… in with the Ksubis (no, we don’t know how to pronounce it, either).
I don’t know about anyone else, but I bloody love sunglasses and was thrilled to learn in last week’s Guardian that they had been the subject of a study by Vanessa Brown, a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. She noted that the addition of this one accessory completely shifted her perception of herself and made her feel ‘cooler’. Sunglasses are strongly associated with glamour, in that they are in part a form of disguise. Well we all love a bit of mystery don’t we? Ksubi are an Australian brand so as you can imagine they take the technicalities of building sunglasses to withstand a hell of a lot of use in extremely sunny conditions very seriously. These glorious sculptural offerings from Ksubi were on show at the Haynes Agency showroom at London Fashion Week. Ksubi design ethos seems to be a broad church, communicating a rhapsodic approach to design that draws inspiration from everything from the 1930 to early 90s industrial cyber. You’ll soon be able to buy these badboys online at Net-A-Porter.
-Aaron Francis Walker
Photography by Abi Green