Maison Margiela x Gentle Monster Is The Cool Eyewear Brand’s First Collaboration Of The Year

In a surprising feat, epitome-of-cool Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster just got even more covetable, thanks to a new partnership with Maison Margiela. We’re talking a generous array of acetate frames in glossy colours, which lead with Margiela’s signature stitch logo, four white stitches along the sides of these eyewear, a detail that speaks of their aligned values of creativity and self-expression.

Gentle Monster’s first partnership in 2023 is a genderless line dreamt up by John Galliano, creative director of the luxury fashion house, and Gentle Monster, and features 11 styles of sunglasses and spectacles across colourways of black, white, grey and cream, transparent and tortoiseshell. The designs themselves are quite futuristic, with sleek curves that resemble goggles as they mould to the sides of one’s face, or oversized temples that blend seamlessly into the front of the eyewear.

As you’d expect, the collaboration package case is just as collectible, and is a reinterpretation of Maison Margiela’s puffy Glam Slam clutch, this time in white with hand-stitched matelassé quilt details.

To celebrate the launch, collaborative pop-ups will be held in seven cities around the world, where you’ll get a chance to witness Maison Margiela’s signature elements reinterpreted by Gentle Monster’s unique aesthetic perspective.


The Maison Margiela x Gentle Monster collection will be released on 28 February 2023 worldwide, at Gentle Monster and Maison Margiela’s on/offline stores, and global select shops.