|Simon Jablon, Founder & Creative Director
Established in 1970, the Linda Farrow brand of luxury eyewear rose quickly to acclaim. Originally a fashion designer herself, Linda Farrow was one of the first to treat sunglasses as fashion, producing collection after cutting-edge collection, her finger always on the pulse of the times.
After a twenty-year hiatus, the Linda Farrow brand made its return in 2003, revived by the designer’s son, Simon Jablon when at 24-years-old he uncovered a collection of his Mother’s original designs. Initially re-launching the brand under the name Linda Farrow Vintage, the original archive offering quickly gained stockists at leading department stores such as Browns and Harvey Nichols. Unprecedented demand for the archive collection led Simon to revive the brand fully, beginning to create his own Linda Farrow eyewear which continues his Mother’s commitment to visionary design that forever pushes boundaries.
Today renowned for its collaborations with many of the world’s most acclaimed designers and its uncompromisingly luxurious mainline collections, Linda Farrow has established itself as one of the most exciting brands in fashion with over 30 standalone stores and concessions and 500 global wholesalers. With frequent celebrity sightings including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Rihanna, Beyonce, Kendall Jenner and Lady Gaga to name a few, and a list of new and exciting collaborations in the future, Linda Farrow’s pace shows no signs of abating.
1970, The brand is born
2004, First collaboration with Elley Kishimoto
2006, Collaboration with Jeremy Scott begins
2008, Dries van Noten collaboration launches
2009, First Hong Kong boutique opens
2013, 18k jewellery collection launches
2014, Collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim as worn by Rihanna in Lui magazine
2016, Chanel Iman in Linda Farrow on cover of Bazaar
2003, The brand is relaunched
2005, Harvey Nichols start stocking the brand
2006, First Vogue cover
2008, Collaboration with Raf Simmons launches
2010, Collaboration with Alexander Wang on the cover of Vogue
2013, London flagship opens
2015, Irina Shayk is the star of the SS'15 campaign