LEISURE SOCIETY | SPRING COLLECTION 2017

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Shane Baum chose not only an historical but also a very unique inspirational source for his latest Spring 2017 collection: Ama – the pearl diving mermaids of Japan. With his new collection, Baum pays homage to the tradition of this exeptional culture of pearl hunting and to all the free-diving women of the sea.

The preservation of the Ama free-diving heritage and not losing the historical technique to the modernization of catching pearls, heavily relates to Baum’s aberration to disposable fashion. Only using heirloom fine quality materials like gold-plated titanium, polarized CR-39 lenses with a hydrophobic and diamond-cast coating – Baum carefully crafted 3 frames (Ceylon, Akoya, Saville) and 2 new colors (Onyx, Pearl). To complete the collection, there are 2 additional frames (Gambier, Cortez) along with the design of 2 new acetate clips.

If you are eager, to get a closer look at the new frames – which are by the way named after a historically rich pear bedded island, an oyster known for pearl cultivation and William Saville-Kent, a British marine biologist – make sure to visit Leisure Society and Shane Baum at Silmo in Paris.

A closer look

CEYLON - Silver / Black
SAVILLE | PEARL_ROSEGOLD
AKOYA | TORTOISE_GOLD
CORTEX | BLK_SLV
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