Over the past decade, RETROSUPERFUTURE has developed partnerships with some of the most respected and innovative global brands. When working with Italian brands it is always a pleasure to celebrate the country’s rich historical culture in design, art and fashion. One Block Down – one of Italy’s leading streetwear hubs – has partnered with RSF to develop an exclusive set of sunglasses in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. This partnership is part of a series celebrating One Block Down’s success over the last decade. First opened in Milan, and followed up with the second flagship store in Rome, One Block Down has been setting the tone for innovation and style in contemporary streetwear. To celebrate the authentic Italian character of the partnership, RSF and OBD have chosen the Lira from RSF archive. The Lira has been updated in terms of design, sizing and fit.
The new result is a modern, sleek and bold elegant acetate frame. Lira’s distinctly retro appeal is reinterpreted with a sharp contemporary edge and semi-flat base 2 lenses. For this celebratory collaboration, OBD and RSF have developed two color finishes. The first version features a combination of two Havana acetates: a colorful and rich red Havana for the frontal frame, paired with a black and white Havana on the temples, and topped off with black lenses. The second model is a refined interpretation of the black frame, with rich and warm brown lenses and a sleek black acetate. To complete the project, both pieces feature branded inscriptions on the temples and lenses (BUONA VISTA) as well as an exclusively designed case that may be worn as well.
The partnership was celebrated with an event on Tuesday 16 July at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, which included a surprise performance by UK artist Jimothy Lacoste. This exclusive project will only be available at ONE BLOCK DOWN’s brick and mortar stores, as well as the online store from Friday 19 July, 2019.