Warby Parker Collaborates with Super Stylist Leith Clark

Zoe Kazan models the collaboration

Zoe Kazan models the collaboration

Warby Parker is already your go-to brand for shades and frames, especially if you’re into their brand of thick, hipster-approved frames  and try-before-you-buy retail method (that is, if you prefer not to visit one of the label’s brick-and-mortar shops in L.A., New York, or Boston). Warby Parker is no stranger to collabs, but to up the brand’s fashion quotient, they’ve teamed with stylist Leith Clark, known for her work in Harper’s Bazaar UK and Italian Vogue and starting her own mag, Lula. The capsule collection perfectly exemplifies the Clark look, which will have girls everywhere running in their Mary Janes right to their computers.

Leith Clark x Warby Parker Willow

Leith Clark x Warby Parker Willow frame

“I like the 1960s, librarians, nerdy girls,” said Clark. “I like glasses you had when you were a kid — or that your dad wore when you were a kid — and wearing them now.”

Clark has recently announced her departure from Lula, the magazine she founded and where she’s spent the last eight years as an editor. For the past 17 issues, she’s styled girls in that nearly unattainable combination of twee, quirk and pretty that’s become synonymous with Zooey Dechanel, Ellen Page, Aubrey Plaza and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

She ran the magazine in addition to styling girls for the red carpet and maintaining relationships with huge international magazines, but she’s now opting to focus her energies on other projects. The new ventures that she’s pursuing include a new enterprise called Violet and this collab with Warby Parker. Just like the pastel-hued pages of Lula, the capsule collection is perfect for girls that prefer kitty pumps to Louboutins and wear glasses whether or not they need to.

Leith Clark x Warby Parker Wednesday

Leith Clark x Warby Parker Wednesday sunglasses

The collection, which is available now, is modeled by Lula Fall/Winter 2013 cover girl and Ruby Sparks star Zoe Kazan. Consisting of five styles, which include optical and sunglass frames, the collection draws on vintage shapes — think cat-eye and round — with a sweet edge. The pearl-framed Aurora and bright blue Marva are sure to be librarian approved and the sunglass frames have lens options that include saccharine-sweet hues such as purple and pink for the ultimate cute girl touch.

“I like pearls, brass, opera glasses,” adds Clark. “Everything being all violet. I like seeing the world with a pretty pink tint to it.”

The collection retails for just $145, and like all other purchases from Warby Parker, the brand will donate a pair to someone in need for every purchase you make. In addition, a percentage from each sale will go to charity Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign that works with American girls to raise awareness and money for UN programs that provide opportunities to girls around the world.

For more information, visit Warby Parker’s official Web site.

Images courtesy Warby Parker

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.