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Inspirations AW16: RAEN Eyewear

November 17, 2015 BY WATM STAFF

Raen Eyewear's distinctively design driven styles take their influences from mid-century lines, architecture, and timeless shapes, each handmade using the highest quality materials and Carl Zeiss lenses.

We got a sneak peek into the minds of the design team, as they put the finishing touches on AW16. Here are their inspirations...

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"The concept was to combine materials that are referencing equal parts organic materials and man made materials. In this case, we were referencing kelp and concrete. This acetate combination is a very tricky lamination technique, that includes mixed finishing processes as well as mixed materials. The warm green kelp material forms the interior base of the laminate, and receives a high polished, glossy finish. The outside front and temple material will be the textured grey tortoise material, with a soft touch matte finish, referencing cool grey concrete. The juxtaposition of materials and finishes yields a very unique, masculine collection. This collection will be rendered in five of our best men’s frames, available in limited releases through 2016."-- Raen design team