Barbados launch: eyewear with Bajan Soul

Eye Q boutique owner Alicia Hartman has introduced us to her first eyewear collection, developed in Barbados in a design collaboration with the celebrity sunglass designer Eric Jean. Launched on the beach in December, the new limited edition – Peoples from Barbados – “PFB” is a celebration of the island’s rich culture and people, with styling that encapsulates style, Caribbean adventure, joie de vivre and “Bajan soul”. The launch coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the island’s independence.

Bajan style: launch party for PFB

Alicia met designer Eric Jean last April.”It was the beginning of a journey that turned a dream into a reality,” she told Eyestylist. “We started to work on a capsule collection of sunglasses for men and women, a unique concept of glasses that captures everything that Barbados represents for me.”

The collection features made in Japan temple printing reflecting the excellence of the overall quality of production. High end acetates combine with pure stainless steel temples and special features such as a unique screwless flat stainless steel hinge and subtle bespoke gradient mirrors. Signature end tips come in colours which match the fronts. Unique lamination techniques and Japanese polishing produce glossy to subtle matt finishes that give a luxury fit and feel.

Alicia Hartman wearing one of the new PFB sunglass styles

EYE Q stocks niche and independent eyewear brands with a focus on craftsmanship and style, and will now add the PFB line, designed in Barbados.

This weekend, PFB was the official sponsor of the Women’s Polo Cup at the Beach Polo World Cup – Miami, USA. For further details follow: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/506178973/eye-q-stylist-opticians CN