We’ve seen several snake-inspired references in footwear, handbags and other couture collections. However, it’s almost a rarity to come across sunglasses that are themed around the serpent. In a new of sorts, Alexander Wang and Korean marquee Gentle Monster have announced a collaboration for snake-themed sunglasses, that quite frankly are unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Introduced in two colorways of black and gold, and clear and silver, the uber-chic sunglasses come decorated with two metal snakes wrapped around the eyes. The exclusive new eyewear is titled M.PRI$$ and features a flat oval frame while the silhouette boasting a subtle cat-eye shape. Each pair is luxuriously wrapped in a leather case, complete with Alexander Wang and Gentle Monster branding and an elongated zipper.
In staying loyal to the snake-inspiration, the brands also used a real snake in the official ad-campaign for the M.PRI$$. As visible from the release pictures, a jet-black serpent can be seen seductively sliding around the eye-wear that is perched mid-air off a shelf. Early last year, the two brands had collaborated for the ‘CEO’ shades that were appreciated well by the audiences. And with the snake-themed glasses this year, the two wish to make a similar impact. Priced at $320 USD each pair, the M.PRI$$ collection will release on September 12 and will be available on both Gentle Monster and Alexander Wang‘s websites.