Linda Farrow have released a number of new collaborations in time for the holiday season. House of Holland have used plexiglass to create a one piece frame and lense, available in green and orange, the frames have a unique House of Holland feel about them. These frames are released at colette, alongside Raf Simons latest collaboration with the recently revived 70’s sunglass brand. The belgian designer takes a more classical approach to his frames for this season, available in Blue/Black and Green/Silver versions.
In April 2003 Linda Farrow Vintage was re-launched. Simon Jablon, son of 70’s designer, Linda, and now Creative Director, stumbled across a generous stash of original 70’s & 80’s sunglasses in their London Islington warehouse such as Vintage Pucci, Vintage Sonia Rykiel and his mother’s own brand, Linda Farrow. Linda Farrow Vintage returned with vengeance to reclaim their rightful position consisting over 2000 different designs all in pristine condition, ranging from one-off pieces to 500 per style. All in their original packaging, Jablon decided to launch Linda Farrow Vintage and sell his retro specs to exclusive retailers world-wide.
Linda Farrow Vintage has gained global recognition with their unprecedented range of vintage sunglasses ; the brand has become an embodiment for originality and flair. Following a highly selective distribution policy, Linda Farrow Vintage and it’s collaborations sells to approx. 300 stockists worldwide to the best designer retailers, department stores around the world. Stockists include the Linda Farrow Gallery in Harrods (UK), Linda Farrow Gallery debuting in Joyce (Hong Kong) Printemps (Paris) and Harrods Men’s Department (UK), L’Eclaireur & Maria Luisa in Paris, Penelope in Italy, Quartier 206 in Germany, Jeffrey in the US and Isetan in Japan.
With five astounding seasons under their belt, Linda Farrow Vintage have launched eight new debuting collections in collaboration with ACNE, Basso & Brooke, Bernhard Willhelm, Buddhist Punk, Eley Kishimoto, Jeremy Scott, Sophia Kokosalaki and Linda Farrow Vintage for Tsubi.
As well as their collaborations, Linda Farrow Vintage are working with Printemps to launch the third Linda Farrow Gallery in the second floor. Exclusively designed by Matthieu Paillard, architect of recent projects such as the creation of the first Emilio Pucci stores (in Milan, Paris, Palm Beach and St. Moritz, all following the company’s acquisition by LVMH) and the first ever Thierry Mugler Homme stores (in Paris and Frankfurt). This concept will house one off exclusive creations from talented contemporary fashion designers.