Club Monaco travels to New Orleans to welcome the eyewear brand KREWE to their family. KREWE was founded in 2012 by Stirling Barret, a New Orleans native, and draws inspiration from the city itself from local coffee shops to bookstores.
To create their unique glasses, KREWE uses colours, shapes, textures and patterns of New Orleans to inspire them and create frames that are creative, vibrant and classic. Each pair of frames is designed by Stirling himself and are 100% handmade.
This partnership will bring us four pairs of sunglasses; Julia, St. Louis, Monroe, and the Franklin, with each inspired somehow by New Orleans. The Julia takes inspiration from the New Orleans’ Arts District, with its oversized coverage and upswept silhouette coming together for a glamorously polished frame. While the St. Louis is inspired by the French Quarter’s iconic 1800’s cast iron balconies, with its brushed metal bridge providing a bold and structurally significant feature. The Monroe is a modernized version of the 50’s cat eye silhouette, and draws inspiration from some of the most sophisticated midcentury style icons with its classic upswept brow lines and metal temples. Finally, the Franklin embodies the more modern and iconic style, with its modern 24k bridge.
These unique silhouettes will debut this month at Club Monaco’s St. Catherine, Rideau, Bloor Street, Yorkdale, Chinook, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Robson locations, and will range from $210 – $245 CAD.
Check out the glasses below, as well as shots from places around New Orleans that inspired Stirling.