Spring may just have sprung, but France is already gearing up for the annual Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament. To mark the occasion, French heritage eyewear brand Lafont has designed limited-edition sunglasses, to be sold at the Grand Slam’s on-site boutiques.
One women’s and one men’s style have been produced in limited quantities of 150 each, to be sold for 220 euros, or about $233 at current exchange.
Each pair is lined in clay-colored orange acetate to mimic the tournament’s most famous feature. Glasses become available for sale on Roland Garros’ web site April 15 and at the tournament beginning May 22.
Lafont, which this year is celebrating the 30th anniversary of business in North America, is also releasing an anniversary limited edition style to mark the milestone. The brand has manufactured 400 pairs of the avant-garde design, etched with facsimiles of the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
“Celebrating 30 years in North America is a great honor and privilege for our family and the entire team at Lafont,” said Matthieu Lafont, director of marketing. “We recognize that through the support of our customers and dedicated fans, we are able to commemorate this milestone. We can guarantee that for the next 30 years and beyond, we will continue to dedicate ourselves to our partners by creating high-quality, exceptional eyewear.”