Mad for Plaid

The Summer 2012 issue of Paper Magazine provided the inspiration for our in-store displays.  It  also reassured us that the prevalence of pattern as an eyewear motiff  jived with the trends observed in contemporary apparel.


Photgraph by Emily Shur

Get Busy, Get Dizzy IT’S ALL ABOUT A PRINT MASH-UP, photographed by Emily Shur,  showcased bold textiles of graphic intensity.  We offer eyewear produced by Face a Face and Blutsgeschwister that bosts a simular exuberance.

Tartan,  as we know it today, dates from the 16th century.  It is made of alternate bands of coloured threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other.   In the 1970’s anti-establishment Punks wore tartans unconventionally, creating a new aesthetic which challenged the authority and gentility of the classes which traditional wore the fabric.   It’s use is still provocative,  especially when worn on the face.

Link to Paper Magazine


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