Le Specs, the Australian Eyewear brand has been renowned for its daring and exhilarating collaborations with many of the world’s most acclaimed designers and artists. Their most recent collaboration is with the English Designer Christian Cowan, who rose to fame with Lady Gaga being the first to support his designs and grabbing the limelight wearing full pink glitter suit.
Since 1979, Le Specs has become renowned globally for it’s iconic and innovative sunglass collections with a reputation as the ultimate summer accessory. Le Specs developed an international cult following and has become a true trendsetter in the global fashion market. It has been known for its daring and exhilarating collaborations with many of the world’s most acclaimed designers and artists such as; Adam Selman, Craig and Karl, House of Holland and Jordan Askill. Le Specs has been worn by some of the most recognised and influential personalities today, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Lady Gaga, Zayn Malik, Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber.
Their latest collaboration with the English designer Christian Cowan has been recently launched. Cowan’s designs have been worn by many global faces such as Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Naomi Campbell. Most notably perhaps, is Cardi B in a full look on the cover of her debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’
Though this is the very first time Cowan has ventured into the eyewear space. “Fashion has changed from what it was, we want post-able moments. There’s always been a seductive power with sunglasses, they shield your identity, people can’t tell if you’re looking at them,” Cowan said, when asked why he chose to dip into eyewear. “I wanted this collection to capture that energy, fierce.”
The collection injects the English designer’s trademark high-wattage, bold and colourful aesthetic. Cowan zeroed in on an exaggerated cat-eye-like shape in bright colours, some with flashy hardware. There are four styles with names like “HBIC” and “Watch Out.”
“Oh well, we have to give ‘The Calabasas’ to the queen of Calabasas, Mrs. Kardashian West,” Cowan said when musing on which celebrities match up with one of his eyewear styles. “She.E.O’ is Lady Gaga, for obvious reasons. ‘Watch Out’ is a Cardi B number, she was the first to wear my watchband-inspired designs so that makes sense. And finally, ‘ÚHBIC’ goes to Queen Elizabeth II, she’s the HBIC after all.”
This collection is available globally at select retailers worldwide.