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Collaboration | LARKE x Le Kilt September 20, 2015

LARKE x LE KILT : 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 cat-eye frames formed in collaboration with British eyewear brand, LARKE optics. Playful acetate combinations allude to the youthful spirit of the collection, whilst redefining 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 Spring Summer 2016 presentation embodies the characteristic attitude of counterculture and nonconformity.
















Press | Menswear Style August 19, 2015

LARKE eyewear recently featured in Menswear Style’s essential edit of ’10 Sunglasses Brands You Should Know’


Press | Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 July 12, 2015

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

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

GILL sunglasses in Horn acetate made this week’s round up of Menswear Trends in ES Magazine.


Press | Financial Times – How To Spend It May 3, 2015

GILL sunglasses in Horn acetate feature alongside eclectic accessories for the body and the home from the likes of Fendi and Dior in this weekend’s Financial Times – How To Spend It magazine.

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Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 April 14, 2015

We recently had the honour of being commissioned by Wallpaper* to design and create a series of products in collaboration with London based design studio FRANK for the sixth annual Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition.

Our collaborative concept was realised in the form of a vanity set, entirely handmade in our workshop from rare and obsolete cellulose acetate material. Comprising of six individual and lightweight elements specifically relating in scale, the same way as eyewear does to the body, the modular series comprises a hand mirror, three accessory trays, a lidded box and a vase. The trio of tray units sit individually or overlaid upon another, in conjunction with the additional three unique elements.
Utilising materials made specifically for the purpose of eyewear production, the varied colours and
patterns of which come alive at small-­scale. Each singular piece has been crafted and finished using the specialist tools and traditional fastidious techniques of handmade spectacle production, in turn informing the scale, detailing and surface finishing.

These common objects having an alternative, unexpected vocabulary of form and finish; that of spectacles and the curated edit of materials. Resulting in a sophisticated yet functional contemporary vanity set that lends itself to a modern living environment.

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Handmade is Wallpaper’s most proudly ambitious annual project, a groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design and the spirit of customisation. Acting as patron and creative director, Wallpaper* has for the past five years cherry-picked a selection of some of the world’s finest designers, artists, makers and manufacturers, commissioning unique furnishings, fittings, installations and artworks. The resulting one-off products are showcased during the annual Salone del Mobile, where the Handmade exhibition has become the must-see of the week.

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Seen | Daisy Lowe March 1, 2015

British model Daisy Lowe wearing LARKE Matt Black HORNE sunglasses at London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015 shows.

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Editorial | Doingbird February 1, 2015

GILL sunglasses in Smoke sit alongside key looks and accessories from Celine and J.W. Anderson amongst others, in this slick still-life editorial for Australian style title Doingbird. The extraordinary results of a winning combination of photographer Marius W. Hansen and stylist Sam Logan.


Press | The Style Report January 30, 2015

Matches’ biannual print publication The Style Report features current Menswear sunglass styles HADLEY, GILL and LOWIS in their line-up of must have accessories for the forthcoming Summer 2015 season.

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Press | Selectism December 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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