RIGARDS x Ziggy Chen return in a compelling collaborative series, unveiling an all-titanium, ultralight style rich in architectural inspiration.
From fluted columns and staircases to corrugated roofs, building characteristics are reimagined as painstakingly refined detailing that coalesces into the exquisite arced geometry of the frame’s upper outer rims, offering a masterful contemporary interpretation of Streamline Moderne while also subtly and emblematically cupping and shielding the wearer’s “windows to the soul”.
The frame’s bridge sees RIGARDS’s iconic concept of Manta Ray at its most graceful, fused with influences drawn from stealth aircraft wingspan to deploy a “take flight” litheness. The undulating planes redirect light that plays across their surfaces, artfully heightening the sense of kinetic flow.
Rounding out the highlights is a tailored sunglass clip that fits so neatly together with the frame like a jigsaw into a startling whole (through a hidden magnetic system, no less), the intriguing little semi-stacked discs detail in a corner giving a micro-nod to the timeless art of stacking stones and Ziggy Chen’s Zen aesthetics.
RIGARDS x Ziggy Chen RG1008ZC comes with a glasses case made from vegetable-tanned Santa Croce leather.
All titanium, natural patina, hand-applied texture.
Signature finish - Oxidiation.
UV400 Polyamide nylon sun lens.