Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate likes to play around with colours and contrasts in their design approach. Still, when it comes to important matters like striving for sustainability or supporting minorities, they want to be all in.
With their newest collaboration on the Summer of Love pack with French ready-to-wear and sex-positive brand Carne Bollente, Ace & Tate shows you can have both: frivolous mindset and firm ideology. “The Summer of Love bundle pack is a symbolic invitation to exchange and share optimism and open-mindedness with others”, the Carne Team says of the project, “Explore your kinks and change your vision to welcome a new era! Life in pink always feels better.”
Experimentation with shapes and challenging gender-related status quo have been goals that Carne Bollente have focused on ever since 2014. They combine free-form streetwear with often scenic erotic illustrations to break through the notion of taboo, hoping that by provoking the mainstream mindsets on daily basis, sooner or later obscene will infiltrate everyday practices. On top of that, Carne strives for sustainability, switching to organic materials, centralising their production and operations sites.
Brands’ lovechild comes as a pack of two exclusive pieces and cute beach-friendly merch to complement the eyewear: an embroidered cap, a towel and a tote bag. The first design, Tomasso will literally let you see the world through rose-tinted glasses while keeping your cool. Thick, square black templates honour minimalistic 90s. It’s time to be both bold and breezy.
For those who love the classics but don’t mind a bit of drama, there’s Perla. An oversized, cashew-shaded frame with defined angles and coloured lenses which put a twist on the familiar shape. Divas are back for this summer season.
The Summer of Love bundle packs are available online and exclusively in four of Ace & Tate’s retail locations — Amsterdam Van Woustraat, London Brewer Street, Berlin Alte Schönhauser and Brussels Antoine Dansaertstraat.