Since 1979, Le Specs has become renowned globally for its iconic and innovative sunglass collections at an affordable price. With a reputation as the ultimate summer accessory, Le Specs developed an international cult following and has become a true trendsetter in the global fashion market. Always looking left of centre, Le Specs has become renowned for its daring and exhilarating collaborations with many of the world’s most acclaimed designers and artists such as Anthony Lister, Adam Selman and Craig and Karl.
Based in Sydney, and hailing from a small beach-side town in Australia, Hamish Tame is the designer behind cult international eyewear brand Le Specs, and also Creative Director at Sunshades Eyewear. An icon since the eighties, Le Specs was relaunched in 2006 under the direction of Tame, who has more than 16 years of expertise in the eyewear industry. The brand has since become an international leader in the fashion eyewear market, renowned for its daring and exhilarating designs, and unexpected collaborations with many of the world’s most acclaimed designers, artists and retailers.
The power of celebrities is vital in this socially connected world, with Le Specs worn by some of the most recognised and influential personalities internationally, the brand has garnered a cult following with the world’s fashion elite.Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner, Beyonce, Nick Jonas, Olivia Palermo, Gigi and Bella Hadid or Meghan Markle are regularly spotted wearing Le Specs, significantly elevating the brand in the marketplace.
Also on the German market the cult of Le Specs is gaining speed with fashion bloggers and influencers such as Caro Dauer, Leonie Hanne and the twins Lisa and Lena (more than 15m followers on Instagram) wearing the brand’s products.
Le Specs continues to build on its international success, now available in over 90 countries worldwide and is stocked in leading retailers including Net A Porter, Nordstrom, Opening Ceremony, Selfridges, Matches, Shopbop, Kith and Bergdorf Goodman. In 2020 the product lines Mainline, Handmade, Luxe Line and Optical are extended by the lines Alternate Fit and styles of the sustainable collection LE SUSTAIN. Promising collaborations with amongst others the designer Christian Cowan are waiting aside of an extended men line and more polarized options.