“For me it’s about bringing people together – people of different backgrounds, economic situations, gender expressions, races – and
giving them a spiritual experience.” Honey Dijon
Ray-Ban Studios is a creative hub, celebrating self-expression as a display of individuality. Taking form in exclusive product collaborations and immersive hubs at music festivals around the world, Studios takes Ray-Ban’s synergy with music into new and uncharted dimensions. Studios gets up close and personal with the defining music artists of today, offering a rare, backstage glimpse into their life, sound and style. It’s a celebration of Ray-Ban’s authentic connection to music and its constant pursuit of individualism.
Sonic innovator Peggy Gou collaborated on two special edition frames and a sunglasses chain earlier this year , now Studios is excited to continue the story with legendary house DJ, Honey Dijon.
Honey Dijon is prophet of house music, not only as one of the most respected DJ’s in the world – playing clubs from Berghain to Space and laying down soundtracks for major fashion brands – but also as a producer, student and inspirational teacher of dance music culture. She’s also a vocal advocate for transgender rights. As well as a style icon. A unique influence on the worlds of both music and fashion, Honey Dijon refuses to be pinned down. She’s heavily influenced by her hometown Chicago, the birthplace of house, where she cut her teeth DJing alongside mentor Derrick Carter. Later she moved to New York City, where she got to know Danny Tanaglia. Now, when she’s not touring the world, she calls Berlin home. Her sets oscillate between house, techno, disco and ballroom to dance-floor shattering effect.
For Honey Dijon fashion and music have always been two sides of the same coin. Her three exclusive new frames for Ray-Ban Studios reflect her ability to seamlessly clash genres and eras with integrity and style. Each pair has been taken from the brand’s archives and each tells a story: the Ray-Ban 1973 Square – red on brown Havana frames with pink evolve lenses; Ray-Ban Olympian Aviator – ice white frames with silver temples and gradient green lenses; and the final pair, Ray-Ban Wings II, entirely plated in 24k gold.
“I wanted to tell a story about the decades I love the most. the 60s (white glasses), which was a huge turning point for social
revolution, civil rights and black empowerment, 70s disco (red glasses), and the decadent excess of the 80s (gold glasses).”
“Success for me as a trans person of colour is that I survived… my definition of success is just being able to exist on this planet
freely.” Dijon defines her own individuality.
The Honey Dijon X Ray-Ban Studios capsule collection will be available at London’s Dover Street Market in London from Saturday 5th October and globally on ray-ban.com and selected Ray-Ban Flagships from Monday October 14th.
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