A little Brooklyn love…
After their successful debut season, Brooklyn based eyewear label, Contego is back with their new Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 collection simply entitled “Season 2″.
The collection introduces three quite distinctive cool new shapes as well as great new colorways, ranging from classic black to “Woodgrain” to a unique monotone tortoise (“Black Tortoise”). As in the previous season each shape is named after a Nobel Prize winner in Literature: The Bellow (Saul Bellow), The Llosa (Mario Vargas Llosa) and The Hemingway (Ernest Hemingway).
Each frame is handcrafted and features stainless steel optical spring optical hinges for increased durability and comes beautifully packaged. Checkout the new additions below.
“Named after the American Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow and designed to represent his individualist outlook on life and the uniqueness of the big, larger-than-life heroes found in his writing.”
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat”.
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954 was awarded to Ernest Hemingway “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style”.
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1907 was awarded to Rudyard Kipling “in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author”.