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ic! Berlin, Part I

Eyewear
Art, Fashion, Inspiration
ic! Berlin's Zahara sunglasses
I was a little nervous when I got off the M train in Queens and headed to ic! Berlin's office on Steinway Street to review their eyewear for their upcoming collaborative project with students at FIT.  I grew up less than 2 miles away from there: I knew the area and its fashion history well.

I was raised in Queensbridge projects during the late 70s and early 80s when hip-hop, rap, and urban culture went from inner street life to main street life.  Before the big music deals and integration of urban style into fashion in the 80s, on weekends rappers were spittin' rhymes and everyone in the neighborhood was experimenting with style in fresh, innovative ways in Queensbridge's "River Park" and "Baby Park."

Visiting the office of ic! Berlin in New York evoked the creative spirit of those days.
ic! Berlin's S52- Wedding sunglasses
Elegant and lightweight, ic! Berlin's eyewear feels good the moment you put them on.  Their meticulously crafted frames evoke confidence and beauty.  They have a range of styles that are strategically cut on precisely measured angles to flatter many different types of faces. Experts at color theory, they select hues for their frames and tints that enhance complexions across the rainbow.  

ic! Berlin, Claude - Electric Blue

Founded in 1999, ic! Berlin is a privately owned company managed by Ralph Anderl.  Their headquarters is in Berlin and they have offices in Tokyo and New York.




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