Mykita stays one step ahead with its fresh frames for summer.
Optical illusion: Mykita’s innovative collab with designer Damir Doma seems to combine two frames in one. “Contrasting colors accentuate the layered concept, which mirrors the modern aesthetic he’s so known for,” says CEO and creative director Moritz Krueger of Doma’s designs ($619 each).
An old redbrick building on M Street is the spot to find the funkiest futuristic frames in Georgetown. That old-meets-new vibe is a reflection of Mykita’s mission, says CEO and creative director Moritz Krueger, who marries time-tested techniques with new technology. “We don’t think separately when it comes to function and appearance,” Krueger says. “We dedicate extensive research and development to materials, construction, and surface—the elements that make up the characteristic modernity of our frames.”
Mykita’s outré optics are crystal clear in a new collaboration (shown) with fashion designer Damir Doma: Each frame appears to consist of two frames layered one over the other, but it’s actually a single piece—an illusion of trompe l’oeil construction. Also new this season, Mykita embraces the mixed-media aesthetic with the Lite collection, which unites contrasting materials (think acetate and stainless steel) in a variety of shapes (round, panto, subtle cat-eye) and au courant color combos (gold with dusty pink or shiny graphite with cloudy acetate). Spectacular! 3001 M St. NW, 202-808-2070