Monday, 5 December 2016

Designer Spotlight : Anna-Karin Karlsson

So it's been a while since we did another designer spotlight, so why not sunglasses? I know, I know... it's snowing in most parts of North America now... or at least getting colder and the last thing you probably are thinking about are sunglasses. But hey, when that sun shines bright over snow... your retinas will thank me and not to mention, your style game will be way up there with a pair of Anna-Karin sunglasses on.

These babies are not for the faint of heart, they are so avant garde that I love them! Reminds me a bit of other designer sunglasses like Dolce & Gabbana.

So it wouldn't be a designer spotlight without some info on the designer themself. Anna-Karin Karlsson is a bit of a Jack of all trades to be honest. Not only is she also a lover of music and has been part of the UK underground music scene, but at 19 she started working and learning the trade of bespoke eyewear from one of the top opticians in London. That's an incredible achievement!

Her eyewear is definitely unique and can also be custom made to tailor the style and needs of her clients. She now has shops all around the world and many famous celebs rock her eyewear. She's been featured countless times on big name magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar so you know she's a pretty big deal!

In Fall of 2013, she was awarded the prestigious Fashion Award in Sweden called the Guldknappen. 

So now that you know the beauty and brains behind the operation, it's only fitting now that I show you her amazing sunglasses and eyeglasses. Share in the comments below which style you like and if you have any designers that you feel need some recognition and love, that is also great! 

Cool styles right? I'm really loving the second last one, reminds me a bit of Celine sunglasses but with an edge. Might have to save up and grab a pair... See you all in the next blog post!