The Google Glass team knows that if you're thinking about mounting a computer on your face, you should do it with some style. Today, Google and the Luxottica Group announced a partnership that will see the two companies working together to design stylish and comfortable frames to pair with Google Glass. This follows the the Glass team's own Titanium line of frames launched back in January.
The Luxottica Group owns, manufactures, and distributes famous brands such as Oakley, Ray-Ban, and Persol. The company is also responsible for manufacturing frames for several top designers like DKNY, Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and many others. As part of the collaboration, designers from the Oakley and Ray-Ban brands will join Google's engineering team and other professionals to create a line of frames dedicated to Glass. It's not clear yet if this partnership will establish a new brand or join Luxottica's existing line-up.
It's important to point out that this is merely an announcement of the partnership, there are no new products to show off and relatively few details. Google's post did mention that Luxottica's chain of wholesale and retail channels would become a part of the distribution plans for the frames. However, this doesn't mean you'll be able to pick up Glass itself in a Sunglass Hut anytime soon. It's also clear that this joint effort will be focusing on high-end products, so it's safe to assume the first round of frames will be fairly costly.