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Off-White and Sunglass Hut Have Partnered on a Capsule Collection of Affordable Eyewear

The range of sunglasses comes less than a year after designer Virgil Abloh's highly successful collaboration with Warby Parker.
The Off-White c/o Sunglass Hut collection. Photo: Off-White

The Off-White c/o Sunglass Hut collection. Photo: Off-White

Off-White's Virgil Abloh is arguably the fashion industry's most prolific collaborator, and while his own label's price points fall into the luxury category, he's above all a champion of bringing high-quality design to the masses. He's already unveiled accessible products for the likes of Nike, Ikea and Warby Parker; his collection of three sunglass frames for the latter sold out instantly in July of 2017, thanks to a modest retail price of $95. On his Fall 2018 runway in Paris, sunglasses accessorized just as many looks as sneakers did, so we had a feeling they were going to become a hot item — but we didn't realize that they would be available so soon, or come at such a wallet-friendly cost.

The Milan-based brand just announced a collaboration with Sunglass Hut on three '80-inspired eyewear styles, each made from acetate and available in black, tortoise and baby pink. While every pair has a retro, streetwise sensibility, each of the three shapes has a personality of its own, from larger, round frames, to clean, rectangular ones to a slimmer, very on-trend option that mixes the two. Much like the Warby Parker collaboration, this range is unisex, and according to WWD, will be priced at $179.  

The lookbook for the capsule stars the Instagram-beloved set of twin DJs, Simi and Haze — they're close friends of Abloh's, as well as of the Hadid and Jenner sisters — alongside male model Alton Mason, Jr., whose resume includes work for the likes of Tom Ford, Gucci, Yeezy, Michael Kors and Vogue. You can browse the imagery below, and head to Sunglass Hut's website on March 20 to grab a pair for yourself before they inevitably sell out. 

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