Zanzan is an independent UK label producing handmade Italian eyewear
with a distinctive fashion sensibility.
I feel naked without my shades; forgetful and not quite myself. If I’m not actually wearing them I’ll definitely have a pair (or two) stashed in my handbag, or bicycle basket,
or pocket, or dashboard – come rain or shine, summer or winter. I think my addiction began in '90s NYC, where I rummaged for vintage pairs in the flea markets and thrift stores and discovered their power to distract from a cheap dress or a bad day.
And, at work in an ever-changing hyper-social fashion world, I relished my sunglasses’
dual powers: to costume and to shield. Protection. Some girls rely on shoes or the bag du jour. For me it’s shades that "complete" me. Whether I’m shooting, travelling,
biking across London or at fashion week or a film festival,
it’s my Zanzans that cross all worlds.