Inspired by the acetate yokes of electric guitars and the sharp picks that unleash feverish chords, BAROCK’N’ROLL returns to the roots of the rock culture that nurtured early generations of fans and has influenced the past five decades with “garage” sounds and ferocious frequency modulations.
A fine line of steel accentuates beveled acetate temples, recalling the strings of a guitar and giving the frames an even lighter appearance. The acetate brows are inspired by pick-guards, the protective sheets on the body of the instrument. Flat surfaces and fine materials support the lines of this concept with a true graphic purity.
Like rock’s new icons – St. Vincent, Anna Calvi, the Black Belles, and their forerunner, PJ Harvey – who rule both on stage and in the studio, the frames are both androgynous and very feminine, noteworthy and technically advanced. They are intended primarily (but not exclusively) for today’s cool, cultivated, liberated youth.