They used to call it the ‘Four-Eyes Club’. The awkward geeky group of kids tagged with the stigma of being a bookworm simply because of their deteriorating eyesight. Erkel was their anti-hero, his bright red, thick-rimmed spectacles the height of anti-fashion.
Oh, how times have changed. These days the hipsters are donning the formerly geeky look en masse. Accessorising with thick-rimmed glasses in outlandish colours.
Funkis, the Swedish fashion and homewares brand, is currently bringing Thorberg Design to the Australian market with a range of colourful reading glasses for men and women.
These ultra affordable spectacles come in a number of timeless designs, with 0-3.5 magnification for those who have trouble reading the fine print. And they’re also suitable for prescription lenses.
Habitus Deputy Editor, Nicky Lobo, visited the home of Funkis owner and founder Carina Engstrom-Gibb in the latest issue Habitus #14, on newsstands 7 December, 2011. Get your copy to read the full story, or subscribe to Habitus here.