The Kirk Originals shape has been re-imagined with influences from classic Hitchcock films to create a bold statement frame, the Mirage- the only totally crystal clear acrylic handcrafted sunglasses in the world.
With thick rims, square lenses and wide bridge and temple, the result is a stylish, flattering shape. The Mirage is handcrafted from the finest Italian acetate then hand-polished to a sophisticated sheen and comes in a choice of lenses from timeless Molton, to cool Pacific and a distinctive Bronze. The frame is made entirely of Italian acetate- unlike regular sunglasses, there is no wire running through the frame- creating a completely unique flawlessly clear frame.
Twenty-two years after the re-discovery of a 50s & 60s frame collection inspired the launch of Kirk Originals, 2014 sees the re-launch of the cult British eyewear brand. Rising to fame in the early 90’s, and becoming increasingly popular with the cool youth cultures that dominated the growing London fashion scene, the brand is now under new ownership of esteemed architects IDL, the brand maintains its individuality with innovative design and only the finest quality materials.
Retaining their quintessentially British heritage with an injection of European craftsmanship, Kirk Originals frames are designed in England and handmade in France from Italian acetates and acrylics, making them supremely lightweight, comfortable to wear and very strong.
SS14 is the first of many collections to be released in coordination with seasonal fashion calendars. This, together with the development of a strong year-round sun selection, renovates the Kirk Originals product range. This optical and sun collection combines modern colours and lightweight materials with a nostalgic nod to the indisputably classic Kirk Originals style.
Featuring hints to film noir and 50’s and 60’s inspiration, the Kirk Originals collection reflects its rich heritage. With bands such as Brand New Heavies and Young Disciples wearing Kirk Originals glasses, the brand echoes its influences from fashion, music and art culture.
Priced at £295, Kirk Originals frames are distributed in over 60 countries and available to buy online at www.kirkoriginals.com