Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Pharrell admires Kawakubo

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams took inspiration from Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo when designing his sunglasses.

The American musician has teamed up with French label Moncler to create a new line of sunglasses.

Made from one single piece of titanium, the Lunettes shades follow on from his range of men’s jackets with the brand in 2009.

When designing the accessories, Pharrell took inspiration from one person in particular in order to create the perfect pair of sunglasses.

“These days when it comes to design I’m about silhouette and functionality first. What’s more important – the T-shirt of the label plastered across it?” he explained to British magazine Grazia.

“Just think about [founder of label Comme des Garçons] Rei Kawakubo - she’s a genius. She proves you don’t need to cover your designs in a label because the silhouette tells you exactly who made it.”

When it comes to his wardrobe, the 40-year-old star has an eclectic taste. However, he remained tight lipped when asked what the most expensive piece in his cupboard is and thinks he could cope if any of his items were taken away from him.

“I think that’s just a little ostentatious to answer. I don’t want to be defined by that because, at the end of the day, I can’t take it with me,” he stated. “There isn’t a single possession I couldn’t live without.”

Pharrell has previously spoken about his laidback approach to styling himself. He chooses his ensembles depending on his mood first thing rather than planning ahead.

"You know what? It's all about individuality. The things that set you apart, they're what make you special," he explained to German newspaper Bild earlier this year. "You just need to think about a few things really: What do I feel like when I get out of bed? Where am I going? What's the weather like? Then you'll always be dressed correctly.”

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