Colab has launched three new sunglasses inspired by jewellery. The frames were created in collaboration with celebrated Australian designer Elke Kramer.
Elke began her career as a graphic designer before moving into jewellery, which today is her main business. Based in Sydney, her jewellery can be found in some of the world’s best stores such as Colette (Paris), Liberty (London), Opening Ceremony (NY, LA & Tokyo) & Family (LA). Elke said it felt very natural to design sunglass frames.
Her eyewear collection, ‘Revolte’ was launched to the elite of Sydney’s fashion, art and eyewear scene at a tiny gallery in the creative suburb of Surry Hills.
“My frames have definitely been inspired by my jewellery design,” said Elke. “For example, I’ve used rose gold details in both and the acetate finishes I’ve specified for the frames are similar to the resin finishes I have developed for my jewellery – much of which currently explores the recreation of faux stone. The colour palette, mood and shapes of my jewellery is also coming through in my eyewear.”