Oakley Partners with Self-Taught Artist Mambo

Oakley is renowned for melding science and art, and its sunglass designs are as original as the cultural icons that inspire them. Parlaying off the success of past and present Artist Series Collaborations, Oakley has joined forces with Franco-Hungarian Flavien Demarigny, a.k.a. Mambo, a self-taught probing painter, travelling designer and observant graphic artist, to create a special limited edition of the popular Antix™ sunglasses.

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Joining the roster of other popular past Artist Series Collaborations including Will Barras, Andrew Petersen, Robert Pimple and the first-ever women’s collaboration with Caia Koopman, Mambo’s post-modern, cartoonish creations bring both professional and street cred to any medium he works with, including sunglasses. Mambo takes popular imagery seen in today’s modern culture and transforms it into his own style. He sees his creations as reflections of the world: they are overwhelmed by an overdose of information, and they raise questions – but, the critical eye on the modern world is only part of the picture. There is still something lyrical about the graphic, whimsy style that winds its way into his work.

oakley-2Antix™ balances the fulcrum between street sophistication and outspoken attitude. A single continuous lens of pure PLUTONITE® strafes the front of this lightweight O MATTER® frame, and POLARIC ELLIPSOID™ geometry extends your peripheral view. HIGH DEFINITION OPTICS® (HDO®), visual clarity and impact resistance meet ANSI Z87.1 standards and it’s ready for whatever life sends your way. A Three-Point Fit holds the lens in precise alignment while offering all-day comfort. UV filtering is an uncompromising 100%, and the durable design features sculpturally integrated hinge mechanisms with dual action cams.

Mambo Antix™ will be available at select retailers and Oakley “O” stores nationwide on October 1st, 2009 as well as online at www.oakley.com in limited quantities.

Price: $245.00 (available with a matching box, MICROCLEAR™ bag and collectible figurine)

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