1998 is the year where it all started.
That year, France won their first world title, on their own turf. That same year, an urban legend started to spread around a newborn, who would someday bring that title home again. Oakley knows who this champion is, and created a Signature Series sunglass to celebrate him.
Today, Kylian Mbappé and Oakley release the newest Team Oakley football star’s signature piece, just ahead of the world’s most prestigious football competition.
Deadbolt was hand-chosen by Kylian to perfectly merge the worlds of sport, technology and style. The style is a radical sunglass with an unconventional design that embodies the desire to push boundaries and challenge the norm, something Kylian has done throughout his personal and professional life.
Deadbolt’s distinctive and contemporary black and gold colouring draw inspiration from the prestigious Ballon D’Or award, France’s famous football award.
The Kylian Mbappé Signature Series Deadbolt comes with a Satin Black frame made from a premium titanium material, which balances lightweight comfort and sophistication off the pitch, paired with Prizm™ Lens Technology.
A unique stem architecture uses a single element to connect the frame and temples, a testament to the incredible attention to detail in shaping the evolution of optical eyewear from Oakley’s engineering team.
As an ode to both Kylian’s birth year and the year, his country won the World Cup as host nation, only 1998 units of this limited-edition Signature Series Deadbolt will be available for purchase.
“Launching this collection is a dream come true, and the timing could not be better,” said Mbappé. “When I first joined Team Oakley, we spoke about the ways in which we wanted to bring our shared desire to inspire the next generation to life over the course of our partnership.
My hope is that this first collection will do just that by reminding young people everywhere that the world’s best athletes and musicians and artists all started with a dream.”
The Kylian Mbappé Signature Series Deadbolt is now available on Oakley.com and in select Oakley retail stores worldwide.