Two industry leaders of engineering, design and quality Leica and Mykita join forces to create a new collection of photography-inspired sunglasses defined by its reduced, functional design focused on superior performance.
Signature elements from the Leica design language will resonate with brand enthusiasts while forming a new, standalone eyewear aesthetic: the geometric lens shape is a recurring theme, a reference to the frontal view of a Leica camera lens hood, or the distinctive lacquering inlays and the Leica font for the temple inscription, and ultimately the reduced colour palette made up of matt silver, black, taupe grey and red accents.
To create sunglasses with uncompromising quality and clarity of vision, Mykita and Leica have pioneered sun lenses with optical grade quality. The organic lenses are ground and polished from a cast lens blank in a process normally reserved for prescription lenses. The lens is also distinguished by the specially developed AquaDura Vision Pro coating, adapted from the field of sport optics and professional photography.
This achromatic anti-reflective coating provides invisible protection against rear reflections without the usual colour sheen. It protects against water, dirt and damage, preventing fogging and facilitating effortless removal of fingerprints and stains. All lenses offer complete UV protection; polarized lenses filter harmful light components, such as glare and surface reflections.
Mykita and Leica sunglasses collection will be available for purchase starting in June 2020 through Mykita and Leica stores and on the companies’ respective websites. Pricing has yet to be announced.