MYKITA and Maison Margiela are linked by a shared concept of the creative process – the reinterpretation of historical forms, radical experimentation with constructions and an unconventional approach to materials.
MYKITA is a modern manufactory that combines precision craftsmanship with new technologies. A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections. A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.
Maison Margiela is a conceptual and free-spirited fashion house founded in Paris in 1988. In constant evolution, the creative collective Maison challenges and reinvents Margiela’s vision. Iconoclastic, irreverent, the Maison is a cross-section between fashion and design with its many lines: Haute Couture, womenswear and menswear, accessories, fine jewellery, fragrances and interior design. In living by discretion and anonymity, with democratic principles, the Maison’s product is all that matters. White and all of its shades is the iconic colour, symbolising unity, purity and minimalism. Mysterious and unconventional, a radical core is intertwined with a non-standard elegance. Maison Margiela remains classic yet visionary, romantic yet ambiguous. With avant-garde designs and timeless styles, the Maison’s DNA is infamous.
MYKITA + Maison Margiela
“When the HAUS teamed up with the Maison to launch a new eyewear collection, it became clear that we share a common approach. MYKITA and Maison Margiela are kindred creative minds and we are very excited about establishing a radical, new eyewear collection together that reflects the synergies of both houses.”
— MYKITA”Meeting a new, dynamic partner with so much savoir-faire is always such a breath of fresh air. Maison Margiela’s eyewear collections have grown since their first glasses back in 2009; now seems the right time for Margiela to take the next step by creating an even more distinctive and complete optical range. Edgy, talent- ed and creative, MYKITA’s DNA so perfectly aligns with the Maison’s philosophy.”
— Maison Margiela