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

Wallpaper* Arcade, Via San Gregorio 43, Milan – April 14-18 2015


Seen | Daisy Lowe March 1, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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’.