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The Eye’s Have It
Aje x Local Supply Eyewear Collaboration

Eyewear grounded in raw beauty, tough femininity and effortless cool. Aje’s debut limited edition sustainable eyewear in collaboration with Bondi-born brand Local Supply, introduces three vintage inspired silhouettes in the Catfarer, Cat Eye and Square. As seen on the Resort 22 Scent of Summer runway, these sophisticated sunglasses are handcrafted in micro-production runs using custom Mazzucchelli acetate and are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.


Designed by Aje and Local Supply to accompany the Aje Resort 22 ‘Scent of Summer’ ready-to-wear collection, focus on accessorising this summer with eyewear featuring organic lines and sleek finishes across a colour palette of black, tortoiseshell, white and pink for chic days in the sunshine ahead.

 

Read on for behind the scenes insights into how Aje Co-founders, Adrian Norris and Edwina Forest, approached this eyewear collaboration, alongside Edwina’s favourite styles for the season ahead.


The Catfarer

Aje Co-founders, Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris, are committed to collaborating with partners who are on a similar sustainable journey. Edwina shares with the Aje Report, “collaborating with Local Supply has been an enriching creative experience, as our two design teams came together with a shared love of craftsmanship, tactile materials and fine details.” Since Local Supply’s inception in 2013, their ethos has been guided by principles of sustainability, design, diversity and community, whilst working to reduce their carbon emissions throughout their supply chain. The eyewear brand’s focus on sustainable, ethical and responsible production, resonated with Edwina and Adrian’s ongoing conscious decisions within their Aje Aware commitments, making this collaboration genuine and authentic to the values of both brands.

As the Resort 22 collection takes inspiration from the carefree and hedonistic days of the 60s, a retro embodiment of nostalgia is created in The Catfarer. Classic elements from the traditional cat eye and wayfarer styles meet in unison to create this unique, vintage shape; oversized and with a subtle cursive Aje logo on the side of the frame. In a tribute to endless summers and the bygone beauty of the 1960’s, The Catfarer will elevate your colourful summer looks with unmistakable elegance. Designed in a variety of shades to accompany your warm weather aesthetic, find tortoise shell, pink gradient and black colourways, in the perfect accessory for summer.

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Aje x Local Supply The Catfarer on the Resort 22 runway in Sydney

Aje x Local Supply The Catfarer on the Resort 22 runway in Sydney


The Square

A dynamic, oversized frame, The Square is a classic silhouette for the Aje statement maker. A key summer accessory to style with your ‘Scent of Summer’ dress edit, The Square was inspired by French film muses such as Romy Schneider that embodied effortless cool, resonating with the ethos of the Aje Woman. Designed in tortoise shell, white and pink, style yours with Aje Resort 22 pieces. As Edwina shares with the Aje Report, “this style is going to be on high rotation among my personal wardrobe for many summers to come.”

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Aje x Local Supply The Square on the Resort 22 runway in Sydney

Aje x Local Supply The Square on the Resort 22 runway in Sydney


The Cat Eye

A distinct and iconic style, The Cat Eye was designed in this collection in another ode to the 60s; an era that saw Hollywood starlets adorning this winged out shape, catapulting this glamour into a now timeless look. One of Edwina’s favourite eyewear shapes due to its bold nonchalance, she shares with the Aje Report “we carefully chose shapes that embodied the 'raw beauty, tough femininity, effortless cool' brand ethos, flattering the face while maintaining a stylish edge. It was important to me that you could add one of these pairs of sunglasses to any outfit, and feel immediately pulled together.” Designed in a considerably modern colour palette for the summer; find black, white and pink colourways with contrasting lens colour to take you from the beachside to the city.

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Aje x Local Supply The Cat Eye on the Resort 22 runway in Sydney

Aje x Local Supply The Cat Eye on the Resort 22 runway in Sydney


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