08/03/2012

MYKITA at
Moncler Gamme Rouge

“A homage to the mountains” was our credo when we joined forces with the outdoor experts at Moncler in a project, which aims to explore new and untapped territories in the eyewear market.

Inspired by  the first men to conquer the second highest mountain in the world (K2), Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni, we co-created the two models LINO and ACHILLE whose material selection and design both take into account what were already key factors amongmountaineers back then: modern 21st century sports goggles have to be light, durable and adjustable.

MYKITA & Moncler, model LINO

MYKITA & Moncler, model LINO

The frames are inspired by the look of 1950s Alpine goggles, which featured round lenses in metal rims with leather side pieces for ultimate protection against the light. ACHILLE, with its straight top line and broad frame is the more avant-garde model of the pair, a retro-futuristic new look. LINO’s sweeping top line and slim frame make this model a modern counterpart to the glacier snow glasses of yesteryear. Both are suitable both for downhill runs and also as classic sunglasses for everyday use – they are sporty as well as the perfect everyday accessory.

MYKITA & Moncler, model LINO

A critical factor for the design process was our new material MYLON, developed and patented after years of research. The polyamide-based material is being used in eyewear production for the first time and displays the features of the desired attributes: light, extremely durable and individually adjustable to the wearer are the key advantages of this new material. Both models are available in the colours Red/Red flash mirror, Blue/Blue flash mirror as well as in a classic Black/Black flash mirror, in each case with mirrored lenses in the same colour.

All lenses reveal the MYKITA & Moncler logo when breathed on. If you’re interested to get to know more about MYKITA MYLON, visit our website and scroll through the whole collection.

Article by Lisa