In Melbourne I discovered accessory brand Lucy Folk. Lucy is a trained silversmith with imagination beyond belief, combining kitsch naiveté with subtle beauty.
All pictures courtesy of lucyfolk.com.
Şener Besim explores the Ottoman Empire in an iconoclastic collection of eyewear. Born in Australia to Albanian and Turkish parents, Besim has created an eyewear collection, ŞENER BESIM, which embodies the merging of two cultures where youth, freedom and design meet tradition, form and technical excellence.
All pictures courtesy of senerbesim.com
At Silmo Sydney last week I discovered Fritz Frames, a company on the Gold Coast manufacturing beautiful frames made out of thin layers of wood. They even do inlays with feathers. They finish is really beautiful and I am in love with the black signature cat-eye.
Designed in Melbourne Australia, Niloca eyewear are made in Australia, France and Japan. The frames carry a strong European design heritage, with an emphasis on skilled craftsmanship. The Australian Niloca Eyewear workshop is one of the oldest continuously owned and operated workshops in the world. Founded in 1963 the workshop is still run by the original owner today, preserving an important part of Australian manufacturing history.
I am spending three weeks in Australia and New Zeeland and will try to find cool, local brands for you guys to discover! First up is Valley Eyewear and the Summer 2017 collection Anarchism. The collection is a bold statement of clean-cut conformity mixed with rule breaking attitude.