Would you wear this helmet? Mykita and Romain Kremer’s surreal sunglasses


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It’s probably safe to say that German eyewear company Mykita and French fashion designer Romain Kremer are reinventing the wheel when it comes to designing sunglasses.

The two brands have paired up to create sunnies fit for that first lady of freakdom, Lady Gaga (who indeed donned them at London Fashion Week in March).


The half-helmet Yuri sunglasses, which come in the above orangey-red and black, are part of Kremer’s fall collection, dubbed ‘The Plastic Eating the Natural,’ and were named after Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to fly into outer space.

The spacey ‘glasses’ come with small peepholes instead of lenses, which simply reduce the amount of sun rays that get to the eyes.

The dome-like headpiece is made from a type of polycarbonate, and has been designed to protect the third eye — figuratively, of course. Or, as Kremer said, it “eats” the wearer’s face (if only it targeted the jowls).

The surreal spex will be available at Opening Ceremony in L.A. as of Tuesday, priced at $910.

--Emili Vesilind