Kirk & Kirk to launch sunglasses collection

The brand has claimed a word-first with its handmade acrylic sunglasses

A gentleman poses wearing chunky tortoiseshell sunglasses
Kirk & Kirk

Kirk & Kirk is introducing a new collection for spring/summer 2024, made up of what it describes as the world’s first handmade acrylic sunglasses.

The owners of the British family business, Jason and Karen Kirk, explained that it had taken five years to develop the material which is light but bold.

The collection is inspired by iconic retro styles, re-shaped through a unique sandblasting technique.

The frames use Alpaca Silver for the temples, an alloy of cooper, nickel and zinc, which is often used in jewellery because of its flexibility and durability.

With an interest in colour analysis, Karen, the creative director of the brand, shared: “Throughout the creative design process, I was focused on standout colours that are flattering to the wearer and their skin tone, rather than finding the right accessory to match an outfit.”

The colour palette consists of: Iris Lavender, Crimson Red, Cool Lilac, Cheeky Raspberry, Classic Tortoiseshell, Corn Yellow, Tiger Orange, Earthly Walnut, and Zen Sage.

Kirk & Kirk is launching the collection at the menswear trade show, Pitti Uomo, in January, where it will be exhibiting for the first time.

The sunglasses will be available from February.