14th December 2011 This month sees the start of a new collaboration between Berlin’s eyewear company Lunettes Kollektion and London’s Cooperative Designs, the creative knitwear innovators. The link-up has come about as a result of a shared vision for handcrafted quality and timeless individuality.
A five piece sunglass range for S/S 2012, the starting point is two of Lunettes Kollektion’s frames, with the addition of inspiration from Cooperative Designs S/S 2012 collection Wish you were here. (Visit www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/cooperativedesigns to see this exciting fashion collection in full).
The collection includes models like the very sweet 60s themed Fare Bella Figura – Love, a rounded, solid frame with heart-shaped lenses, (available in ash, miele and crystal) and George – Starry Eyed, an edgy 80s defined frame with moon and star shapes on the lens. The finishing touches are a delightful invention using the craft skills of Cooperative Designs’ talented creators, Annalisa Dunn and Dorothee Hagemann…custom-crocheted glasses cords using yarn from their superbly fresh and upbeat SS 2012 collection in pretty tri-tone blues, fresh ruffly roses and steely hearts. And one more little element that makes a covetable personalised finishing touch, a cleaning cloth printed with one of Cooperative Designs’ original artworks which appear as graphic prints in their clothing collection. Available to buy (RRP from £270.00/300 euros) online at www.lunettes-kollektion.com. To find out more about Cooperative Designs visit www.cooperative-designs.com CN
Photography by Emma Tempest /Styling (model above) by Verity Parker.