Hooked: MYKITA

Almost four months after the ravages of an 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, northern Japan is still reeling. Plenty of assistance has been offered and accepted, but help is still needed. For their part, from the other side of the world, the charitable folks at MYKITA sunglasses in Berlin have launched a special edition of their iconic FRANZ model, created in collaboration with Bernhard Willhelm. Inspired by the crimson disc of the Japanese flag, or Hinomaru, FRANZ For Japan shades are constructed in a matte white frame with red-mirrored stardust lenses, and limited to 100 pieces (at the time of this post, only 92 are left). Talk about rose-tinted glasses. All proceeds, minus the value added tax, will go to the Japanese Red Cross’s relief efforts. €250, exclusively at Mykita.com.

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