Glass act

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2012, 12:00am


Cult British eyewear label Linda Farrow Vintage has opened a store in Hong Kong, just in time for the summer. Farrow made her name as a fashion designer in the 1970s, and later created an eyewear line, which became a favourite with celebrities such as Yoko Ono (Farrow designed the star's iconic wraparound frames). The brand had all but disappeared by 2003, when Farrow's son, Simon Jablon, stumbled upon his mother's archives and relaunched the label. Today, it has a cult following, which includes the likes of Kate Moss, Madonna and Lady Gaga, and is known for quirky collaborations with fashion designers and brands ranging from Matthew Williamson to Hello Kitty and Barbie.

The new boutique reflects the label's philosophy of combining past and future, with its dark, textured slate walls, stainless-steel hardware and bespoke display cases finished in suede, glass and gold. To complete the vibe, the sales staff are kitted out in bespoke uniforms designed by Charles Anastase while maestro Yasmina Dexter has produced a hip musical backdrop for the merchandise.

Linda Farrow Gallery is in Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2735 0338.