Eyewear launch preview: Kirk & Kirk

1980s revisited in Centiles Collection, says Jason Kirk

Eyestylist Exclusive – 21st November 2021 – To design a new eyewear collection that embodies strength and power post-pandemic was the drive at Kirk & Kirk for their new Centiles Collection – previewing for the first time on Eyestylist – where they have created “frames that immediately put you in a superhero state of mind.”

Talking to Eyestylist ahead of the launch, Jason Kirk cited the 1980s sports trend and some well-known 80s sports heroes as inspiration: “Centiles is an evolution of the Centena collection, and we see it as the complete embodiment of what we stand for. We have combined the bold 10mm acrylic material used in Centena with two-toned colours made popular in Kaleidoscope. The frames here are inspired by 80s sportsmen like Björn Borg or Alain Prost with completely fresh shapes and a powerful and expressive style.” Above: model Storm in colour ‘Passion’ by Kirk & Kirk – a statement square outer shape combines with a round eye shape

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Brand new: Kirk & Kirk Centiles collection – model Thor in Citrus has a bold 80s shape

On working with the two elements, the structure of the material and the combination of colours, Jason told Eyestylist: “Marrying these two elements into one frame was challenging, and took us two years to get right. The handcrafted nature of the manufacturing process means that each frame has a slight variation in the colour pattern and no two frames are exactly alike.”

The familiar signature blues of Kirk & Kirk, layered up in one design: model Lotus in the Centiles Collection

The Centiles Collection launches with six new bold shapes – named Elektra, Storm, Thor, Robin, Lotus and Blaze, each one available in five colorways where two hues are combined. These vary from tone on tone combos such as Bluemoon and Citrus to ‘Meadow’, a green on blue “fusion” informed by the colours of the horizon “where the grasses touch the sky.” The Centiles Collection is coming soon to specialist shops pre-Christmas! Find out more about this statement-making range by Kirk & Kirk at www.kirkandkirk.com  – Written by Clodagh Norton, Eyestylist.com – All Rights Reserved.