Laibach & York // The Pride

On one of the rare sunny winter days in Amsterdam, Liam is wearing the model “Amsterdam Pride” from the Rare collection of Laibach & York. We created this photoshoot to support the LGTBQ community, which is probably clear with him waving his flag with pride. The same goes for this rare edition frame by Laibach, which is made out of 26 singular pieces of acetate, laminated together to create this rainbow look and celebrating Pride worldwide!

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These frames proved to be the hardest frames we’ve ever made, but I am so happy with how they turned out.

Blaž Oberč

All frames from their Rare collection support either a charity or are into current affairs. Their Carnica frame, for instance, features a black and gold striped acetate lamination, in support of the struggling bee community, where their TP2020 frame is fitted with a layer of toilet paper between two sheets of clear acetate. for obvious reasons. They also have an ultra-rare collection that comes in a very limited amount of colours, where only up to 24 pieces are made, sometimes even just a single piece!

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But most famous of course is their Capital collection, featuring 13 models in sometimes over 50 available colours. Their factory is able to create such an amazing diversity of colours due to their fast stock of vintage acetate, which besides being pretty, also has structural benefits.

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Laibach & York has been bench crafting eyewear for high profile clientele since 2013. They recently decided to create their own label and make it accessible to all. Their frames are created in their own factory in Ljubljana, Slovenia by skilled artisans and their designer Blaz, who has the amazing gift to draw basic commercial shapes and add its own special touch to make them into something unique.


Shooting: TEFdoesAMSTERDAM
Eyewear: Amsterdam Pride by Laibach & York
Models: Liam Weidema
Photographer: Jeroen Zorgdrager Fotografie


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Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded "International Optical Personality of the Year", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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