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Qompendium Loves Mykita

So what is Christmas all about? For us at Qompendium, Christmas is the great capitalist abundance feast taken from the economical standpoint and from the nostalgic point of view, you may wonder? Simple. We want to share our love of the season with our fans, friends and foes. And holiday season means gifts from Qompendium to you. Let us introduce you to brands that we enjoy and trust.

Initially founded by Harald Gottschling, Daniel Haffmans, Philipp Haffmans and Moritz Krueger in a day-care center for children “Kita”, today “Mykita” has evolutionized to an international cutting-edge Berlin-based eyewear brand. By collaborating with avant-garde fashion designers such as Bernhard Willhelm, Romain Kremer, Marios Schwab or Alexandre Herchcovitch among others, Mykita has made a mark of its own and this must be noted: All frames are handmade in Berlin. Mykita glasses are available at many high-end opticians, department stores and selected fashion stores across the globe and Qompendium is giving away a pair of Aritana and a pair of Atiara to the eyewear aficionado.

How to win?

Send us an Email to: mail(at)qompendium(dot)com with your name and address, phone number. Don't forget to join our Facebook Fanpage too and check Mykita there too! We will choose the winner and surprise him/her.
Deadline: 01.01.2011 END

Thursday, 16.12.2010
18:45 (Cet)

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Mykita & Alexandre Herchcovitch SS2011
In Brazilian fashion designer Alexandre Hercovitch’s Spring/Summer 20011 collections architectural shapes create interesting, abstract spaces and colors play an important part in giving more intensity to the clothes.

To sit with both Herchcovitch’s women’s and men’s summer collections, Mykita and Alexandre came together to design a collection of four unisex sunglasses. Alexandre wanted to breathe new life into a couple of classic frame shapes he always loved, as worn by the iconic architect Le Corbusier himself. These were translated into Mykita’s flat metal concept, made of thin sheets of stainless steel and then folded into form. The result is two “full” and roundish shapes, ARITANA and her sister ATIARA. ARITANA has the straighter top line of the two, but is gently curved in a way that’s vaguely reminiscent of an owl. ATIARA is striking due to her strongly cranked nose-bridge and pointy sides, which give here a sympathetic look.

To take the product out of its historic context the bottom rims of the frames were cut off, with a very graphic result transforming ARITANA into ANAI, and ATIARA into IARA, infusing the frames with a radical modernity.

The collection’s monochromatic use of colours adds another notable twist, reflecting the colours and graphic treatment of the clothes.

The collaboration collection comes in three monochromatic colour schemes: gold combined with amber lenses, turquoise with matching turquoise lenses and a black/black version.

Alexandre Herchcovitch
As one of Brazil’s most notable fashion designers, Alexandre Herchcovitch’s collections grace the runways of New York Fashion Week and the Official Brazilian Fashion Calendar. His designs reflect his love of art, prints, textiles, and Brazilian culture. He now produces four collections per season: Herchcovitch; Alexandre– prêt-a-porter for both men and women – and Herchcovitch; Jeans – jeanswear for both men and women.

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