notes: Kerin Rose Gold is the creative mind behind the New York-based eyewear line, A-Morir. With years of design experience behind her – Kerin’s worked regularly with everyone from Lady Gaga to Johnny Weir – Kerin’s now applying her signature rock-and-roll aesthetic to eyewear.
We spotted Kerin in these serious cat-eye frames from her luxurious A-Morir collection, made from premium Italian Mazzucchelli acetate by artisans in Turkey. These bold, dramatic frames draw inspiration from music and haute couture fashion, and wouldn’t look out of place in an editorial photoshoot or on-stage. The frames are entirely constructed by hand and finished with custom Swarovski crystals. Kerin told us she likes glasses that have an unique design aesthetic. Says the orange-haired designer: “I look for glasses that sparkle!”
eyewear: Garrett Leight
notes: We snapped Noe at a Garrett Leight party in Paris wearing the brand’s popular “Wilson” frame. This vintage-inspired look features a stainless steel metal frame and rounded lenses, with authentic windsor rims and contrast gold detailing. Noe chose a pair in matte black, with “matte, spotted tortoise” arms. It’s a delicate, lightweight silhouette that’s great for guys (or gals) with smaller face shapes or a longer face profile. “It wears the face,” is how Noe described this pair, which perfectly compliments not only Noe’s facial structure, but his cuffed shirt and shorts combo too.
Here’s a collaboration that’s got us feeling all warm and cozy: eyewear brand Shwood is teaming up with Pendleton on a limited-edition collection of glasses, featuring Shwood’s signature silhouettes decked out in Pendleton patterns. While Shwood is known for making wooden frames, the new collaboration uses durable Mazzucchelli acetates, with a polished black exterior. The look is slicker and more fashion-forward than Shwood’s original line, yet maintains a casualness that stays true to both companies’ Oregonian roots.
Shwood’s signature Canby model (photo above) is the first frame to get a makeover. This wayfarer-esque style that was the company’s first-ever design, and the new version incorporates Pendleton’s “Rancho Arroyo” pattern on the inside of the arms, along with brown polarized lenses.
Shwood’s “Francis” and “Prescott” models also feature new collaboration details. We love the “Francis,” with its rounded silhouette and classic keyhole bridge. A “Turquiose Serape” pattern adds texture to the otherwise simple, elegant design. The unisex frame feels New York-cool yet woodsy at the same time.
The “Prescott” is a chunkier frame with a raised browline and sweeping nose bridge. The new version also uses the “Rancho Arroyo” pattern on the inside of the frames. All the frames are finished with metal accents and include both the Shwood and Pendleton logos. Each pair comes in a custom branded box with a microfiber bag featuring a matching Pendleton pattern.
The Shwood Pendleton collection retails for $250 and is now available at Nordstrom retailers nationwide and online at www.shwoodshop.com.
eyewear: Warby Parker
notes: Photographer Phil Oh is used to shooting stylish subjects through his blog, Street Peeper, but we turned the lenses on him in Paris to check out his Warby Parker glasses. Phil has been wearing these “Beckett” frames for years, and they’ve become a calling card of sorts for him, along with his black camera slung over his shoulders or around his neck.
Bookish yet casual, they are Warby Parker’s take on the classic square shape, and feature a wide profile along with temple arms that taper at the ends. Though this frame is available in a number of prints and colours, Phil chose the “Jet Black Matte” because he wanted something simpler. “I wear so much colour in my outfits and I don’t like to clash,” he says. “I rarely wear anything black so these glasses work great.”
Oliver Peoples is teaming up with CFDA award winners Public School on an original collaboration sunglass. The limited-edition piece made its debut last month at New York Fashion Week, as Public School showed their Fall/Winter 2015 collection.
Models walked down the runway in the brand’s latest offerings, while sporting the jet-black frames. Much like the clothing, the new frames mix sport and sophistication, with a decidedly 90s-era nostalgia. Indeed, Public School designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne say their latest collection was inspired by the early 90s club scene in New York, and the transition from hip-hop to rave music.
The new frames pair Public School’s signature sleek, urban aesthetic with the eyewear brand’s sunny California roots. Wrap-around metal temples and a sliver of metal under the nose bridge add a touch of luxury to Oliver People’s typically laidback vibe. The sunglasses work as well on the beach as they do on the runway, with a unisex shape that’s equally flattering on both genders, and face shapes.
The collaboration came about quite organically, according to Osborne, who says he’s always worn Oliver Peoples sunglasses, along with many of his staff at work. He even took his runway bow in the new shades!
Founded in 2008, Public School is known for their innovative eye for fashion and use of high quality materials. Similar brand core values and design philosophies, the designers say, led to a natural partnership with Oliver Peoples. The Oliver Peoples x Public School sunglass will retail for $495 and will be available for purchase at Oliver Peoples boutiques and select stores worldwide in June 2015.