Buy This Now: NBA All-Star Tyson Chandler’s Sunglass Collection
Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler has been called many things. The slickest seven-footer in the game. World Champion. A bearded hipster. And one-half of the sports world's first family of style (along with his equally fashionable and philanthropic wife, Kimberly).
Now he can add designer to his list of adopted titles.
This week, along with Kimberly and one of the fashion industry's most celebrated eyewear designers, Chandler is launching a collection of sunglasses called Chandler x Selima Optique, the "Our Secret" collection. The Chandlers worked hands-on with the brand's founder, Selima Salaun, and creative director Browne Andrews to create the 24-piece collection. (Andrews also happens to be Kimberly's brother, making it a true family project.)
The two dozen shades come in five unisex adult styles (and one for kids) inspired by historical figures from the 1920s, '60s, and '70s, including John Lennon and Jane Birkin. All frames are crafted of Italian cellulose acetate and outfitted with UV400 lenses.
The line was launched exclusively at Forty Five Ten in the Chandlers' new adopted hometown of Dallas yesterday, where they hosted a launch party to measure those "hard to fit guys" (aka his larger-than-life teammates). The collection is now available online via Farfetch with prices from $175 to $350. Proceeds from the collection benefit the South Queens Sandy relief efforts.