If you were looking for a style upgrade, you’re in luck because two of your most important travel companions are in for a serious upgrade.
Better yet, they’ll finally match. The new accessories responsible for this style boost come courtesy of Oliver Peoples and Master & Dynamic, two brands which have, for so long, been at the top of their game aesthetically and functionally. Both aren’t stranger to high-profile collaborations either; the famed eyewear maker has worked with brands like The Row, while the premium audio company with Louis Vuitton, Bape, and The Rolling Stones.
Besides a trio of limited edition sunglasses, this partnership will also see equally exclusive over-ear headphones and earbuds, except they’ll also sport Oliver People’s signature custom Mazzucchelli acetates. It doesn’t hurt that vintage aesthetics form the foundations of both brands too, so don’t expect these to go out of style anytime soon.
Like every successful collaboration, the two brands chose to riff off their own classics. Master & Dynamic’s MW65 Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones come crafted with lightweight aluminium, soft leather and — for the first time — embedded acetate detailing. This pair has been designed with fastidious audiophiles in mind, and is equipped with two active noise-cancelling modes and custom 40mm Beryllium drivers to always deliver warm, precise sounds wherever you go.
If your active lifestyle has no room for headphones, there’s always the pocket-sized MW07 PLUS True Wireless Earphones, which like their bigger counterparts see acetate elements too. These nifty accessories provide up to 40 hours of playtime and 10 hours of battery life. A fully-charged case provides three additional charges.
Predictably, Oliver Peoples chose its OP-505 sunglasses to front this collaboration. Besides best embodying the brand’s penchant for timelessness, the shades are also the poster child for its luxurious tortoise-shell acetates, and will be available in three matching shades — with an 18K gold-plated option — to perfectly match whichever device you so choose.
(All images: Oliver Peoples x Master & Dynamic)
This story first appeared in Lifestyle Asia Singapore.