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Press | Selectism December 15, 2014
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Our recent Men’s sunglasses and optical frame releases were featured on the ultimate online Menswear fashion and style source Selectism.

Read the full article here.


LARKE New Season November 24, 2014
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The centre of mass concept showcases key LARKE styles motionless within a minimalist
structural set, comprising of crude natural stone and concrete alongside elegant marble
shapes. Captured by renowned still life photographer Lol Keegan, the campaign emphasises the relative lightweight properties of the hand-selected acetates and simplistic linear form synonymous with LARKE designs.

The core colour palette received a further seasonal update with new acetate additions of
mottled Forest green and Powder white, rich burnt Redwood and two-tone transparent Cobalt.

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LARKE in Manchester November 12, 2014
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LARKE sunglasses and optical frames are now available at Manchester’s finest gentlemen’s outfitter Lissom & Muster. Nestled neatly on Tib Lane in the heart of the city, the two year old independent retailer showcases a discerning edit of skillfully made menswear and accessories entirely manufactured in the United Kingdom mainland and isles.


Editorial | Beauty November 3, 2014
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Bold in colour and attitude, this striking beauty editorial features former The Face contestant Melise Williams wearing the circular VEDA sunglasses in Ink.


LARKE at Matches October 15, 2014
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Our latest new stockist is MatchesFashion.com. Focusing specifically on masculine shapes and a classic colour palette for their cult menswear offer, the prolific London based global fashion retailer has over twenty five years luxury retail experience, five stores and prides itself on being the go to source for in demand established and emerging designers.

Browse Matches’ edit of LARKE sunglasses including exclusive colour options here.


Hall of Frames | Newcomer Award 2014 October 6, 2014
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We are thrilled that LARKE is one of ten finalists shortlisted for the annual Hall of Frames Newcomer Award.

The winners of this fine accolade will be narrowed down by an esteemed panel of top European optometrists and eyewear specialists, and announced at the Hall of Frames show in Stuttgart later this month.

The Award, now in its fourth year, was founded in conjunction with fine eyewear design review EyeStylist to showcase and support new designers in the eyewear sector. The three tiered award will be given to three designers who have demonstrated a creative and innovative approach to eyewear design.


LARKE in Japan September 10, 2014
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LARKE’s latest new stockist is Tokyo based eyewear specialist blinc.
Our debut stockist in Japan has two stores located in the city’s chic Aoyama neighbourhood, where they showcase the ultimate edit of eyewear collections from around the globe.

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Press | Metropolitan August 18, 2014
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The August issue of Metropolitan; Eurostar’s onboard magazine sees LARKE x DARKROOM collaboration sunglasses GILL in Terrazzo and VEDA in Mosaic grace the style pages, in their edit of must-have patterned and colour block eyewear for the season.

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Press | Eyestylist August 6, 2014
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In anticipation of the forthcoming Hall of Frames shows held annually in Stuttgart and Zurich, where each year a winner of the Hall of Frames Newcomer Award is announced, Eyestylist: The Fine Eyewear Design Review has revealed a trio of designers nominated to receive this years accolade, and we are elated to reveal that LARKE is one of them.

The Newcomer Award 2014 is judged by an esteemed panel of European optometrists and journalists and is to be awarded to a burgeoning designer showcasing a creative and innovative approach to eyewear design.


Press | Betty July 29, 2014
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The editorial team at ultra feminine bi-annual Betty Magazine are coveting LARKE eyewear in the current Summer 2014 issue.


LARKE new season at LN-CC July 14, 2014
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LARKE optical frames and sunwear is now back in stock at progressive fashion retail concept LN-CC. With a shared ethos for directional design and unparalleled luxury, LN-CC’s seasonal still life visuals showcase LARKE new season, in a new light.

Photography: Sasa Stucin for LN-CC

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Press | Wallpaper* July 9, 2014
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The LARKE x DARKROOM eyewear series campaign has been selected by Wallpaper* to feature as one of their carefully curated Case Studies.


The image-rich Case Studies app was built on a simple idea and beautifully executed in collaboration with luxury fashion house Hermès, to showcase inspirational visuals and moving image from architecture, art, design, interiors, lifestyle and fashion.


Seen | Gloverall SS15 July 2, 2014
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LARKE eyewear was selected by iconic British coat makers Gloverall to feature in their Spring Summer 2015 look book. With a string of high profile collaborations with Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood and Fred Perry under their belt, Gloverall undoubtably are forerunners of the made in England philosophy; famous for creating the foremost original duffle coat for more than sixty years.

Shot by photographer Willem Jaspert and styled by David Hellqvist.


Press | Elleuk.com June 19, 2014
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LARKE x DARKROOM Gill sunglasses in Mosaic and Terrazzo made Elle UK’s ‘What To Wear – Sunglasses: New Brands To Know’ page, featuring an array of the latest niche eyewear brands to covet.


Press | InStyle June 16, 2014
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The July issue of InStyle sees LARKE creative director Laura Nicholson interviewed alongside five talented up and coming designers selected by Features Editor Hannah Rochell for the magazines coverage of ‘Summer’s Best Designers’.


Seen | Stine Goya June 2, 2014
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Undoubtedly talented and stylish, Danish womenswear designer Stine Goya wears GILL Matt Safari sunglasses in sun-drenched Copenhagen.


Projects | LARKE x DARKROOM Eyewear Series May 23, 2014
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LARKE optics and DARKROOM present a debut collaborative collection of unisex sunglasses for summer 2014. The series marries LARKE’s handcrafted approach and fastidious finishing with Darkroom’s singularly bold, graphic aesthetic.

A strict monochrome palette has been chosen to emphasise Darkroom’s fascination with materials, surfaces and finishes used in architecture and furniture design. Audaciously patterned Italian acetates have been hand-selected to cleverly mimic the look of marble, terrazzo, mosaic and resin. These formidable materials are playfully reappropriated and condensed into two signature LARKE shapes: Veda, a bold circular frame, and Gill, a thick-rimmed frame with a distinctive keyhole shape.

Emerging from a shared ethos that foregrounds design experimentation, artisanship and attention to detail, this limited edition eyewear series boasts angled hand milling techniques. The use of premium Zeiss solar protection lenses and exclusive Italian materials has resulted in a refined edit of graphic, handmade eyewear.

LARKE x DARKROOM present their limited edition eyewear collaboration as part of a specially designed window installation at Darkroom’s central London boutique from Thursday 22 May 2014.

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Press | Vogue.co.uk May 8, 2014
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Sir Elton John featured on Vogue.co.uk wearing bespoke handmade frames designed by LARKE’s creative director, especially for his highly anticipated private performance at London’s iconic Battersea Power Station.


Press | Elle Denmark May 2, 2014
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Elle Denmark selected Matt Safari GILL sunglasses [top right] for their May issue edit of must have ‘Cool Shades’ for the upcoming summer 2014 season.


Seen | Sir Elton John April 30, 2014
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LARKE creative director Laura Nicholson had the honour of designing an exclusive pair of bespoke frames for Sir Elton John.

Commissioned especially for Sir Elton for a highly anticipated private performance at London’s iconic Battersea Power Station inaugural summer party. The salubrious event was attended by an intimate list of just 2000 guests, that included Grace Jones, Eva Herzigova and Sir Ian McKellan.

True to LARKE’s signature aesthetic the one off, custom made frames were hand carved in the unmistakable skyline of the power station and its famous chimneys, and assembled in a chic monochrome palette of juxtaposing matt black and pearlescent white. To finish, they were hand embellished with over 300 individual Swarovski crystals that undoubtably culminated in a statement frame embodying monochrome glamour on an industrial scale.

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