L EYES - SAMOAN RANGE/FDKNS TRIBUTE
Poly entrepreneurs Dave Parker from Parker Films (Samoan) and Martin Coromandel (Maori) who owns & runs eyewear company L Eyes with his wife Allies in Brisbane, have collaborated on the 'Samoan Range' of eyewear to showcase the love for their culture.
L.Eyes is a small family business originally from New Zealand but now residing in Australia. They wanted to bring a product like no other to the eyewear market and have a number of Maori inspired designs in their eyewear catalogue and range.
The Samoan range which Dave has teamed up with them on, officially dropped at midnight/early hours this morning and can be purchased at the L Eyes Website here - https://www.leyesstore.com/collections/685-range/products/samoan-range
The frames were designed by Martin's brother Jared using the Samoan patterns from Dave's sleeve and each pair is handmade with unique wooden temples by L.EYES. Dave says it'll be the last time they do these specific designs and there's a limited number of stock so you'll need to get in quick if you'd like to purchase a pair.
Prior to the Samoan Range release they had the chance to work with different Samoan artists in Queensland to promote the unique range of eyewear such as Tha Movement (rapper) Calvin Pritchard (singer/rapper) Alex Mate Tuaoi (Painter) Randy from No Money Enterprise (rapper) Iese Pouhila (fashion model) Eno$ and J Deezy F from Lawless Entertainment (rap artists) And lastly FDKNS - who feature in the video above and paid tribute to Jo “Dare” FDKNS who passed away recently.