What stood out the most were the sunglasses, which instantly turned every model who wore them into an extra from The Matrix: mysterious, menacing and wickedly cool. Now, you can make the transformation yourself; those distinctive shades have just launched as part of Serre’s collaboration with Gentle Monster.
The collection, aptly dubbed “Visionizer”, leans into Serre’s obsession with all things sci-fi. It especially takes inspiration from what the 2000s thought the future would look like (hence, those Matrix undertones). The French fashion designer offers two distinctive styles: Visionizer I and Visionizer II.
The first pair is an innovative spin on visor sunglasses. Serre’s signature crescent moon logo, which has appeared on everything from bodysuits to cycling shorts, is engraved on the front of the shades’ sleek metallic frame. As is typical of visors, the lenses are huge, wrapping almost completely around the face for an aerodynamic fit. What’s unexpected are the colours they come in: fiery red, cobalt blue or mirrored silver.
For Visionizer II, Serre imparts her cool, futuristic aesthetic on a pair of cyclist sunglasses (perfect to style with those aforementioned cycling shorts). This time, her logo appears in relief over both temples of the sunglasses’ thick acetate frame. They come in black, white and grey, and each style is contrasted with vividly hued lenses.
Every pair comes in a special Gentle Monster x Marine Serre packaging and includes a portable carrying case and a chain with a Marine Serre moon. You can now get them now at Marine Serre’s website, Gentle Monster’s website, as well as Gentle Monster stores across Singapore. While you’re there, you could also check out other futuristic collaborations that the Korean eyewear brand has to offer, including Diplo’s Space Cowboy styles and Huawei’s smart sunglasses.
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