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July 30 2014

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graz’s 20-year plan

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“Eh, you know how it is with sunglasses,” says Graz Mulcahy. “You can never find a pair that looks good, and then when you do, theyre too expensive, but you buy them anyway, and then they break.” If Mulcahy has his way, his new line of sunglasses, Graz, will put the long-term fix to these familiar woes. The Sydney-based designer was instrumental in the launch of Ksubi sunglasses, and debuted his new brand in Australia this spring; the goal, he explains, is to keep the range small and focused on frames that feel instantly classic. “I’d like people to be wearing Graz in 20 years, the way they wear Wayfarers or aviators. And I’d also like the pairs I make to last long enough that they’re still around 20 years from now.” In the meantime, the first stateside appearance of Mulcahy’s two debut styles of shades is due to arrive at Barneys New York any day now, and optical pairs are in the works.

Photo: Courtesy of Graz

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