The collection’s new Gendarme range of frames also riffs on the Wonder Boy silhouette. “I worked closely with the Akoni design team to create a new type of aviator—one that is clearly a cousin of the Wonder Boy,” explains Rousteing. “We managed to square off the Wonder Boy silhouette, splitting the signature front shield into two lenses that square up the navigator’s traditional tear-drop shapes.” And those lenses’ light tints deftly channel the same pastel tones that form a key part of Rousteing’s latest runway offerings.
The pastels, notes the designer, seem perfectly paired with the Gendarme’s overall feeling of exceptional lightness.
Gold, Black Rhodium and Black Frame w/ Amber AR Lenses
FRAME : TITANIUM W/ DUAL TONE PLATING – JAPANESE ACETATE (TEMPLE TIPS)
SIZE / DIMENSION : 66/10-145
HINGE : TITANIUM
NOSE PADS : CERAMIC W/ BETA-TITANIUM NOSE PAD ARMS
SUN LENSES : 2-BASE NYLON W/ THREE LAYER ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : MADE IN JAPAN