MYKITA + AMBUSH® PRESENT VERBAL
"“BROW BAR SUNGLASSES TURN POP ART” MYKITA teams up with cult design label AMBUSH® to create an extraordinary piece. The resulting sunglass frame VERBAL exudes all the independent mindedness and willingness to push the envelope that both brands are known for. “We met Verbal and Yoon in 2010 and soon knew that we wanted to work on something together,” says MYKITA creative director and founder Moritz Krueger. “The final product is based on a simple, but radical idea: to turn reality on its head. The design of the glasses is a play on gravity, the upside-down lenses seem to be balancing the brow bar.” The creative force behind the conceptual accessories and clothing label AMBUSH® is Tokyo-based fashion power couple, Verbal and Yoon. As avid collectors of MYKITA frames, the hip-hop artist and graphic designer are long time friends of the MYKITA HAUS. “The bold designs, the materials, and the unique colourways. The selection of collaborators struck a chord with me as well,” says Verbal about his penchant for MYKITA. “For our collaborative effort with MYKITA, we wanted to make sure that the designs were unique and representative combinations of our aesthetic direction.” The inverted perspective of VERBAL turns the world upside down. Reversed mirrored lenses present an upside down view to the world. Made of stainless steel, a hefty top bar sits atop round rims creating an industrial, geometric aesthetic evoking memories of toy blocks. Or in Verbal’s own words: “Brow bar sunglasses turn pop art"". Featuring AMBUSH®’s signature colours, VERBAL comes in Shiny Black / Black with Reverse Black lenses, Gold / Red with Reverse Gold and Silver / Blue with Reverse Silver. MYKITA + AMBUSH® model VERBAL pre-launches in Tokyo this November at the MYKITA Shop Tokyo, the AMBUSH® WORKSHOP and mykita.com with more stores to follow."
AMBUSH® PADLOCK CHAIN in VOGUE ITALIA
AMBUSH® REBEL PADLOCK CHAIN NECKLACE featured in an editorial for VOGUE ITALIA, styled by Fabio Merche and Photographed by Francesco Barion.