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Press | Evening Standard May 10, 2017

The OLSON sunglasses in Horn acetate made the Evening Standard’s ‘Twelve Best Sunglasses for Spring’edit.

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Press | The Rake February 1, 2017

Luxury gentleman’s style and lifestyle publication The Rake, selected Turnbull & Asser’s Head of Design, Dean Gomilsek-Cole for a recent winter style story. Together with Shaun Gordon, who heads up Menswear Design at Turnbull & Asser, Dean showcases the seasons latest sartorial offerings including the soon to be released ‘HUNT’ sunglasses designed in collaboration with LARKE.

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Press | GQ December 1, 2016

The talented, Dean Gomilsek-Cole – Head of Design at Turnbull & Asser was recently asked by GQ to divulge ‘The 10 Things He Can’t Live Without’.

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LARKE at Darkroom at Somerset House October 6, 2016

October sees London’s iconic Somerset House showcase the first solo exhibition in the UK of the late Malian photographer, Malick Sidebé. Sidibé is celebrated for his black and white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital, Bamako, in the wake of the country’s independence in 1960. The exhibition presents 45 original prints from the 1960s and 1970s based around the themes of: Tiep à Bamako / Nightlife in Bamako, Au Fleuve Niger / Beside the Niger River, Le Studio / The Studio.

Our friends at Darkroom have curated an exclusive retail space to run alongside the much anticipated exhibition, inspired by Africa, Mali and Sidebé’s work. Larke frames and sunglasses in limited acetates can be found in good company, sitting alongside an edit of specially sourced handmade jewellery, textiles, homewares and a selection of rare vinyl.

The Courtyard Gallery, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA. 06 October 2016 – 15 January 2017

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Press | Vogue August 7, 2016

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The ROARK frame designed in collaboration with gentleman’s outfitter Turnbull & Asser featured on Vogue.com – ‘Business Class Style : How to upgrade your look’

ROARK sunglasses in Matt Black available exclusively at Turnbull & Asser.


LC:M SS17 Collections | Turnbull & Asser by LARKE eyewear June 14, 2016

LARKE’s collaborative eyewear series with Turnbull & Asser continues for another season, the latest sunwear offering ‘Roark’ was showcased alongside their Spring Summer 2017 collection during London Collections: Men this weekend.

The suitably opulent Christie’s HQ on Ryder Street served as the ultimate backdrop to showcase ‘Velocity: The Heir and Hero’. The collection for the forthcoming summer season steers full throttle back to the ritzy heydays of 1970s Monte Carlo where inspiration was sourced in the prowess and infamous revelry of Grand Prix playboy victors on and off the prestigious Circuit de Monaco.

‘ROARK’ sunglasses are exclusively available online and in-store at Turnbull & Asser.

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LARKE for Holly Fulton Autumn Winter 2016/17 February 22, 2016

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LARKE’s collaboration with womenswear designer Holly Fulton continued this season with a second series of eyewear debuting at London Fashion Week this weekend. Drawing inspiration from visionary British artist David Inshaw, the painters graphic mossy aesthetic and penchant for the surreal was a clear presence in the collection. Our bold, linear RADUS handmade frame was showcased in an exclusive colour palette of dirty pink, cream, gloss black and earthy green, and fitted with contrasting sports luxe mirror sun lenses – another key theme present throughout the winter seasons collection namely in outerwear and knitwear pieces.

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LC:M AW16 Collections | Turnbull & Asser by LARKE eyewear January 11, 2016

London Collections: Men AW16 saw the reveal of our latest collaborative project with luxury gentlemen’s outfitter Turnbull & Asser. With a shared ethos for manufacturing in England and fastidious craftsmanship, the exclusive eyewear series made its debut at Turnbull & Asser’s LC:M presentation alongside their Autumn Winter 2016 collection entitled ‘The Artist and The Architect’ at the prestigious RSA Vaults in central London.

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Hailed by British GQ’s editorial team as one of ‘The best looks from the LC:M AW16 catwalks’, Turnbull & Asser’s literary inspired collection of formal and informal attire is the ideal sartorial accompaniment for the four exclusive eyewear designs.


