“We couldn’t find a better partner to debut in the eyewear arena,” states Nicolò and Carlotta Oddi, co-founders of the Italian luxury fashion label Alanui. The collaboration with Los Angeles-based brand Jacques Marie Mage sees the reveal of a capsule collection featuring two pairs of limited-edition sunglasses inspired by the arts and culture of the American Southwest.
The Topanga frame, available in argyle or black, flaunts a delicate hand-beaded temple adornment drawn from Alanui’s Icon motif in five different colors created by Francisco Bailon, artist and founder of Anasazi Jeweler.
The Zuma glasses lean into southwestern tradition with Jacques Marie Mage’s arrowhead front pins featuring real turquoise inlays, the stunning mineral that has become emblematic of the region’s style. The frames have a sculptural profile with wire core temples embellished with a motif drawn from Alanui’s Icon geometric pattern, made from turquoise, gold, and silver. The Zuma shades come in four stunning colorways: cameo and rose, argyle and bronze, black and sienna, and beige and highland green.
The Alanui x Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses are presented in a turquoise box set, featuring extra treats such as a bandana-style cleaning cloth, a tooled leather strap, and a tobacco leather envelope case, all harmonizing with the frames to perfectly capture the essence of Southwestern design.