EXPLORE ATTITUDINAL, ICONIC COLLABORATIONS FROM THE LINDA FARROW ARCHIVE COLLECTION
AUGUST 20 – SEPTEMBER 30
SCOTTS SQUARE, SINGAPORE | NEW WORLD TOWER, HONG KONG
By: Bridget Barnett
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Linda Farrow in 2020, On Pedder unveils an exhibition of the label’s archive collections. Customers in Singapore and Hong Kong will be treated to a chance to shop rare and hard-to-find archival Linda Farrow styles exclusively for a limited time, along with current hero styles.
Quite easily one of the most innovative and boundary-pushing eyewear labels of all-time, Linda Farrow is beloved by editors, stylists, celebrities, and modern day princesses alike thanks to their bold and fantastical design collaborations with some of the world’s most interesting, celebrated and acclaimed designers — cue the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Agent Provocateur, Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten, Erdem, Markus Lupfer, N°21, Raf Simons, Y/Project and so many more.
While it’s up for heated debate which of Linda Farrow’s collaborations are the most attitudinal and iconic of all time, we wet your appetite with three seriously strong contenders.
1. Linda Farrow x Jeremy Scott
From a map of America, eyes that peep through red-painted fingernails and a Christian cross, the Linda Farrow collaboration with “fashion’s last rebel” Jeremy Scott is quirky, bold and, occasionally, controversial — and we wouldn’t want it any other way. The pair we’re most excited about trying on for size? The iconic Mickey Mouse ear-inspired shades seen in Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé’s Telephone video clip.
2. Linda Farrow x Yazbukey
With a knack for combining a trailblazing use of plexiglass, Yaz Kurhan’s kooky label Yazbukey offers up a wonderland of directional fashion inspired by pop, surrealist and trompe l’oeil. Two stand out iconic styles we’ll be taking selfies in first? Her C’est Ahh… Cherry Lips and the Lady Gaga-beloved Yazette styles — each made skilfully from cut-away acetate.
3. Linda Farrow x Walter Van Beirendonck
Imaginative and innovative, ‘Antwerp Six’ designer Walter Van Beirendonck’s highly conceptual design aesthetic is echoed beautifully in his collaborative pieces for Linda Farrow. While his superhero-esque goggle-shaped Diamond Mask might be his most iconic style, it’s his oversized Heart sunglasses, so large they cover one’s nose, that have us truly smitten.
So what are you waiting for? Make your way to Linda Farrow Archive Archive today.