Get into Death Stranding character with these Hideo Kojima shades

October 18, 2021

Legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima has collaborated with French eyewear specialist Jean-François Rey to produce a limited-edition quartet of shades, specs, and a 3D-printed mask. The capsule collection is available to preorder now, with delivery slated for March 2022.

The designs were apparently inspired by the look and feel of Kojima’s Death Stranding and would feel a fit in a number of Kojima’s near-contemporary or futuristic game worlds. Perhaps they’d even adorn the face of one the many wonderfully-named Metal Gear Solid characters.

The collection consists of four pieces. First is HKxJF01, below: a pair of combination spectacles with round frames and curved rectangular shades that flip out from the arms to cover your eyes.

HKxJF02 consists of some traditional-looking frames with interesting colorways, one with a leather look and two with patterns that look more like “digital camo” skins. These come with clip-on shades.

The last two items are only available to purchase together: a pair of slightly steampunk-esque glasses, HKxJF03, and a 3D-printed mask named after and inspired by the look of Ludens, mascot of Kojima Productions.

The HKxJF03 specs combine metal, acetate, and 3D nylon materials while the mask is made using a 3D-printing technique known as SLS, or selective laser sintering, with adjustable nosepads and rimlocks for prescription lenses or sunglasses. It also appears to have little metal icons of the Kojima Productions logo (which also features Ludens) built into the rim.

To pre-order your own pair, head to the Jean-François Rey website.


by Anil George
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