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Rock Sunglasses

The 'Concrete Sunglasses' are Made by Xyz Integrated Architecture

— May 3, 2014 — Art & Design
The designers at Xyz Integrated Architecture weighed their options -- literally -- when they decided to construct these fashionable concrete sunglasses. If you wanted an extremely unique pair of glasses to don over the spring and upcoming summer months, these sunglasses would have done you justice. Unfortunately, only one pair was made, but maybe it was a blessing in disguise -- after all, it would be a pretty heavy pair of sunglasses to consistently perch on the bridge of your nose.

The concrete sunglasses were created by pouring cement into its solid silver frames that are interestingly shaped to slope downwards. The lenses are tinted dark gray and made of mineral glass, which contrasts the slate cement beautifully. As for the arms, they are constructed with what seems to be black-colored plastic.
Trend Themes
1. Concrete Sunglasses - The trend of incorporating unconventional materials into fashion items, like concrete sunglasses, is disrupting the eyewear industry.
2. Heavy Sunglasses - The trend of the heavy and sturdy sunglasses is disrupting the lightweight and flimsy eyewear industry.
3. Unique Lenses - The trend of using unique materials, like mineral glass, for tinted lenses in sunglasses is disrupting the traditional eyewear industry.
Industry Implications
1. Eyewear - The eyewear industry has an opportunity to disrupt the traditional manufacturing process by creating unique products using sustainable and unconventional materials.
2. Fashion - The fashion industry has an opportunity to create additional unique products by incorporating unconventional materials, like concrete, into their designs.
3. Construction - The construction industry has an opportunity to leverage its expertise to create unique products in the fashion and eyewear industries, by applying their knowledge and skills in creating strong and sturdy yet fashionable products.
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