ROUND VISION: Luxury eyewear label Linda Farrow is teaming with Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s No. 21 label on an eyewear collection that draws inspiration from the Milanese designer’s spring 2017 collection.
Referencing the feminine colors and volumes in the No. 21 spring line, which will be presented in Milan on Sept. 21, the range consists of three, sleek round-frame styles with playful color-blocked frames that will come in eight different colorways.
“No. 21 offers a refreshing take on the modern classics of women’s fashion, so the design process was a very natural development, focusing on the same core values as our brand: exclusivity and innovation,” said Simon Jablon, managing director at Linda Farrow.
The brand has launched a series of collaborations with designers ranging from up-and-coming labels such as London-based KTZ and Bahraini designers Khaleda Rajab & Fahad Almazourq, to Erdem, The Row, Jeremy Scott and Dries Van Noten.
Dell’Acqua, who is the creative director and founder of the label, said he was drawn to the wide variety of designers Linda Farrow collaborates with, as well as the label’s global scale.
“Linda Farrow shares values such as an international appeal, product exclusivity and a strong ability to innovate with No. 21. They work with the most cutting-edge brands and I am honored to be part of their designers’ collaborations,” said Dell’Acqua.
The eyewear brand has also recently teamed with the Minions to create a playful pair of handmade sunglasses inspired by the little yellow workers from the “Despicable Me” and “Minions” animated movies. In addition, it created its most expensive collection to date, a three-piece capsule for Lane Crawford which features 18-karat yellow gold aviator styles that retail at up to $32,000 a pair.
The range created in partnership with No. 21 will drop in stores in January, with prices starting at 235 euros, or $264 at current exchange.