Functional Elegance

MYKITA and HELMUT LANG have collaborated on the design of two new eyewear models, HL001 and HL002, to be released in Spring 2020. The eyewear debuted at the HELMUT LANG SS20 runway show on 7 September 2019. 

MYKITA and HELMUT LANG are both known for designs that challenge the status quo and elevate functional elements into intriguing signature details. With this new collaboration, the brands have developed a new eyewear proposition that deconstructs the idea of a wraparound sunshield into component parts. 

HL001 and HL002, developed by the MYKITA design team, headed by founder Moritz Krueger, and HELMUT LANG creative director of ready to wear, Mark Thomas, introduce a new formula for the wraparound sunshield made of four individual lenses. Contrasting lens colours on both models, including neon pink and yellow variations, reflect the major colour and material themes of the SS20 HELMUT LANG collection. Both models are handcrafted at the MYKITA HAUS in Berlin. 

The side lenses make for a standout element on both models. Contrasting lens colours, including neon options, make a styling element of these functional details giving each model individual character and appeal. HL001 feels futuristic and forward with its straight top line and double bridge creating an angular, sharp look. Inspired by the iconic aviator silhouette the HL002 has a more fluid, curvilinear impression. 

• Design collaboration with cult label 

• Unique eyewear design for confident style 

• Side lenses with neon colour options 

• Stainless steel design handcrafted at the Modern Manufactory