Eastern States Eyewear introduces Randees Kandees, the industry’s first sunglass collection designed entirely by an artist. Designed by New York City talent, Randee Bassen, Randees Kandees is a full scale sunglass collection that will be distributed under ESE’s Exces Eyewear umbrella. Combining her unique talents as an artist with her original views of fashion, Randee has created a collection that features a wide array of vivid plastic colors gracing several eclectic, youthful designs. With statement making shapes and bold treatments that include metal enhancements, contoured cuts and rhinestones, Randees Kandees are perfect for women seeking a fun pair of summer sunglasses.
“I’ve always loved eyewear – I grew up surrounded by it since my father has always worked in ‘the industry’. When ESE approached me to create a collection, it was a natural fit for me so I jumped at the chance,” explains Randee. “Similar to my art, my fashion taste has always been a bit funky and very colorful. I wanted these ideals to come through with every frame design. Also, I knew that I needed to design sunglasses that I would love to wear!”
Merchandising materials include a six piece display that features a rendering of an original Randees Kandees painting. The painting itself features an abstract silhouette of model RK1.
“My art typically consists of canvas paintings influenced by abstract and cubism styles,” explains Randee, “I create sculptures, installations, post modern collages and jewelry as well. I also love taking interesting retired items or accessories and turning them into decorative or wearable collectible pieces.”