One warm evening last week, I paid a visit to a charming, light-filled garden studio in Bloomsbury. The space is home to LARKE optics - an exciting new eyewear label, launched a matter of weeks ago by Laura Nicholson. Larke's frames, made from Italian acetate, are handcrafted by a small, family run workshop here in the UK, where skilled artisans expertly combine age-old production methods with the finest modern technology. Rich colours, elegant shapes and subtle details are all in abundance in the label's first collection. Find Larke's frames at Darkroom on Lamb's Conduit Street. Personally, I'm after Gill in horn. Now that's a striking pair of glasses.