mitsuhiro matsuda [1934-2008] belonged to the first generation of japanese fashion designers who made their mark abroad. graduated from the renowned bunka fashion college in tokyo, matsuda gained a reputation as the architects’ fashion designer, creating structured silhouettes and suits with artsy detailing. but the designer's fame is first and foremost based on his collections of artisanal sunglasses, which to this very day have remained sought-after items by in-the-know collectors across the planet. as 2014 marks matsuda's 25th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of new york men's style emporium odin, the two have come together to create a concise collection of hand-crafted limited edition eyewear that embodies the innovative, yet classic taste of both. the matsuda x odin collection features two cool styles: the mxo-001, a squared aviator with acetate frames and a hand-lacquered detail on the temples, and the mxo-002, a classic silhouette in metal with a keyhole bridge. each model will be offered in a range of colours, including matte black, matte navy, antique gold, and matte chestnut. the matsuda x odin collection is available at select stores across the planet, including odin [new york], colette [paris] and boon the shop [seoul].