Thursday, October 27, 2011
Barton Perreira has collaborated with actor Giovanni Ribisi on two pairs of sunglasses, aptly named the Giovanni and the Ribisi. Both frames will retail exclusivelyin St. Louis at Erker's Fine Eyewear.
The Giovanni sunglass has a classically timeless feel. The frame’s zyl embodies sophistication with its eloquent contours and bevels, creating a unique texture to the front surface of the frame. The Giovanni will have a 2012 Delivery.
The Ribisi frame is more retro-inspired and made of hand-crafted Japanese zyl with vintage mineral glass lenses. The color palette consists of classic tortoise and Havana colors, as well as black and champagne. These frames ship in November for a Holiday delivery. Both the Giovanni and Ribisi styles are unisex designs.
Ribisi’s bodies of work include Avatar, Contraband, Gangster Squad Boiler Room, and The Rum Diary. He was also Barton Perreira’sad campaign star in 2010 and 2011. While the actor is a novice to design, he said he’s always had an interest in the field.
“When Barton Perreira approached me about designing these frames, it was something I jumped on,” Ribisi said. “Sunglasses are intimate, especially to one’s individual identity because they sit on the face. It was challenging and I learned a lot, but it was an honor to work with the Barton Perreira team and a company that strives to create excellent product.
”Ribisi worked closely with Barton Perreira’s chief designer Patty Perreira in creating the frames.
“Giovanni has a very clear understanding of design and like myself, he is very much into the details,” said Perreira. “I believe it shows in the sunglass designs we collaborated on. He presented full scale 3-D renderings of the frames, which he createdhimself. Working with him was a delight.
The following are images taken from the lookbook supporting the release and a video with behind the scenes footage of the photo shoot and a short interview with Giovanni.
Come Check out the the enitre collection in St. Louis at Erker's Fine Eyewear in Ladue, give us a call at 314-997-0002 or find us online at www.erkers.com
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
David Yurman, America 's premier jewelry and Eyewear designer, is introducing his newest eyewear collection, the collection incorporates signature sterling silver and 18k Gold adornments. Come see the newest styles and colors Found Exclusively at Erker's Fine Eyewear.
Established in 1879 Erker’s Eyewear offers the greatest and most current eyewear in the world combined with exceptional service to help each customer find a perfect frame. Find us in Ladue 314-997-0002 or Downtown 314-241-9410 or check us out at www.Erkers.com.
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Sky’s The Limit
MIDO Spring / Summer 2011 Collection
Iconic Danish eyewear designer Ørgreen pushes the boundaries of the possible to bring
you an enticing new selection of styles. Where understated elegance rules over obvious opulence, reflecting an optimistic outlook on life and the world as we know it. Taking the reputation for high tech even higher, watch for sleek sophistication and the chance to signal your supreme sense of aesthetics in carefully crafted materials like Titanium, its high-end sibling Beta Titanium and Acetate, a classic material that makes up the strongest guitar picks and pokers chips. Pushing the envelope even further, introducing a fresh palate of colour schemes,subtleties in finishes and streamlined silhouettes. Seen in a variety of unique looks
destined to last. Heading up our Cut/Airline Series in Titanium is CPH, the acronym of their hometown Copenhagen. The result of their collaboration with the exclusive furniture company Fritz Hansen, CPH features a laser cut of the skyline from Denmark’s capital, echoed in a special edition of Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs. Launched as sunglasses during design week in London last year, the optical version features for the first time two colours on the outside of the frame- a solid coloured front in black and temples in a solid matte silver
colour. Also included are luscious colour combos like neon pink inside dark brown and
powder blue inside white-hot frames. ADMIRAL is all about being in charge. Our largest frame ever, it’s big without being bulky. Ideal for men who are rising up the ranks of corporate relations, enjoy slim lines in muted but bold colours like matte army green inside dark marine blue and matte red inside matt dark blue. Also following the footsteps of CPH, you can find the two toned exterior frame in a solid black front and liquid gunmetal coloured temples. If you’re an Einstein in the making, then BRAINIAC was designed with you in mind. The clever curves on this petite frame altered our own theory of relativity and the result is nothing less than genius. Including a range of unisex duo tones, such as sea green with black, matte black with matte grey and more. Think a bohemian flat in Paris with bookshelves of beatnik poetry. Wearing CREATOR, our chic semi-rimless nylon frames. And voilà - you’re ready to star in your own retro French film noir. Not to be missed are the slightly femme versions with pink on the inside of red frames. Or the version that’s un peu plus homme with petroleum blue inside chestnut brown. Apropos of optimism is AVIATRIX. A tribute to female pilots like Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic. A wing formation can be perceived in the laser cut along the sides of these lovely frames. Look for light sky blue inside dark blue frames and fuchsia matte inside petroleum, among others. Designed forwomen who set their career sights high.
As its name implies, FLASH is a look back in time. A flashback to the 80’s, when MTV
made its debut and big hair was, well, big. Watch for a soft, slightly rounded unisex style that fits every face in a frame that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Available in nightclub colours like rose inside black and matt bordeaux inside dark blue. Weighing less than a feather in the ultra light Helium line. This season the focus is on CLAUDETTE, a flirty frame in a slightly butterfly, cats eye shape as a delicious detail. Enjoy high gloss colours, such as neon pink inside dark brown and black inside shiny rose for a chic coquette look. On the opposite end of the gender spectrum is MACKENZIE. A full Titanium frame with an Acetate top, for those having a hard time finding a large sized men’s frame- this is as close as you can get to a custom fit. The effect is strength in sheer size alone. Two killer
colours include dark olive green with streaks of black and transparent Havana brown.
Last but not least is the mid-sized unisex frame OZZY. Sporting a street smart look in a classic style you can wear forever. Acetate over a total Titanium frame adds an urban accent to the grey Havana version, appealing to men. And the purple Havana for women.World-leading company in eyewear design, Ørgreen is famous for their inventive
approach to design and innovative colour combinations, utilising over 400 different hues.Designed and developed in Denmark, each frame is handmade in Japan, known and
respected for its high standards and irrefutable quality. Individually crafted with morethan 100 processes, each frame can take up to six months to achieve their penchant for perfection.
Ørgreen Optics is a 100% Danish-owned firm with headquarters in the heart of
Copenhagen. Orgreen can be found in St. Louis exclusively at Erker's Come check out this incredible line.