Jason Wu is launching accessories — sunglasses, which he will unveil at his show today. The idea was a new take on traditional shapes, says Wu, who partnered with Modo Eyewear. And that mind-set conveniently carries over to his spring clothes, which include luxe sweatshirts and a silk tweed hoodie. The sunglasses feature updated versions of, for example, the classic cateye. The four-style collection, with names taken from bygone muses such as Seberg (the cateye), Mia (oversize), Earhart (aviator) and Jett (retro Eighties), is priced from $250 to $350 at retail. They come in a plastic matte finish and hues such as aquamarine, topaz, caramel and opal.
Alexander Wang is also unveiling a line of eyewear at his show Saturday. Done in collaboration with Linda Farrow, it features a cateye, wayfarer and a more angular style, priced from $130 to $145 at wholesale. They are named after cities Wang loves (London, Tokyo and Berlin), and, true to his m.o., they rock a seriously edgy vibe, whether with studded tips or zipper-teeth trims, on a palette of black, beige and turquoise. As for how it all connects to the collection, he says it’s all about counterpoint. “Spring is very much about classic American sportswear. The sunglasses give it a harder element.”