RAEN Optics Unveils Sunglasses Collaboration With M.R.K.T.

Two of Los Angeles’s most buzzed-about brands are teaming up for a limited-edition collaboration, just in time for the start of summer! Orange County-based eyewear brand RAEN Optics is releasing an updated version of their best-selling “Remmy” frame in conjunction with design firm, M.R.K.T. Inspired by the brands’ shared principles of design and quality, the collaboration re-imagines the round frames in a “Kelp” colorway, with a split matte and polished finish, and M.R.K.T.’s metal foil logo on the temple tips.

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Known for their architecturally-inspired bags and accessories, M.R.K.T. has created an exclusive carrying case for the frames, rendered in the company’s patented “SUPR FELT” material – a hyper-dense, industrial felt that provides both structure and protection. The case is designed with no stitching, inspired by traditional Japanese origami, and folds flat for storage. Though it may appear delicate, the SUPR FELT is surprisingly tough and durable, with water and stain-resistant properties. (It also makes for a great conversation starter when you take the glasses and case out in public!)

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Together, the sunglasses and the accompanying sunglass case capture the brands’ shared California roots, with a look that’s laidback and versatile, as equally at home on the beach as it is at the office. It’s the perfect pair of frames for the season, capturing the youthful optimism of summer, with the creative energy of two young and creative companies, staking their claim in the industry.

Only 300 pairs were created for the RAEN Optics x M.R.K.T. collaboration. The frames retail for $150. Shop online at raen.com.