Arca has had a busy week, what with announcing her upcoming album, KICK ii, and dropping new single and video “Born Yesterday” with Sia last Tuesday and now dropping details of her latest fashion venture: a limited drop of a sunglasses selection reinterpreting Ray-Ban classics, following her turn modelling for Calvin Klein this summer.
The exclusive Arca X Ray-Ban Studios collab honours Arca’s contradictory nature, with the dark romance the musician has created ad hoc for Ray-Ban featuring her fascination for polar opposites and irresistible attractions. It is a sum of emotions, of horror and adoration, that nurtures her mutant faith in love while flying in the face of hate and fear, framed by the authentic design of the Aviator.
Recontextualizing the iconic metal drop shape in larger than life size, Arca adds a distinctive touch of drama with shiny leather sweatbars and ever-changing photocromic lenses or mirror shades on two rigorously monotone color options that capture every tone between Black and White: The Vortex and Regenerator. And she packages them with just as much flair – wrapping the black patent leather case and dedicated leaflet in a broken mirror-effect silver box all featuring the artist’s trademark ARCA dripped-paint signature and a Reddest Ruby lips kiss.
For this exclusive, the boundary-breaking musician Arca recontextualizes the Aviator, harnessing the model’s timeless style and adding energy, drama and flair through oppositions. Choose between a classic silver frame with shiny white leather details, paired with gray photochromic lenses or a black frame with shiny black leather details, matched with dramatically black lenses. Black and white. Horror and romance. Ancestral and futuristic. The two monochrome styles represent and redefine polarities within physical phenomena.
Just 200 pairs available for each colour are available on Ray-Ban.com.