Summer 2018 sees the release of the anticipated collaboration between STÆRK&CHRISTENSEN + pared Eyewear. The two design brands have come together to create three frames inspired by Helena Christensen and Camilla Stærk’s love of their shared homeland Denmark and childhood memories of the swallow bird. The collaboration manifested itself from Helena wearing a mainline Pared frame in 2014 leading to the two brands meeting and discussing an extension to STÆRK&CHRISTENSEN’S planned accessories and apparel line, which features an element of their signature swallow throughout.
The design process came along very naturally, Helena and Camilla working long-distance from New York City with Sydney-based pared creative director Samantha Stevenson on designing and executing the shape and detailing of their perfect eyewear frame. The result is a classic frame, subtly oversized, which abstractly tells the swallow story through unique golden detailing in three different variations; playing with silhouette fragments of the swallow bird in flight.
In true STÆRK&CHRISTENSEN aesthetic, the designs hold a sensual organic feel and is a poetic encounter between the classic and the modern.The range is available in a palette varying from bones, taupes and blush pink to black and dark tortoise with accents of gold metal on all frames. Lenses are tonal and feature vintage light-washes of rose, tan and gradient greys and browns.A 24 carat gold mirror lens features as a hero piece across the collection. Each frame comes with an optional delicate signature chain. Custom packaging in shades of grey houses the limited collaboration run.