I went through space and time to find you, but you were nowhere to be seen. Thick fog pushed in on me from all directions. It tasted metallic. It had that new rocket smell. I, myself, felt like a fast machine. Like a spacecraft. Like an asteroid. Like the universe itself.
The beat from some deranged disco pumped in lockstep with my pounding heart, and I began to move: rough, robotic. Angular and angry. Lazerbeams of light punctured the fog all around. Stardust oozed out of each and every pore. I sparkled. As the fog cleared, I found myself drifting just above the atmosphere, and I saw it all from there: How the moon commanded the tides. How day broke and night fell. In my mind’s eye, I could always go home again. Landing softly on my knees in a big patch of green under a big starry sky, I’d kiss the mossy ground. I’d rake the dewy earth with my fingertips. I’d pick and eat a peach.
VADA is pleased to present its latest eyewear odyssey: Collection 3, THE VADAVERSE, exploring deep space and space cakes, orbits and illusions, satellites and Saturn’s rings, rocketships and raves. It is in this spirit of retrofuturistic optimism that four new eyewear styles emerge:
TRANCE - Made for dark rooms, corner booths and dancefloors. Each pair features a lightweight square frame shape, signature domed metal adornments, and rivets designed to hold VADA's chain retainers- making VADA Eyes eyewear and jewelry at once.
PHANTOM - Our version of a navigator, but at supersonic speeds. Our first metal frame style is fittingly named for the world record-setting fast jet of the 1960’s, the Phantom II, which, like VADA EYES, was also built in the US and Japan. Each pair features a custom-engraved titanium square frame, and rivets designed to hold VADA’s chain retainers- making VADA Eyes eyewear and jewelry at once.
ZERO - Zero-g meets zero f*cks. Cosmic and classic at once. Each pair features a lightweight circular frame shape, signature domed metal adornments, and rivets designed to hold VADA's chain retainers- making VADA Eyes eyewear and jewelry at once.
FUTURO - Spacey, shapely and far-out, these take their name from Futuro Houses, the flying saucer-esque homes from the late 60s that were so radical and new they often elicited local protests wherever they were built. Each pair features an oversized frame shape, almond lenses, metal adornments, and rivets designed to hold VADA's chain retainers- making VADA Eyes eyewear and jewelry at once.
And four color groups which light the way:
STARDUST: Galaxy, Shockwave, Mars, Ultraviolet, Cyclone, Moonstone
GOLDEN: Yellow Gold, Standard Gold, Polished Silver (all hardware)
CARBON: Smoke, Lava, Shiro
BACK TO THE GARDEN: Earth, Honey, Stonefruit, Spearmint, Skinny Dip, Peach
VADA EYES continues to be constructed from the finest Japanese acetate and titanium. Signature gilded accents return once more, in an expanded range of metals, including grommets designed to connect VADA’s eyewear fine jewelry chains. Frames from Collections 1 and 2: Siren, Kauboi, Tokio and Cicada, carry forward in Collection 3’s colorations. Each pair of eyewear ships in an upcycled microfiber bag and a custom cactus-leather case, made in the USA. All eyewear styles are available in RX and sun lenses in a range of lens hues special to Collection 3. THE VADAVERSE arrives this Spring 2022.
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