Luke Norris

Gentle Monster’s "Once Upon a Future” Capsule Reveals a Vast Range of Eclectic Eyewear

Luke Norris
Gentle Monster’s "Once Upon a Future” Capsule Reveals a Vast Range of Eclectic Eyewear

Seoul-based label Gentle Monster returns to present campaign imagery centered around its brand new capsule collection titled “Once Upon a Future.” The themed lineup depicts a fictional future, one in which humans and extraterrestrial alien lifeforms amicably coexist with one another.

Artistically on point with offerings from seasons past, elaborate eyewear silhouettes take center stage, bordering everything from oversized circular shapes, sleek lens configurations, hexagon-style builds and much more. Aside from its peculiar shapes, sunglasses also bank on a wide array of tonal motifs, with black, orange, blue, yellow, red and metallic options well represented. Standout styles include specs that resemble a mini vinyl record with a visible opening at the nose area and a thin metal mouthpiece, as well as a sleek pair that boasts a concave-style frame/lens combo.

Gentle Monster’s “Once Upon a Future” collection will make its debut on June 15 through the brand’s online shop.

Towards the end of last month, Gentle Monster and Places+Faces rejuvenated the Tazi frame for a new joint drop. Continuing to work with outside artists, Gentle Monster looks to Beijing designer Xander Zhou for its latest collaboration.

After working together on Zhou’s London Fashion Week runway show, Gentle Monster and Xander Zhou have teamed up for an exclusive eyewear offering. Specifically, the collaborative glasses will be sold today at a Selfridges Corner Shop Pop-Up in London.

You can take a look at Gentle Monster and Xander Zhou’s new eyewear collaboration above. Along with this item, the pairing’s creative partnership will also yield a new raincoat, which is scheduled to drop in August of this year.

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