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Derrick Narciso
Derrick Narciso
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Oakley® and STAPLE have once again joined forces to release a limited edition collection of three Frogskins. Building off of the original collaboration released by the duo back in 2010, this exclusive collection brings back one of the original styles and introduces two new species. This release marks the first of a two-part product collaboration, with the second drop to be unveiled later this year. The Oakley x STAPLE collection will be unveiled at STAPLE DAY on June 12th exclusively on the NTWRK App. The frames will be widely available for purchase at StaplePigeon.com, Oakley.com and select Oakely stores on the official launch date of June 15th.


Jeff Staple has long been considered a major influence on streetwear and youth culture. A long-time Oakley collaborator, he has worked with the brand on collections for snow and surf eyewear, as well as apparel collections and beyond. The 2022 Oakley x STAPLE Collection continues the brand’s long-standing partnership with the designer through the release of three Frogskins in updated colorways.

For 25 years, Jeff Staple has pioneered the fashion, design, and marketing worlds with his unique vision and incomparable creations. His creative energy and street-style aesthetic align very well with the Oakley brand, which is why this collaboration has continued to thrive over the years, said Brian Takumi, Oakley VP, Brand Soul and Creative. This year’s two-part collection features two Oakley icons from different points in the brand’s history, telling a story that dates all the way back to our first collaboration with Jeff. Each pays homage to our past while celebrating the present and harnessing the unmistakable style that only STAPLE possesses.

The three Oakley x STAPLE styles – Frogskins STAPLE XXV OG, Frogskins STAPLE XXV Black, and Frogskins STAPLE XXV Panda are made of a lightweight O Matter frame material. The OG colourway pays tribute to the collaboration that started it all between both brands, featuring Prizm Dark Golf lenses complete with the heritage STAPLE logo. The black colourway includes striking Prizm Ruby lenses that stand out from the crowd, while the black-and-white Panda colourway is accented by Prizm Jade lenses. The stems of all three sunglasses depict STAPLE’s iconic Pigeon, the brand’s logo which pays homage to New York’s ubiquitous bird.


For this special collection, we blended the unique DNA of STAPLE and Oakley to create a new ‘species’ of Frogskins, says Jeff Staple, Founder of STAPLE & Reed Art Department. The visual design elements reference my first ever Oakley collab from back in 2010, reimagined with new technology and innovation – like only they can do. Now with new Prizm lens colours and lightweight frames, we’re excited to bring the Pigeon and Frog back together again.


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