French avant-garde designer, Romaine Kremer’s AW2010 collection with MYKITA is titled:
“THE PLASTIC EATING THE NATURAL”
The back eats the front.
The shadow eats the reality.
Man fights with the second dimension, the image of the original.
The natural and luxurious fabrics of the collection range from wool, cashmere and leather to plastics. Kremer developed high technology fabrics such as cashmere covered with a layer of transparent plastic or a crazy moulded latex fake fur. the colour palette stretches from natural to radioactive, with black, beige, nude, neon red and mint green.
The eyewear piece, which completes this futuristic collection, was for the second season designed and developed in collaboration with eyewear design brand MYKITA.
The eyewear, which actually is more of a headpiece, is made of a type of poly-carbonate and has been designed to figuratively protect the 3rd eye and the brain. It shapes the face, almost like a helmet, or as Kremer expressed it “eats” the wearer’s face. Named after the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in outer space, the YURI reinforces the idea of a new type of man with a sci-fi warrior touch.
YURI’s shape is anatomic and aerodynamic: It follows the body, polishes it, and extends it in order to create a man-machine. the YURI comes with small peepholes instead of lenses, which like in traditional Inuit eyewear simply reduce the amount of sunrays getting to the eyes. this piece comes in an aggressive Black and in a “digital”, almost supernatural Neon Red.
Already spotted on Lady Gaga during London fashion week in march 2010, the YURI will be available in stores from august 2010.
About Romain Kremer: 27-year-old Romain Kremer burst onto the fashion scene at the Hyères Festival in 2005. Recently described by Wound magazine as one of the new guard of designers at the forefront of men’s fashion, the Frenchman’s adventurous cuts and colour palettes are supremely innovative, creative and unique.
About MYKITA: A constant search for intelligent technical solutions, the creative use of modern materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining factors behind the spirit of MYKITA’s collections. All frames are handmade at MYKITA’s own workshop in the heart of Berlin.