Mark: Arca x Ray-Ban
Season: Fall / Winter 2021
To buy: Online at Ray-Ban website
Editor’s Notes: What’s next for the Highsnobiety gaming white paper star? A collaboration with Ray-Ban that Arca described on Instagram like “glam doll horror”.
Here, Arca updates the classic Ray-Ban Aviator in two colourways: the first defines charcoal gray lenses in black metal frames, and the second pairs clear photochromic lenses with white metal frames. Both styles feature a double deck with leather sweat bars, adding a dramatic touch to the sunglasses (they’re limited to 200 pairs so run, don’t).
Arca’s music is just as avant-garde as his style, lending itself naturally to the world of fashion collaborations – an area the artist has burst into but has yet to fully explore.
In June, the Kick i the brain starred in Bottega Veneta’s “Wardrobe 02” campaign, highlighting her in a green dress adorned with sequins. And in 2018, she worked with SSENSE and Prada to release a capsule collection of merchandise commemorating her performance-installation, “Tormenta. “
Looking even further, Arca has already been modeled for Hood By Air. Longtime friend and collaborator of Shayne Oliver, she walked the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week for the designer’s experimental brand in 2015.
Given the musical scope and distinct style of the star (which she describes as “warrior princess“), it is somewhat surprising that his CV of fashion collaborations remains relatively short.
It’s easy to imagine the musician modeling and partnering with a host of luxury labels including, but not limited to, Balenciaga and Gucci. Maybe this Ray-Ban partnership is a sign of things to come.