>> Yesterday, the one day winter sun in London – so few and far between in amidst the ridiculous amounts of rain – was cheering.  Even better when I had got wind of Craig and Karl’s range for Le Specs, making me even more determined that sunnies all year round should be mandatory, when such shades are available.  NY-LON duo Craig Redman and Karl Maier‘s and easy-on-the-eye, 21st century take on pop aesthetic is beginning to prove lucrative when it comes to product collaboration.  Their MCM collections showcased distinctive elements of their illustration that worked a treat when you had heavily lidded eyes staring back at you from a clutch or a backpack.  This latest collaboration with Le Specs is equally desirable.  In a 15 piece collection, with styles called “Houdini”, “Hi Brow” and “Lost Weekend”, the duo gets to carry on their fixation with their eyes, incorporating motifs like a key, in a play of metaphoric imagery.  Add their signature use of stripes, polka dots, an unxpected squiggle or two and a pretty pastel palette and you have yourself a pretty delicious looking set of shades that will be going into stores like colette in Paris, I.T. in Hong Kong, Five Storey and Creatures of Comfort in New York and more importantly for the rest of us, Net-a-Porter in February.  Snatches of sun in the early morning, winter sun accompanied by bitingly cold winds, sweltering heat sun, hell, even the super bright lights of my living room (have not installed a dimmer switch yet) – I’ll take all the light out there for an opportunity to sport any of these Craig and Karl x Le Specs specimens.


Flatliner 1413110

Hi Brow 1413104

Hi Brow 1413105


Houdini 1413108

Houdini 1413107


Lost Weekend 1413100

Lost Weekend 1413102

Lost Weekend 1413101


Roundabout 1413113

Roundabout 1413114



Comments (29)

  1. amazing eyeglasses. wow. beautiful pieces.


  2. Anna says:

    So cool, can’t wait for summer


  3. Soooooooooooooo much fun, awwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

  4. WOWS says:

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  5. Sarah says:

    They are so funky! Love them 😀

    Sarah x

  6. DinoB says:

    The collection is oozing an op-art mix of Victor Vasarely’s and Bridget Riley’s work – optical extravaganza!

    ps. Do you know will the collection will available on their online shop? xxx d.

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  8. Kiri says:

    These photos are so fun and they reflect the product really well.
    I love the colour blocking of each photo and the way that all the bold colour and stripes don’t take away from the product – since the people in the photos are faceless.
    Thanks for sharing.
    It’s funny to hear you say the one day of winter sun too – when I am trying to avoid the sun and heat here in OZ.

  9. Wow love these, cant wait util it’s sunny enough to wear them!

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    Molly xoxox

  10. Yerin says:

    Wow!! This collection is so creative and colorful! It definitely makes a statement, love it!

  11. sasa says:

    Love those sunglasses so much. They are super cute and very you<3


  12. echeveau says:

    Wow good design! ! I like it
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  13. Queen Michelle says:

    Bloody love these. x

  14. Candy Coated Deliousnessssssss!!!!


  15. Shameak says:

    Loving these sunglasses great designs, check out London base eyewear brand called 3 Stars Above http://www.3starsabove.com

  16. Marchel says:

    AMAZING love the wavy ones!

  17. Anelia says:

    Wow! Great glasses and very cool styling too!

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  19. Joseph says:

    The glasses are cute n’ all… BUT where can I get one of those crazy printed spandex zentai suits??? 😉

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