Legendary online game designer Hideo Kojima has collaborated with French eyewear specialist Jean-François Rey to supply a limited-edition quartet of shades, specs, and a 3D-printed masks. The capsule assortment is available to preorder now for unknown costs, with supply slated for March 2022.
The designs had been apparently impressed by the feel and appear of Kojima’s Dying Stranding (not the primary time that specific recreation has led to high-fashion collaborations), however I really feel they’d match fortunately into a lot of Kojima’s near-contemporary or futuristic recreation worlds. Maybe they’d even adorn the face of 1 the numerous wonderfully-named Metal Gear Solid characters. Could we propose: Cool Glassesman. (It’s no worse than Hot Coldman.)
The gathering consists of 4 items. First is HKxJF01, beneath: a pair of mixture spectacles with spherical frames and curved rectangular shades that flip out from the arms to cowl your eyes.
HKxJF02 consists of some traditional-looking frames with fascinating colorways, one with a leather-based look and two with patterns that look extra like “digital camo” skins. These include clip-on shades.
The final two gadgets are solely obtainable to buy collectively: a pair of barely steampunk-esque glasses, HKxJF03, and a 3D-printed masks named after and impressed by the look of Ludens, mascot of Kojima Productions.
The HKxJF03 specs mix metallic, acetate, and “3D nylon” supplies (no matter which means) whereas the masks is made utilizing a 3D-printing approach generally known as SLS, or selective laser sintering, with “adjustable nosepads and rimlocks for prescription lenses or sun shades.” It additionally seems to have little metallic icons of the Kojima Productions brand (which additionally options Ludens) constructed into the rim.
Truthfully, I believe all these look fairly nice. They’re not gadgets I’d ever personally have the boldness, model, or cash to put on, however they’re positively lots nicer wanting than many different trend and online game collaborations. (I’m considering of Tag Heuer’s ugly Mario watches or Fortnite’s supremely unimaginative Balenciaga-themed cosmetics.) Hideo Kojima, aka Cool Glassesman: right here’s to you.