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Emily Jean Bester Plays the Crazy Housewife for Elke Krammer’s First Eyewear Collection

Elke Krammer does not stop. She art directs her own art and fashion zine Lilacmenace, she has collaborated on everything from jewellery to yardage prints with fellow designers including Mala Brajkovic and Jessie Hill, and she’s illustrated and art directed her way into the pages of Russh, Yen, Nylon, and Dazed and Confused Japan. In 2004, she added “Accessories Mastermind” to her resume with her eponymous jewellery line, and now she’s turning her dexterous hand to eyewear.

Krammer’s latest venture is a small yet strong capsule collection for killer local eyewear label Colab. The range consists of only two frame styles for both guys and girls, available in a carefully selected series of colours named after chapters of French poet Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. Like Elke Krammer jewellery, the styles are bold, geometric and expensive-looking, channeling a Mad Men-esque vintage vibe with oversized circles for the girls and classy square shades for the boys.

Model of the moment Emily Jean Bester does her best fabulously quirky housewife impression for the equally beautiful campaign, working a crop of striking tortoiseshell curls like a pro. The themes of debauchery and eroticism that pervade Baudelaire’s 1857 tome are probably there if you want them to be, but otherwise, both campaign and collection are pure exquisiteness.    


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