Oakley x atmos Splatter Jawbone + Frogskins

By - March 10th, 2011


Quite an interesting collaboration between Oakley and atmos has just been released: a collection of two of the more popular silhouettes from the eyewear maker – the Frogskin and the Jawbone – given radical new styling by atmos. Oakley’s Jawbone is a cycling specific design, popular with racers; as re-worked by atmos, the frame has a celeste lower half (which cyclists will be familiar with from Bianchi), and splatter-covered upper, according the overall theme. An interesting feature is the glow-in-the-dark lower half of the frame – a feature that for obvious reasons doesn’t get applied to sunglasses very much; it gives the shades a TRON aesthetic. The Frogskin, which needs no introduction, has a white/black frame, covered in multi-color splatters – like Jackson Pollock via the 1980’s. It also incorporates a clear lens, which is a relatively rare option for the Frogskin, and recalls Kevin Pearce, the Olympic hopeful snowboarder for whom Frogskins with clear lenses have become something of a signature look. Oakley does many collaborations and special editions, and while these often focus on technological innovation, the most successful seem to be when Oakley relaxes the design constraints and lets things get creative, which is exactly what happened here. Check out images of the glasses after the jump; the collection is available now from atmos.

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