Larke x Darkroom SS15

Larke x Darkroom SS15

Larke x Darkroom SS15

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Larke Optics and Darkroom come together for the first time to launch their collaborative unisex sunglasses collection in time for summer 2014. With the designs adopting Darkroom’s want for bold and graphic aesthetic designed to stand out, while acquiring Larke’s approach to handcraft and a quality finish; the pairing of the two results in a series that is bold enough to ask for attention while maintaining an element of effortless class.

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The series comprises of two signature Larke frame shapes: the bold, circular ‘Veda’ frame and the keyhole ‘Gill’, taking its shape with a thick and distinctive rim. Most strikingly, the collection takes on a solely monochrome palette to promote the aesthetic of summer specs designed to make a statement. Emphasized by the palette and inspired by finishes used on furniture and in architectural design, the array exhibit the look of marble, terrazzo, mosaic and resin to cleverly work alongside the otherwise playful characteristic of the frame shapes while boasting premium Zeiss solar protection lenses.

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The ethos of contemporary experimentation with true artistry and plucky, striking design is undeniably communicated with each piece. Pursuing a graphic aesthetic suitable for both sexes; combating daring design with simple minimalism, the partnership reveal an assemblage of unique limited edition sunglasses that a degree of exclusivity and individuality for the wearer this summer.

Text: Hannah Sargeant
Photography: Karl Donovan