For pr and sales enquiries, please email info@larkeoptics.com


Press | Stylist Magazine November 26, 2015

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This week’s Stylist magazine sees our monochrome Darkroom collaboration sunglasses gracing the cover in an elegant still life set, styled by renowned interiors stylist Emilio Pimentel-Reid. Celebrating one of our favourite independent London located shops and stockist, Darkroom, the suitably styled cover showcases a refined edit of their curated designers in a distinct palette of black, white and gold.


LARKE at Dover Street Market New York October 26, 2015

We are thrilled to announce LARKE’s debut stockist in the United States, Dover Street Market New York. The world renowned concept store is now carrying a curated edit of both men’s and women’s sunglass styles.

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The New York store located in Murray Hill is Rei Kawakubo’s third Dover Street Market location, following London and Ginza. Not only is the space a curatorial masterpiece with many unique products and designer collections on sale, it also features many integrated art installations, from murals to staircase experiences. The sprawling seven-story space, which occupies a stately Beaux-Arts building on Lexington Avenue and 30th Street is a sight to behold and an experience to relish.

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Press | Vogue – LARKE for Holly Fulton Eyewear September 30, 2015

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LARKE for Holly Fulton Spring Summer 2016 September 25, 2015

Our second exclusive partnership for the Spring Summer 2016 season sees the classic LOCKE model reappropriated in vibrant tones of tangerine, candy pink and moss green and fitted with gradient colour sun lenses for renowned womenswear designer Holly Fulton.

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The limited edition LARKE for Holly Fulton frames are available to pre-order, retailing at £395 – please contact info@larkeoptics.com for more information.

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Press | Vogue – LARKE x Le Kilt Eyewear September 24, 2015

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Press | Dazed – LARKE x Le Kilt Eyewear September 23, 2015

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Photography : Chloe Le Drezen for Dazed.


Press | i-D – LARKE x Le Kilt Eyewear September 22, 2015

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LARKE x Le Kilt SS16 September 21, 2015

LARKE’s latest collaborative eyewear range debuted at London Fashion Week this weekend. Working in collaboration with Le Kilt’s Creative Director, Samantha McCoach on a series of 1960s inspired frames assembled in two-tone acetate combinations to compliment the seasons youthful colour palette.

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LE KILT : STUPID GIRL : SPRING SUMMER 2016

For Spring Summer 2016, the kilt is re-imagined in traditional and contemporary Linton Tweeds, designed and woven in Scotland. In addition, this season also sees the introduction of a classic mini and a tailored two-piece. These are accessorised with a range of 1960s-inspired frames formed in collaboration between Le Kilt and British eyewear brand, LARKE optics. Playful fabric combinations allude to the youthful spirit of the collection, whilst McCoach also seeks to redefine the balance between tradition and modernity through the re-appropriation of iconic silhouettes.

In her continued exploration of the classic female wardrobe, the collection forms an extension of Creative Director, Samantha McCoach’s own subcultural uniform. Against the backdrop of legendary live music venue, the 100 Club, Le Kilt’s SS16 presentation embodies the characteristic attitude of counterculture and nonconformity.

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The limited edition LARKE x Le Kilt sunglasses are available to pre-order, retailing at £395 – please contact info@larkeoptics.com for more information.

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Photography : Chris Rhodes
Styling : Alex Carl


Press | Menswear Style August 19, 2015
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LARKE eyewear recently featured in Menswear Style’s essential edit of ’10 Sunglasses Brands You Should Know’


Press | Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 July 12, 2015
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The highly anticipated annual celebration of craftsmanship Wallpaper* Handmade, gathers the world’s finest creative minds and manufacturing talents to create a veritable feast of design excellence. The results are showcased in Milan during Salone del Mobile and the production process duly documented in the August issue of Wallpaper*.

Browse the full roster of Handmade 2015 designers and their collaborative creations here.

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Vanity set by Larke Optics and Frank / Photography – Felicity Ingram

Inspired by the French ivory vanity sets that were de rigueur during the late 19th century, Larke Optics and Frank have created a modern-day dresser set which comprises a hand mirror, three accessory trays, a lidded box and a vase. Made from Larke’s signature luminous acetates, each piece has been crafted using the tools and techniques of spectacle production.


Press | 20/20 Europe June 18, 2015
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OLSON sunglasses in Cinder featured in 20/20 Europe’s June issue edit of truly extraordinary speckle compositions.

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Press | ES Magazine May 15, 2015
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GILL sunglasses in Horn acetate made this week’s round up of Menswear Trends in ES Magazine.