Grateful Dead and AKILA Reveal Collaborative Sunglasses Collection
Featuring the Apollo and Begonia silhouettes.
AKILA LA is no stranger to working on collaborative projects, and in 2021 alone it’s managed to rack up many a partnership with the likes of FACETASM, PLEASURES, Chemist Creations and more. And with several weeks of the Summer season left to go and live music events making a comeback, the LA-based imprint is now recruiting Grateful Dead for a new sunnies collection. This marks the famous rock band’s first-ever capsule of eyewear.
Two of AKILA‘s silhouettes are tapped for this assemblage including the Apollo and the Begonia, both of which have been fashioned in a trio of fresh colorways. The Apollo model has been served up in three takes including a “Black/Green”, “Havana/Rose” and a “Tokyo Tortoise/Grape” and come designed with colorful Grateful Dead marching bears furnished on each temple. The Begonia — which is more of a retro aviator-like model that authentic Dead Heads should be familiar with — comes in two renditions that feature tortoise-patterned temples, one of which features a yellow tint while the other bears a blue tint, along with a third option that has black framing and a rosy red tint.
Packaged with each pair of glasses is a lens cloth that’s ornamented with the legendary Bertha and Dancing Bears artworks. The AKILA website is dropping these come July 26th at 11am PDT.
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