other two themes are inspired by designs from the 70s and 80s: the ‘Replica France' bases on French design of the 70s; the ‘Replica Turkey’ are a new interpretation of a Turkish Army model of the 80s.

fig. original: left: 'Rimless' right (image above): 'Cable Temple' by Maison Martin Margiela, available from November 2011 on.

Source: Original article with images on


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