WE’RE a third of the way into 2019 and here’s one thing that we know for sure: collaborations in the fashion world are showing no signs of slowing down.

The most recent brands to hop on the collaboration bandwagon are none other legendary Italian fashion powerhouse Fendi and South Korean purveyors of sunglasses and optical glasses Gentle Monster.

 

 

The results? The aptly titled Gentle Fendi capsule collection, which combines Fendi’s elegance with Gentle Monster’s quirky (and often volatile) aesthetics.

The Gentle Fendi capsule collection offers two unisex styles: Gentle Fendi No. 1 and Gentle Fendi No. 2.

 

 

Ever noticed how sunglasses with smaller frames and bold logos are all the rage right now? Well, Gentle Fendi No. 1 sunnies take advantage of the current resurgence of 90s fashion. The cat-eye frames, a combination of metal and acetate, also feature the logos of both brands on the edges of the eyewear.

 

 

Gentle Fendi No. 2, on the other hand, comes in larger, aviator-like frames. Aviators have long been considered a fashion staple, and this pair’s timeless sense of style is boosted by its solid metallic accents. They’re versatile enough to be matched with almost any outfit and won’t look too out of place at most events either.

 

The Gentle Fendi capsule collection launch is also accompanied by a surreal video art-directed by the Russian artist quartet AES+F.

 

 

In the video, models sporting Gentle Fendi sunglasses are seen navigating through opulent, dream-like environments as they interact with alien-like life forms that’ve descended on Earth. According to the official Fendi press release, the video is a reflection of how the marriage between fashion and art can simultaneously result in the merger and opposition of “futurism with an ancient feeling.”

 

 

Can’t wait to get your hands on the Gentle Fendi capsule collection? Well, you don’t have to wait too long.

The Gentle Fendi capsule collection goes on sale globally in early May 2019 at Fendi and Gentle Monster boutiques, and at selected optic stores too.

 

written by.
Anis Taufik
Contributor, MY
Anis enjoys covering the fashion, food, watch and travel beats. He says working out is the cheapest form of therapy available, but really, it’s a cover up for bingeing on Nutella on toast.

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