New York-based Vint & York has associated with Smithsonian to create four limited-edition frames. The exclusive collection is inspired by the Smithsonian’s historical artifacts from the 1920s-1960s.
Titled as the “Time Capsule”, the collection will include both sunglasses and eyeglasses crafted in high-quality acetates with metal detailing, as reported by the License Global.
“We were not only inspired by the allure of nostalgia, but by the character of these objects. The Smithsonian has some of the most iconic cultural pieces, a vast collection of historical touchstones and rare oddities. It was a designer’s dream,” Larisa Ginzburg, founder, Vint & York was quoted as saying.
The collection includes:
- A bold cat-eye frame inspired by a unique gold and amethyst Tiffany necklace
- A ‘50s-inspired browline silhouette
- A nod to the first aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound
- A round frame inspired by the 60s and a 40s-inspired square frame
The collection is available on the official portal and at Vint & York’s flagship store in New York City.