A Fresh Set of Eyes
Seems when it comes to sunglasses, Kanye West is the man to follow. Since the release of his new album, the hip-hop product ho has been hosting pics on his blog featuring fans from all over the world wearing his 80s-tastic “Stronger” specs.
Sensing a market opportunity—the man is a player after all—West has teamed up with Aussie hipster outfitters (and Assembly-goers Ksubi for a line of sunglasses under the rapper’s Pastelle fashion line.
Granted, you’re going to have to wait till the fall (when the sun sets lower in the sky) to pick up these frames. But if the advance pics and Mr. West’s record of arresting eyewear are any indication, they’ll be worth holding onto until Summer ’09.
- — Gabriel Bell