Future Classic – the electronic-music tastemakers and independent music label – has now ticked designing sunglasses off their to-do list. They have taken time out from managing Flume, Chet Faker and Flight Facilities to work with New York eyewear makers MOSCOT to create two limited-edition ranges of eyewear.
For Future Classic’s art director, Jay Reeves, the partnership was an instinctive one. “While we work in different worlds, there’s a nice synergy between MOSCOT and Future Classic. Design has always been a strong part of Future Classic's DNA, and we’re fans of MOSCOT, too. We’re both small family-run companies committed to quality and doing things differently,” he says.
The unisex collection is designed to last. Reeves calls the Lemtosh model, a blonde-matte frame with green lenses, “a minimal classic”. The Yukel, a Matte Classic Havana Acetate and matte-black metal combination frame with brown glass lenses is, “a bit more unusual, but still in an understated and subtle way.”
Each pair of sunglasses from the limited-edition range will come with a sleek black tote bag, cleaning cloth, and a one-off digital Future Classic mix-tape.
The MOSCOT x Future Classic collaboration will be available online from early March at Future Classic’s store, and specialty retail and optical shops across Australia and New Zealand from 14 March. Only 200 of the Lemtosh and 100 of the Yukel have been made.