In September 2019, Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga previewed the LED sunglasses that debuted in their Spring / Summer 2020 runway show at Paris Fashion Week, and now the pair are finally ready to step out for FW21.
The black shades are injected nylon with nylon lenses also tinted black, serving us 1999 The matrix energy with its Y2K form that draws the line between fashion and irony. Sure, sunglasses offer 100% UVA / UVB protection, but you don’t wear them to protect yourself from the sun – it’s all about the LED function.
Balenciaga designed its logo to appear as a color-changing LED, illuminated in colors such as blue, red, or flickering between different shades. The LED system only appears on the left temple, while another logo has been laser etched into the right lens. To keep the colors in, Balenciaga includes a USB cable that plugs into the sunglasses allowing you to charge them – although no word has been said on how long a charge takes.
Priced at US $ 1,035, the Balenciaga LED frame sunglasses in black are available for pre-order online now. Take a closer look at the pair above.
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