The relationship between the P’8478 and me can be described as a never-ending love affair. Working with Porsche and Porsche Design since years, I always adored their perfectionist beauty, their love for smart details, their unconventional and inventive genius. With all their products, you get wrapped in these values right away and therefore I have loved working with them for such a long time. None of their products and designs are just pretty, it’s always much more – an achievement that’s skillfully assembled and well thought-through.
The P’8478 model put a spell on me the first time I saw and wore it. I feel like it is made for me and constitutes everything that makes up my style: inimitability, boldness and innovation. I have always loved wearing it and therefore felt more than honored to be part of the 40-year anniversary of this exceptional model. The first design in 1978 already carried the unique features such as the interchangeable glass mechanism and the shape that plays with futuristic and classic elements and has only been slighty modified and perfected since then. Taking a road trip to Zell am See earlier this year to discover the Studio F. A. Porsche, gave me the chance to learn all about this very special model and the story and mechanisms behind it. If you want to know more about this trip and everything I discovered there, just scroll down where I have put up a little video for you.
The P’8478-40Y celebrates this very special anniversary and 40 successful and eventful years of Porsche Design eyewear with a glorious design featuring a matt black frame and a shiny golden clip. There are only 1978 pairs worldwide and the special lenses are of course interchangeable to adapt to every style, light and occasion. You can simply lift the golden clip and swap in the lenses of your choice. Perfect for someone like me, who needs a perfectly fitting pair for every look! To cap it all, we celebrated the launch as well as the anniversary at the Porsche Design boutique with friends and family of the Porsche Design having a lovely brunch, an exclusive presentation and a jaunt cruising around Munich in Porsches testing the frames around wind and sunshine. We had such a blast!
Porsche P’8478-40Y you are made to stay and I will keep wearing you for the next 40 years. At least! 😉