Komono renews partnership with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Eyewear brand Komono has renewed its partnership with the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, according to a statement.

Three masters students from the institute created their own pair of sunglasses based on their own personal work: Annemarie Saric, Karolina Widecka and Florentina Leitner.

Saric was inspired by cars belonging to the late 70s so she created futuristic sunglasses with vintage car parts by a cut-out and collage technique.

Komono renews partnership with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Annemarie Saric

Widecka was drawn to Mexican religious art and she wanted to create sunglasses that mixed superstition and symbolism, so she produced sunglasses that resembled ‘broken glass’ to protect its wearer.

Komono renews partnership with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Karolina Widecka

Leitner took inspiration from art icon Peggy Guggenheim and the 60s to create a modern pair of sunglasses with a spiralling effect.

Komono renews partnership with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Florentina Leitner

The collection will be available from 2 July and part of the proceedings of this sale will go to a US-based charity that supports survivors of domestic violence entitled Survived and Punished.

Additionally, on 1 July there will be a 24-hour auction held through Komono’s Instagram account where three exclusive sunglasses will be auctioned off and the highest bid will be donated to the same organisation.

Photo credit: Komono

 

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