MYKITA x Maison Martin Margiela

The two houses collaborate on an optical line for SS14.

Some 26 years after the founding of the house, SS14 sees Maison Martin Margiela collaborate with MYKITA on a capsule collection that merges the creative concepts behind the two labels.

Sharing the former’s interest in reinterpretation and experimentation, the German eyewear label first began talks with the Maison over a year ago in March 2013, but it’s only recently that the finished product has been deemed ready for public attention and a worldwide release.

“MYKITA and Maison Martin Margiela are kindred creative minds and we are very excited about establishing a radical, new eyewear collection together that reflects the synergies of both houses,” the Berlin based team have said.

Meanwhile on the subject of eyewear – first debuted in 2009 – the latter decides: “Now seems the right time for Margiela to take the next step by creating an even more distinctive and complete optical range. Edgy, talent- ed and creative, Mykita's DNA so perfectly aligns with the Maison's philosophy.”

Naturally the two teams approached the collection in similar ways (read: with simplicity and craft as king), producing ‘Essential’ and ‘Dual’, available in 6 and 4 unisex styles respectively. 

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