This past week the house of Carrera, a heritage brand made famous for their sunglasses, made a grand debut into Hong Kong via a collaborative push with Lane Crawford’s BLITZ team to exhibit choice pieces from the House’s extensive archive of sunglasses.
The archive is located in BLITZ’ glass box adjacent to The Library CAFE on the ground floor for Lane Crawford in Harbour City. The BLITZ initiative by Lane Crawford is a way for the brand to extend its reach via experimental collaborations which go beyond Lane Crawford’s core business.
That said, its limited edition capsule collection with Carrera, which consists of two new kinds of shades, doesn’t go too far beyond fashion, but, the styles are a departure from Carrera’s iconic aviator-esque sun glass profile in lieu of a more modern shade, called the Carrera 6000, which hark back to an earlier version it produced in the 90’s. Also on display in the glass box.
For Business to Pleasure, the Carrera 6000, exclusive with BLITZ comes in a matte white finish (my #JJStyle Pick) and a crystal black.
Only a limited 30 pieces of each are to be sold at the store and online at LaneCrawford.com since Friday.
I love this Instagram photo I took at the exhibition’s launch with my very own pair. Denise of SUPERWOWOMG has the black pair.
My ex-muse (because she has a boyfriend), now Carrera girl, Khanh-Linh, was gracious enough to tour me around the archives. It was really impressive.
Heritage and craft, at the Carrera studios.
I really wish that they would start re-producing some of the archives. Actually the Carrera 6000 is a reproduction… see below.
These are the ones I want them to reproduce:
I can definitely wear these more sportier versions above with a suit and some nice colored trousers.
The new collection is now available at the store and online which reflect the archives… like the Carrera 44 F/S below, which I think my friend Tania of TLIKEBUBBLETEA got.
This camouflage version is very Jason TOUGHLOVE.HK Style. It’s actually a patented material by Safilo (head company of Carrera) and also noncomedogenic, ie. non allergy.
Brew&Post Blogger, Fashion Hedonism has this pair; the Champion B.
I also really like this one. The Carrera 86. I just really need to get my game on to wear this.
The whole thing is very sporty. But I like how it’s translatable to more urban-chic look.
With Khanh-Linh and Fed Tan with their choice pairs.
VOGUE China editor’s, Grace Lam, and her husband, Jason, with their choice pieces. Fierce couple.
Yardbird’s Lindsay who catered the even with Chef May Chow at The Library Cafe with BLITZ’s Marika Nanni.
My Brew&Post girls, Christing C - Fashion Hedonism and Denise Lai SUPERWOWOMG.
BLITZ’s Kim Bui Kollar who is wearing a fabulous maternity dress. Expectant mothers take note.
The FED look.
The catering looked amazing. But I just couldn’t… I had another dinner planned the same night unfortunately.
Chef May Chow has done an amazing job with her catering business with Lindsay.
Hong Kong was so hot and sunny this past weekend. Carrera launched at the perfect time this year.
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