Introducing the Liberty Cromer Sunglass
For our first collaboration with the iconic Liberty London, we looked to the Art Nouveau movement for inspiration - a style so intrinsically linked to Liberty that it in Italy it is known as ‘Stile Liberty’ (or ‘Liberty Style’) to this day.
Peaking in popularity between 1890 and 1910, the Art Nouveau style was inspired by natural forms and structures. The floral designs of William Morris, who frequently designed prints for Liberty, are seen as the roots of the art movement, while the striking designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh became some of the most important in Art Nouveau architecture and furniture design.
We chose our most Art Nouveau of acetate colours, Green Marble, to represent the rich, intricate patterns, and our Cromer frame, with its bold angled brow and sweeping keyhole bridge, as perhaps the most Charles Rennie Mackintosh of our silhouettes.
The Liberty Cromer is limited to a run of 80 frames, and is available exclusively online here, in Cubitts Fitzrovia, and in Liberty’s own sunglasses department in their iconic Great Marlborough Street store.