Doing a bit of surfing of the Intertubes I stumbled across these bad boys from Maison Martin Margiela.
This Belgian fashion designer has maintained a notoriously low profile throughout his career; he has never had his picture taken and hides backstage after his fashion shows. Getting an interview with the man himself is like trying to build a life-sized Empire State Building entirely out of Lego in the middle of an earthquake, since any media contact with the designer is via a fax machine alone.
Martin Margiela’s designs revolt against the luxurious fashion world with garments of oversized proportions such as long arms and seams and hems on the outside, a style which can be clearly seen in these crazy sunglasses.
Now I won’t lie, I did enjoy the recent Sacha Baron Cohen yuck-fest of a movie that was Brüno, I laughed and laughed until my jaw ached, but I don’t know much about fashion. It seems to me, that these single lens sunglasses are designed to make a statement and probably only one that will be seen on the catwalk. They seem completely impractical in the real world; I mean where the hell does your nose go? The tiny nose-piece (see insert) must rest on the tip of your nostrils. I would imagine these sunglasses would fly from your face as soon as you turn your head.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but looking at the front view of these so-called sunnies the only thing missing is a set of windscreen wipers!
More Crazy Martin Margiela Sunglasses
Okay, I’m guessing Martin Margiela doesn’t refer to these sunglasses as ‘Crazy’ himself, but while we’re on the subject I also found these…
Although I can’t see myself wearing these nutty shield style sunglasses there is something a bit more acceptable about them. I guess it’s because they look a bit like some of the mad plastic headgear worn by the dancers in a Kylie Minogue music video or something out of the movie Minority Report. There’s something very Sci-Fi about these, they really do belong in a movie or music video.