Siren’s Calling with KBL
KBL. Siren's Calling.
by Pascal Albandopulos
KBL is one of those fresh new labels that have become a favorite among many savvy opticians over the past few years. The initials KBL are reflective of the company philosophy: “Kind of Bohemian Lifestyle.” Some of the frames are named after the world’s greatest metropolitan cities and artist neighborhoods, including King’s Cross, Wynwood, and Liberty Island. For the special KBL signature touch, every frame features a proprietary hinge technology, an engraving of the Empire State Building in the temple tips, as well as a large variety of shapes and colorways.
This issue’s SPECTR Collection Shoot by photographer Pascal Albandopulos captures the world of KBL in all its color, expressiveness, style and cool. As the backdrop for the collection’s highlights, the German-Greek photographer and his team chose urban locations in the town of Thessaloniki. The graphic interplay of concrete city architecture and rugged stone walls are the perfect match for KBL’s urban vibe. In terms of shapes, the frames run the entire gamut – including round, square, panto, and aviator styles. The colorways are just as broad and diverse, supplemented by extravagant reflective lens tints. Kind of Bohemian – definitely kind of cool.