British Summertime. Wishing away the grey skies looming over the past 6 months and craving a pub garden with every inch of me has got me feeling shady about any summer sun. One thing always finding peak is the ever long quest to find a pair of sunglasses that hide a festival comedown without looking like Deirdre Barlow.
To stop yourselves going through that battle, I’ve rounded up my favourite brands banging out both everyday classics to festival showstoppers:
- Jeepers Peepers
This brand boast killer designs for both men and women and is your number one spot for both choice, quality and affordability. Catch them on ASOS and http://www.jeeperspeepers.co.uk
2. Sun Buddies
Sun Buddies is a premium eyewear line brought to you by the guys behind Swedish brand and retailer Tres Bien. Each frame is individually handmade and fitted with Carl Zeiss lenses. Lines of inspiration come from friends and family in the fashion industry as well as from art and pop culture; these guys aren’t fucking about with their design levels. Available to buy at Goodhood and on END
No matter your vibe, you can’t go wrong with a bossy vintage frame. Cartier, Versace, Gucci, Fendi, Prada; You name it and you can certainly rock it. These heavyweights have earned their title for a reason and can avoid the hefty price tag with an eBay rummage. If it’s good enough for Lil Kim it’s more than good enough for us…
For more wavey vintage bits check @thesavagesister and Serotonin Vintage on Brick Lane
Hook LDN land at Farr Festival this summer to present “Shared Vision”, a multi-purpose venue showcasing a series of talks, film screenings, in-depth discussions and karaoke taking place throughout the day and early evening.
Highlights include “News At Noon” with Kitt Proudfoot, “How To Setup A Record Label” Q+A with Brian Not Brian, founder of ‘Going Good Records’ and Tasha, founder of the club night and record label ‘Neighbourhood’. London-based DJ and producer Terry Farley will also give a talk alongside Cymon Eckle about ‘Boy’s Own’, the original village newspaper of the London acid house scene, which also release some of the most successful dance music of the ’90s.
Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston will discuss their long-term club night ‘A Love From Outer Space’ ahead of their 8-hour DJ set at Farr on Friday evening. Film screenings include cult classics ‘Human Traffic’ and ’24 Hour Party People’, a film derived from Tony Wilson’s book on the history of Factory Records, Joy Division, Acid House and the iconic Hacienda club. We will also be hosting karaoke sessions to wind up the early evenings at Farr with some of our favorite DJs, guests and performers.
Born and raised in music, Hook LDN is a British brand that specialises in the manufacturing of high quality eyewear. The team behind Hook LDN came together to combine their shared passion for music, popular culture and fashion to build a new brand with an atmosphere inspired by music and festival culture.
Hook LDN is aspirational, unique and authentic, with a mission to become an integral part of consumer lifestyle and to support and promote new creative talent. We welcome “Shared Vision” at Farr Festival to provide a place to discuss and promote today’s electronic music culture.
I’ll be raving all weekend at Farr so join me in the forest and cop a ticket here: