The future looks bright

Kirk & Kirk showcases new additions to its colourful Kaleidoscope and Vivarium eyewear collections

19 Oct 2016 by Robina Moss

Kirk & Kirk exhibited the latest additions to its Kaleidoscope and Vivarium collections at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas (13–17 September) and at Silmo in Paris (23–26 September).

The company says its eyewear collections stand out through its use of innovative materials and distinctive colour palette.

Kirk & Kirk is launching two new shapes in the Kaleidoscope Collection, ‘Frank’ and ‘Gene,’ in the company’s signature bold styling.

The appearance of weight in the designs is counter-balanced by the lightweight acrylic that is used to hand craft the frames, ensuring that they weigh ‘next to nothing’ and are comfortable to wear.

New colours include ‘midnight,’ a combination of charcoal grey and ash of blue and ‘sunset,’ a warm brown with a vibrant orange accent, as well as ‘emerald,’ a combination of greens and ‘violet,’ which combines purple and pink.

Two new colours are also joining the Vivarium collection this autumn, ‘sage’ and ‘plum,’ to complement the existing palette.

Signature detailing on the frames is the precious metal pins, which are hand made in the jewellery district of Birmingham. They are available in either silver or nine carat gold and their 3D aspect gives a unique identity to the Vivarium collection.

As well as the fly and lion pin, which have proved popular with customers, the ram and the stallion were joined by a springer spaniel a few months ago. Two new creatures are also being introduced this autumn – the cobra and the alligator.

Kirk & Kirk creative director, Karen Kirk, told OT: “We have always been known for colour and the Kaleidoscope and Vivarium Collections encompass everything we love about what we do. We are very excited about the new colour additions – emerald, sunset, violet and midnight – that we launched in Paris.”

The company is only two years old, although company co-founders and eyewear designers Jason and Karen Kirk have been creating innovative eyewear since 1992.

For more information, visit the Kirk & Kirk website.


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