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Zipper Shades

Lee Cooper 100 Project

— July 22, 2008 — Fashion
In celebration of Lee Cooper's 100th anniversary, French sunglasses expert Alain Mikli designed a very unique pair of shades.

The hand-made Zipper Shades infuse denim from Lee Cooper jeans into the frame. His imagination didn't stop there. Mikli went on further with his crazy ideas and experimented with the lens. He incorporated the Lee Cooper puller into the design, even adding the carved zipper teeth.

Alain Mikli is the same man who designed Kanye West's Shutter Shades. His out-of-the-box designs are a favourite among celebrities like Elton John, BONO, Lenny Kravitz, among others.






Trend Themes
1. Denim-infused Eyewear - The use of denim in eyewear frames creates a unique and novel aesthetic that could appeal to consumers looking for unconventional yet stylish accessories.
2. Incorporating Fashion Accessories Into Eyewear Design - Integrating fashion elements such as zippers into sunglasses could potentially create a new market segment that prioritizes style and personal expression in eyewear.
3. Celebrity-endorsed Eyewear Design - Having well-known figures in entertainment and fashion endorse unique eyewear designs can create a sense of exclusivity and desirability for consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Eyewear - The eyewear industry could consider incorporating unique fashion accessories and materials into their designs to create novel products for consumers looking for unconventional eyewear options.
2. Fashion - The fashion industry could explore collaborations with the eyewear industry to create accessory designs that incorporate eyewear.
3. Celebrity Endorsements - Celebrities and their stylists can work with eyewear designers to create exclusive sunglasses lines that appeal to their fans and followers.
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