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Jefferies – KALEOS’ homage to Alfred Hitchcock
Everybody loves the experience: Fleeing inside a movie theater on a rainy day and cuddling up in a plush seat next to a loved one, chomping on popcorn while watching an exciting thriller. And speaking of thrillers, nobody sends tingles up your spine like the grandmaster of shock cinema, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, originator of the psycho killer genre. The luminary director single-handedly created the blueprint for an entire school of filmmaking with groundbreaking filming and editing techniques that are still often imitated to this day when it comes to making thrilling movies. Whether it’s original camera perspectives to emulate the first-person view of one of his characters, playing with film exposure or editing an entire movie without visible cuts – Hitchcock was at the forefront of a new movement in cinema.
One of the director’s highly rated masterpieces is the movie Rear Window. For a new limited edition, eyewear brand KALEOS EYEHUNTERS pays homage to Mr. Hitchcock by naming it after the movie’s main protagonist: Jefferies. Inspired by the master of psycho thriller movies, the Spanish label created a new frame shape in unique, bold style. The result is a frame that goes beyond classic shapes and solves several technical challenges in modern-day eyewear assembly along the way. The continuous frame is crafted from 2mm thick titanium via laser cuts while removing all nose padding, so the frame rests directly on the nose. The round lenses are reminiscent of a camera lens, while the pastel colorways are a tribute to the unsaturated hues of early hues of color films. This thrilling titanium sunglass model is available in a limited edition of 200 pieces and in five colorways. Fans of classic cinema – and others – will love the Jefferies as a dramatic and cinematographic frame that invites wearers with its lightness and bold shape to break with stylistic traditions and revolutionize pre-established conventions.
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