Debuting at this year's Moncler Genius show, MONDOGENIUS, eyewear brand Gentle Monster flaunted a new philosophy that's ticked fashion's timely interest. Intrigued by fashion's rapid acceleration towards a more inclusive digital sphere, Gentle Monster have unveiled their latest design, 'Swipe LCD', while looking to connect and interact between human and digital experiences.
The 'Swipe LCD' sunglasses are the product of a wider aim, an idea and concept also debuted through MONDOGENIUS' experience, which involved Gentle Monster's mini-show featuring giant LCD screens swinging above stagnant models who were styled in the collection. The 'Swipe LCD' sunglasses, while looking elegantly stylish, are much more high-tech than your regular pair and involve an LCD screen with built-in touch sensors on the left temple, which can be 'swiped' to reveal different Moncler + Gentle Monster logos and other motion graphics.
While not yet for sale, the move comes after fashion's physical return to fashion month was still filled with digitally-charged ideas. Whether brands chose to delay their return to the runway, opting for a digital showcase instead, or adding a digital element to authentic and physical collections; fashion's relationship with the digital sphere is only getting stronger, and thanks to brands like Gentle Monster - at the forefront of pushing these unique relations - fashion's connection to the Metaverse seems closer than ever.
Don't be alarmed if you can't purchase the glasses yet. The full collection will be available in spring 2022 at select Gentle Monster and Moncler stores.