Balmain’s Gendarme range of sunglasses, made from Japanese Titanium, riffs on the Wonder Boy silhouette. “I worked closely with the Akoni design team to create a new type of aviator—one that is clearly a cousin of the Wonder Boy,” explains Rousteing. “We managed to square off the WonderBoy silhouette, splitting the signature front shield into two lenses that square up the navigator’s traditional tear-drop shapes.” And those lenses’ light tints deftly channel the same pastel tones that form a key part of Rousteing’s latest runway offerings. The pastels, notes the designer, seem perfectly paired with the Gendarme’s overall feeling of exceptional lightness.
Balmain Branded Case
Made in Japan