A little while ago, FashionBeans gave it’s readers a sneak peek into the new Opening Ceremony pop-up store, which opened in London’s Covent Garden in July. With an already large fan base and reputation in the U.S, Opening Ceremony are keen to impress the British audience, many of whom will not be familiar with the brand. One way they have sought to do this is by teaming up with other brands, in order to create exclusive collaborations for their new store.
The latest of which is with cult ski eyewear brand Sunpocket. The sunglasses brand was famous in the 1980s but was reborn when the original founder’s son came across a pair of his father’s old fold-up shades and decided to restart the company.
The new collection is based on two of Sunpocket’s classic shapes and feature folding components that are colour blocked to highlight this selling point. New materials and colourways have been used to update the classic styles and the inspiration was taken from the British and American flags – a nod to Opening Ceremony’s new relationship with the U.K.
24-karat gold plated lenses and high-grade Swedish leather give these classic shades a luxury touch which elevates them from their competition. The great thing about this collection is that it is inspired by 1980s ski-wear but their use is not limited to the slopes. As many of you will know, sportswear is a huge trend right now within menswear – something that Opening Ceremony have targeted with most of their collaborations and collections.
This range is available exclusively in Opening Ceremony’s London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York stores as well as online.