Tilda Swinton & Gentle Monster team up on Sunglasses line

Tilda Swinton & Gentle Monster team up on Sunglasses line

Tilda Swinton has teamed with Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster on a sunglasses collection.

The three styles – all striking silhouettes – will retail from $250 to $286. They went on sale this week at Gentle Monster counters in department stores in the world’s fashion capitals and, of course, in duty-free outlets across Asia.

Two styles come with thick acetate frames, offered in three colourways each. Another style is nearly frameless, with thin stainless steel rims, engineered to ensconce mirrored lenses. Gentle Monster, founded in 2011, has previously collaborated with Opening Ceremony, Hood by Air and Siki Im.

Campaign images for Tilda Swinton x Gentle Monster shot by Erik Madigan Heck

“Gentle Monster has always been an avid admirer of Ms. Swinton’s artistry. Whether through film, photography or performance art, her vision and aesthetic is in-line with the Gentle Monster DNA,” said Gentle Monster U.S. vice president Taye Yun. “Not only is she Gentle Monster’s muse, but she also represents the core identity of what Gentle Monster is all about.”

To mark the collection, Swinton has also capitalized on her cinematic skills. She’s teamed with Erik Madigan Heck on images and a short film featuring the glasses. The film, called “The Endgame,” is loosely inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film “The Seventh Seal.” In the video, Swinton challenges herself to a fencing duel. You can watch it here…


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