Complex MCM Essential Eyewear Lookbook

THE MCM EYEWEAR LOOKBOOK

MCM has been at the forefront of the new school of luxury, combining rigid design standards with the right amount of experimental vibes. Translating its traditional, yet edgy aesthetic onto accessories, the German label has a 2019 sunglass lineup that provides retro vintage silhouettes that feel timeless, but also unique for the modern nomad.

To give you a taste of which frames you should cop from the latest MCM eyewear collection, we collaborated with stylist Sashà de Oliveira to choose favorites. A Toronto native, and Miami transplant (now based in New York), Sashà has worked with Rene Lou, Kanye West, and Travis Scott. She was also asked to customize a jersey for Jordan Brand during the NBA's All-Star Weekend. Needless to say, Sashà has cool taste, so you can trust the looks styled on our Complex staff below. Scroll through the newly minted MCM x Complex passports to find out more about the dopest people who keep the lights on at Complex, and where you should travel with your MCM grails this summer.

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SASHÀ DE OLIVEIRA

TITLE: Stylist

Sashà is a New York-based fashion stylist and sneakerhead. She has worked with clients like Jordan Brand, and has assisted Rene Lou on set with Kanye West and Travis Scott. You’ll find her laissez-faire coolness on each Complex staff member. Each frame was hand-selected by Sashà to include in this piece.

Favorite Travel Destination: Tropical climates. Originally from Toronto, and currently living in NY, Sashà travels to warm climates like Miami whenever she gets a chance.

Featured Sunglasses: Vintage Black

“AVIATOR FRAMES ARE A SILHOUETTE THAT'S SUPER EASY TO WEAR; PERFECT FOR RUNNING AROUND THE CITY AND ALSO A GREAT CHOICE FOR VACATION!”

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BRIANNA LOPES

COMPLEX TITLE: Digital Media Planner

Brianna is currently a media planner overseeing Complex's branded campaigns for the Fashion, Footwear, and CPG categories.

Favorite Travel Destination: Newport, Rhode Island. Little Rhody is her hometown and family is important to her.

Featured Sunglasses: Aviator

"THE COLOR ALONG WITH THE OVERSIZED FRAME REMINDS ME OF SITTING BEACHSIDE WITH A COCKTAIL. IT MAKES ME FEEL CONFIDENT AND READY FOR THE SUMMER!"

MCM eyewear passport brianna lopes 740 Shiny Gold Blue

JAMES BENDER

COMPLEX TITLE: Production and Operations Coordinator

James coordinates all things in production for Complex, including video, photo, and experiential. He ensures all internal teams and outside vendors are in alignment to complete each project and that all vendors are paid in a timely fashion for their services.

Favorite Travel Destination: Los Angeles, CA. James enjoys the West Coast vibes because it provides the best of both worlds. He can relax on a beach or take a stroll down Sunset Boulevard in the daytime, just as easily as he can have a night to remember in some of the city's finest nightclubs

Featured Sunglasses: Square Logo Plaque in Havana

"THEY SCREAM, ‘I AM THE BOSS OF A&R.’ THEY ARE DIFFERENT. IT FEELS GREAT TO WALK IN A ROOM AND KNOW NO ONE WILL HAVE ON THE SAME FRAMES AS YOU."

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MCM Complex employees Gia Pina Mang Sabrina Xiao Ashley Germain Khrystina Blanks Cameron D Johnson James Bender Brianna Lopes

OMARR HENRY

COMPLEX TITLE: Talent Manager

O is a talent manager at Complex. He collaborates with brand partnerships to book the best talent to tell the most compelling stories authentic to the Complex brand.

Favorite Travel Destination: Jamaica. Between the weather, food, beaches, and people, O highly recommends you go to Jamaica.

Featured Sunglasses: Vintage

"I REALLY LIKE THE GLASSES I WORE BECAUSE THEY GO WELL WITH MY SKIN TONE AND THEY DON'T FEEL HEAVY."

MCM eyewear passport Omarr Henry 726 Shiny Rose Gold

SHANICE KELLMAN

COMPLEX TITLE: Talent Coordinator

Like O, Shanice is the talent coordinator at Complex helping research talent that would be a good fit for Complex creative concepts.

Favorite Travel Destination: Barbados because it’s peaceful.

Featured Sunglasses: Octo Frame

"I LOVED HOW MY SUNGLASSES BROUGHT OUT A SASSY, SASHA FIERCE SIDE OF ME! I LOVED THEM AND THEY MADE ME FEEL BEAUTIFUL."

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Rania Kaouadji Brianna Lopes Omarr Henry Shanice Kellman
Brianna Lopes Gil Arias Shanice Kellman Cameron D Johnson

Be sure to keep up with Complex and our staff on IG. You can shop the sunglasses featured above and other goods on MCM’s online store.

CREDITS

  • CREATIVE DIRECTION HUNTER MAK
  • STYLING SASHA DE OLIVIERIA
  • LEAD DESIGN BRANDON BANKS
  • PRODUCTION DARIA McCALL
  • PHOTOGRAPHY  CHUCK MARCUS