MessyWeekend joins hands with UK streetwear label Parlez

Shady Days: Danish eyewear brand MessyWeekend joins hands with UK streetwear label Parlez for their first eyewear collaboration, where style and sustainability meet.

MessyWeekend, the Danish eyewear brand renowned for it’s commitment to style and sustainability has teamed up with UK-based streetwear label Parlez to launch an exciting collaboration of unisex eyewear and headwear. The collection fuses timeless styles with retro inspirations. The campaign perfectly captures the essence of relaxing, sun-soaked days spent pool-side, readying us for the start of summer.

The collection presents three updated pairs of MessyWeekend’s DEAN sunglasses. A classic rectangular style, these are introduced in three bold colour-ways; Havana, Dark Blue Havana and Opac Green. The Parlez X MessyWeekend sail logo is found on the arm, while gold metal end plates at each temple bare the Parlez logo.

Crafted with bio-acetate, a sustainable material derived from renewable resources like wood pulp and cotton linters, these sunglasses consider both style and eco-awareness. Bio-acetate mimics traditional plastics but with a much lower environmental impact. This starts at production where organic elements are used instead of harmful chemicals and creates a material that is biodegradable. These factors all contribute to a more circular and sustainable economy, aligning with both brands’ environmentally conscious commitments.

Alongside the sunglasses, the collection also features two hat styles. The RIPLEY 5-panel cap and TYRO bucket hat are made from 100%

recycled nylon, available in Navy and Ecru. Both styles feature sleeves to hold the arms of your opticals, allowing them to sit securely on the brim when in the shade. Exuding a nostalgic 90s vibe, these offer versatile styling options.

‘’We are super excited to be partnering with Parlez ,a brand that we have followed closely for several years both for their design direction and ethos. They align perfectly with Messy Weekend and the first capsule collection represents this perfectly!’’

– Marc Østerskov, Co-

Founder and CEO, MessyWeekend

‘’A sunglasses range has always been something we wanted to develop at Parlez and partnering with MessyWeekend is the perfect way to start this journey. Their sense of community, tone and spirit marry perfectly with Parlez and their roots in youthful ambition are in our DNA’’

– Cav Bunkhall, Creative Director, Parlez

The PARLEZ X MessyWeekend collection is available from 12th April 2024 on both brand websites as well as ASOS, Cooshti, North Designerwear, The Union Project and other key independent stockists.UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 12TH APRIL 2024


Since 2018 MessyWeekend has been developing and selling high quality eyewear at a fair price point. They are more than just affordable eyewear. In an effort to reduce their impact on the environment they have also partnered with Danish organisations to help rid the oceans of plastic for every purchase. They do not do trends they work only in culture.


Launched in 2012, Parlez is a British clothing brand rooted in the vibrant city of Bristol. As a brand our focus is to produce high quality, functional apparel, consciously. Designed for the city and beyond, our collections are shaped by our travels, the bonds we’ve forged along the way, and our consistent allure to the ocean.