Last year I introduced Swedish eyewear designer, Anna-Karin Karlsson to you all, I’m a big fan of her designs and this year she’s back with more amazing designs. The theme behind the 2013 collection is heavily symbolic. Anna-Karin took time out from the rest of the world and moved to a cottage in the Swedish countryside in order to realise her ambition of creating couture eyewear. In the dark forests of northern Sweden, Anna-Karin’s determination and vision had few distractions and she worked continously and obsessively. ”Perfecting the Art of Dying Alone”, the title of her 2013 collection derives from working around and engaging in themes of grief and mourning. The collection was created to show the beauty and sorrow of sacrifice and the perishability of it all.
For 2013 she brings back some of her classic styles along with new styles featuring animals, flowers and three dimensional prints decorated on heavy graphic frames. The expression is beautiful, strong and whimsical. Some of the new styles are ”Mourning for Miss Blow” is a tribute to the fashion legend Isabella Blow, who Anna-Karin had the honor of working with in her early years. Originating from her song ”One Trick Pony” the eyewear design ”Black Horse” is Anna-Karin’s most sculptural work to date. ”People want things with a heart – with thought and depth – and I want my designs to live a beautiful, romantic life.”
Really amazing collection, I love so many pairs! The collection is available at annakarinkarlsson.com.
If you’re a fan of Supreme like me, mark your calendars because they are releasing two new styles of sunglasses on May 16th. The Wallace and Factory frames are handmade in Italy, featuring Barberini glass lenses with anti-reflective coating, offering exceptional optical clarity and glare protection. The Wallace will be available in three different colorways and The Factory will be available in four different colorways.
Available at Supreme stores in NY, LA, London and online on May 16th. Available in Japan on May 18th.
Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 12th, and to celebrate this big day, Sunglass Hut launched a new campaign featuring Georgia May Jagger, Global Brand Ambassador, and her supermodel mom Jerry Hall for its 2013 Mother’s Day campaign. The campaign was shot by photographer Matt Irwin in Los Angeles. Super cute, if you haven’t gotten a gift for your mom yet, perhaps a pair of luxury sunglasses will do!
I’m a big fan of Oakley Frogskins and have a few pairs of my own, I’m particularly fond of the pairs with mirrored lens. These sunnies are perfect for the summer as they are lightweight and super cool looking, for the new season, Oakley releases a limited edition collection inspired by the Seven Seas.
The ‘Aquatique’ Frogskins collection features retro-cool frames with Iridium coated lenses in fun summer colors colors. Aquatic hues range from the magma oranges and fire yellows of underwater lava flows to sunlit kelp greens, coral oranges, the dark of the deep sea abyss, and blues from shimmering shorelines. The most important is that their Plutonite lenses filter out 100% of all UV. The chosen coatings for this collection are formulated for bright, sunny conditions. Emerald Iridium offers neutral light transmission to help you maintain color perception. +Red Iridium, Fire Iridium and Blue Iridium increase contrast and boost depth perception.
Super cool, love them!
Remember when I introduced Giorgio Armani’s 2013 eyewear collections (here and here) to you guys back in February? They’ve just announced their new eyewear campaign, Frames of Life, the eyewear campaign launched in 2010 but makes its return in 2013.
The new Frames of Life campaign will live in print and on www.framesoflife.com, but also on social media through a series of short video clips that reveal and explore each character as the stories unfold over time.