MYKITA | 032C – BERLIN CALLING
Photographed in Shanghai by Alma Leandra: MARFA in Pitch Black
MYKITA and 032c release a collaboration piece interpreting the fashion label’s aesthetic vision using the proprietary high-tech MYLON material of the eyewear brand. MARFA debuted at the 032c Readytowear SS24 presentation in Paris on 23 June and is now available online and in stores worldwide.
MYKITA and 032c are internationally known for embodying the independent Berlin spirit – two progressive institutions rising from the city’s dynamic creative scene of the early 2000s and attracting a global fan base with their unconventional approach to their respective fields and clear aesthetic vision.
“I love the energy between both our brands,” says Maria Koch, creative director of 032c Readytowear. “We both hail from Berlin and were admiring each other from afar, and then we finally got together to design glasses. It is a privilege for us to collaborate with MYKITA on these advanced designs. What I like best about this partnership is that it’s not a ‘one-collab-stand’.”
The collaborative eyewear design encapsulates 032c’s aesthetic that is an allegory for freedom, research, and creativity through a voluminous wraparound design with organic lines and a sculptural feel. MARFA is made from MYLON®, a material innovation pioneered by MYKITA that allows for maximum volume with minimal weight. The cylindrical eyewear silhouette features lenses cut from a rounded shield at a slightly tilted axis. This creates a surreal lens reflection that adds to the overall biomechanical, Gigeresque appeal of the statement frame.
“MYKITA and 032c are both known for our independent spirit and unconventional approach,” says MYKITA founder and creative director Moritz Krueger. “Now the time has arrived for us Berliners to join forces and I’m loving the outcome – our collaboration piece MARFA is an expression of the 032c aesthetic vision using our patented high-tech MYLON material.”
MARFA in Pitch Black with Dark Grey Solid Shield; Cashmere Grey with Cedar Brown Shield; Safari Green with Silver Shield; Ebony Brown with Cedar Brown Shield
Handmade at the MYKITA HAUS in Berlin, MARFA is available in four colourways: Pitch Black with Dark Grey Solid shield, Safari Green with Silver lens, Ebony Brown and Cashmere Grey both with Cedar Brown lens.
The MYKITA | 032c collaboration also presents a complementary selection of co-branded style accessories, including a 100% silk logo scarf in black and white, a key ring and tray in soft, pebbled leather with embossed branding. All items are designed by 032c – the silk scarf is made in Italy, and the premium leather goods are made in Spain.
Arriving later in the year as part of the AW2024 collection, ALPINE is the second edition of MYKITA | 032c: sleek, wraparound sunglasses fashioned from lightweight circular stainless steel. The MYKITA LESSRIM construction allows the ultra-fine rims to disappear into a groove of the curved lenses. The distinctive temple design follows the bottom contour of the frame, creating flowing lines complemented by specially curved side pieces and achieving a high speed, aerodynamic look.
ALPINE, the second edition in the collaboration, explores the intersection between fashion and sports.
The sunglass model ALPINE is available in three colourways, each with a distinct disposition – the metallic editions in Glossy Gold and Shiny Graphite are paired with Mirror Flash lenses. The Black PVD with black lenses offers a more classic, monochrome character. All models come with a special rubber sports nose pad to ensure comfort and a secure fit.
Explore the MYKITA | 032c collaboration.