When a 15 year old sun-bleached, cheecky kid walked up to Dragon at Narrabeen in 1996, we knew we had found someone special. Mick was fast building a reputation surfing Duranbah and the Gold Coast points of Kirra and Greenmount..it was just the beginning.

In 1996, Dragon became the first brand to use Mick in a photo shoot. The shoot was done by taking the still miniature grommet out to George Greenough's house at the back of Byron Bay and the result was Mick's first advertisement in Tracks/Waves in 1997.

From there the relationship was forged and the Cooli Kid became part of the Dragon family. From then on, Mick began his road to victory and Dragon was there every step of the way.

Then, in 2004, Mick's world title aspirations suffered a huge blow when he tore his hamstring off the bone attempting a forehand floater in Indonesia. To repair the damage, Mick underwent complex surgery and was forced to stay out of the water for six months. However, determination and hard work prevailed as Mick came back to win the Quiksilver Pro in 2005 - his very first contest after recovering from the injury. Mick then went on to win the ASP World Title just two years later and earned himself world champ status..don't call it a comeback. What better way to introduce Dragon's very first Signature Series sunglass than with our very own World Champ.

Gold symbolizes Mick Fanning's 2007 ASP World Championship win. Gold also happens to represent his beloved home on the Gold Coast. To celebrate both, we're introducing Mick's Signature Series Gold Brigade. Emblazoned with his family crest and gold highlights throughout, the Fanning Signature Gold Brigade has all the style made for a champ.

Fanning Gold Brigade

Available February 15, 2008

. Grilamid frame material

. Forged steel five-barrel hinge construction.

. 8 base curve lenses

. Shatter proof polycarbonate lenses

. Eliminates 100 percent of all harmful UV and Blue Light

. Available in Polarized

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