French eyewear label Emmanuelle Khanh led by its creative director Eva Gaumé has officially collaborated with Skepta’s MAINS fashion line to redefine what stylish modern frames look like, infused with rich heritage and savoir-faire.
Skepta debuted his first MAINS fashion show for SS24 during London Fashion Week which was, overall, well received for being a brand that can offer a wide array of essentials with intriguing design elements. Part of the styling was achieved thanks to Gaumé, as Emmanuelle Khanh introduced two collaborative pairs of sunglasses.
The current offering comes as two versions of aviator-style sunnies with thick, rounded frames – one in a chrome silver colourway while the other features a black rims and yellow frames. These were made in Oyonnax, France, where the eyewear company produces all of its products, and inspired by the musical legend Miles Davis. The pairs pay homage to styles that have come before, transferring their beloved status into a new age of fashion.
Gaumé explains that “Emmanuelle Khanh’s rich heritage in the world of fashion, having evolved over the decades from its roots in ready-to-wear to its current rise in the eyewear domain, aligns perfectly with MAINS’ commitment to pure streetwear, that flirts with the couture world.”
Now that MAINS and Emmanuelle Kahnh have partnered up on this collection, we hope to be provided with some pretty slick Skepta-approved eyewear options in the future. If you want to get your hands on a pair, you don’t even have to wait for the whole SS24 collection to drop, with a pre-drop at Dover Street Market London. Now available, the sunnies come in only five pairs of the glossy black version retailing for £400, so you better be quick with it if you want .
Perhaps, the two will continue to redefine eyewear, pushing the boundaries of the future of style as more collections are unveiled season to season, if the collaboration continues. In the meantime, we’ll just have to wait for early 2024 for the full collection to launch.
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