One Block Down has partnered with RETROSUPERFUTURE to develop an exclusive set of sunglasses in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. This partnership is part of a series celebrating One Block Down’s success over the last decade, and was celebrated with an event on Tuesday 16 July at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, which included a surprise performance by North London rapper Jimothy Lacoste.
To celebrate the authentic Italian character of the partnership, RSF and OBD have chosen the Lira from RSF’s archive, recalling the popular style worn by Italian architects and politicians in the 1970s. OBD has updated the Lira in terms of design, sizing and fit. The new result is a modern, sleek and bold acetate frame. Lira’s distinctly retro appeal is reinterpreted with a sharp contemporary edge and semi-flat base 2 lenses. For this celebratory collaboration, OBD and RSF have developed two color finishes.The first version features a combination of two Havana acetates: a colorful and rich red Havana for the frontal frame, paired with a black and white Havana on the temples, and topped off with black lenses. The second model is a refined interpretation of the black frame, with rich and warm brown lenses and black acetate. To complete the project, both pieces feature branded inscriptions on the temples and lenses (BUONA VISTA) as well as an exclusively designed, wearable case.
This exclusive project is available online and in-store now. Photo by Guglielmo Profeti.