Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are in the midst of a style reinvention, with the former appearing frequently in Balenciaga (apt given the just announced YEEZY GAP x Balenciaga “creative exploration”), as well as Bottega Veneta, and most notably , Rick Owens. Today, a pair of original Rick Owens Porsche sunglasses, launched during the avant-garde designer’s Spring / Summer 2012 “NASKA” fashion show, is available for sale through Machine-B, the concept store’s ongoing partnership. Londoner Machine-A and the creator. collective of Byronesque archives.
As HYPEBEAST explored in the Kanye-style episode of LABEL, ‘Ye has frequently worn the pair of sunglasses on and off the stage as he continues to subscribe to a post-apocalyptic taste in clothing.
However, the specs in question differ slightly from Kimye’s version. The pair offered by Machine-B are originals from SS12, with a large, singular visor lens in a smoky black finish alongside thick, blocky arms that are connected to the lens (in turn becoming its own mount) by a set of small circular nodules. Kimye’s version is the updated pair, which is thinner on the sides and less prominent overall.
Take a look at the rare Rick Owens Porsche sunglasses from SS12 above and buy them from the Machine-A website now where they retail for $ 2,450 USD.
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