Warby Parker Virgil Abloh
by Brian Lipton

Warby Parker Virgil AblohEyewear retailer and manufacturer Warby Parker has teamed up with designer Virgil Abloh and his label Off-White on a limited-edition line of sunglasses. Abloh will be on hand tonight, July 25 at 6pm at the Warby Parker store in SoHo to sign custom frame boxes.

The collection offers three bold, angular styles in a range of sizes— appropriately named “Small Sunglasses,” “Medium Sunglasses,” and “Large Sunglasses.” At the core of each frame is Abloh’s take on a pair of luxe black sunglasses: classic curves, extra-thick acetate, and dark lenses. The glasses also feature exaggerated proportions, zero base curve lenses with blue anti-reflective coatings on the inside.

“Both Off-White and Warby Parker were born from the idea that good products shouldn’t be limited to a small community,” said Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker. “It only feels natural to collaborate on a frame that’s equal parts accessible and elevated.”

Added Abloh: “I welcomed the idea of bringing a unique concept to life, one shape extended and compressed to express a different emotion within eyewear. I’m honored to work with such a progressive company like Warby Parker, who was able to help me fully realize my vision.”