The most famous four stitches are back in the new Maison Margiela x Gentle Monster collection. Forget the playful, colourful pop collection Gentle Jelly; the South Korean eyewear brand is returning to minimalism for its second collaboration with luxury fashion house. Launching on March 7th worldwide, this capsule collection features seventeen new models that are anything but ordinary.
Gentle Monster’s aesthetic has been known for its blend of avant-garde design, innovative craftsmanship, and unique silhouettes. Renowned for pushing the boundaries of traditional eyewear design, the brand embraces experimentation and unconventional materials to create must-have pieces. Swapping out the vibrant colours and bold designs from their previous collection, the brand now embraces minimalism for their second collaboration with Maison Margiela.
Leather takes centre stage, a material synonymous with Margiela’s identity and aesthetic. This collaboration showcases Gentle Monster’s unmatched ability to craft captivating designs and Maison Margiela’s timeless elegance. Cat-eye, rounded, and wrap-around silhouettes are encased in rich, artisanal leather, creating a stripped-back yet beautifully detailed design.
Design in white, black, and slate grey, the collection highlights models like MM104, MM106, MM108, and MM115, where Margiela’s iconic four white stitches adorn artisanal leather-wrapped frames. In addition, subtle elements in select models feature the number 8, representing Margiela’s eyewear category.