The Celeb-Fave Sunglasses Brand That's Taking Over Your Insta Feed Just Landed In Dubai

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Kaia Gerber, Hailey Bieber, Billish Eilish, Lil Nas X and Alexander Wang - what do they all have in common? One word: sunglasses

Founded eight years ago in Korea by Hankook Kim, eyewear brand Gentle Monster was born. Despite being under our fashion radar for some time, Gentle Monster has finally landed in The Dubai Mall, along with the recent new expansion. And oh how glad we are. It can be hard to come by a pair of sunglasses that tick all the boxes of your personal specification - the colour, size, shape, comfort and design - all whilst finding a pair that's equallity stylish and on-trend.

But a Gentle Monster has appeared, and made all of our sunglass dreams come true. The eyewear brand goes beyond the scope of just 'another eyewear brand' as they create unique, edgy products with quality construction. Weird and wonderful frames, striking neon colours and a number of different shapes are no  stranger to the sunglasses brand - experimentation is their forte. Not to mention their immersive expreiential retail. From art projects, to trippy visual campaigns and a kids collection that could put any adult to shame, Gentle Monster has been taking the eye-wear fashion industry by storm. And we aren't the only ones who've noticed. Many celebrities have been seen rocking Kim's shades and styling them to perfection. 

Gentle Monster, The Dubai Mall 

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Their latest second collaboration with Alexander Wang, the 'M.PRI$$' sunglasses, have been worn by models Hailey Bieber and Kaia Gerber. Initially showcasing in Alexander Wang's 2019 F/W New York Fashion Week Show, it's no wonder that the new collaboration has been so sought after. These new sunglasses are based on Gentle Monster's iconic model with a smooth curved semi-cat eye front and bold temples, adorned with a fluid metal snake detail around the lenses front. A cat-eye shape matched with snake details - can it really get any cooler?

‘M.PRI$$’ is available at the Dubai Mall Gentle Monster flagship store

Cost: Dhs1,120

M.PRI$$’ is available at the Dubai Mall Gentle Monster flagship store

Cost: Dhs1,120

Gentle Monster's 'SCON GR1' shades were also worn by Billie Eilish at the Zurich Openair 2019. The sporty yet sleek sunnies were in green metal and had 100% UV protection. Other than the fact that the glasses went perfectly with Billie's outfit, we can't get over the way the distorted shape of sharp edges framed her face perfectly. We're not sure who we stan more - Billie or Gentle Monster, or both. 

SCON GR1 is available in black, red and green at The Dubai Mall Gentle Monster flagship store

Cost: Dhs1,120

Billie Eilish wasn't the only American music artist that styled a pair of Gentle Monster's fashionable sunglasses to an even more fashionable outfit. Lil Nas X was spotted wearing the 'BEES 03' at the MTV Video Music Awards 2019 with an all-red cowboy look. The 'Old Town Road' star's shades had a red lens and metal frame inspired by a crescent moon, highlighted with a solid border encompassing the lenses.

BEES 03 is available in red, green and black at The Dubai Mall Gentle Monster flagship store

Cost: Dhs1,120

Models, musicians and designers are just a few of the many Gentle Monster customers. The sunglasses brand is pushing the fashion boundaries in eye-wear & accessories. We can't wait to see what's next, particularly because we'll be first in line to get the new pair. 

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