I had the pleasure Last Thursday night of attending the launch of Electric and Craig Anderson’s signature sunglass, Txoko. In the atmospheric basement of The Old Growler bar in Wooloomoolo, the distinctive frames came alive. The event was a reflection of Craig’s style with surfers, street dwellers and trendsetters alike joining the event, the frame made its grand entrance into the world of premium surf fashion.
ELECTRIC and Craig Anderson have launched the exclusive release of the Txoko in Australia, with a global release coming January 2015.
Uncompromising in attitude, Txoko and Craig Anderson transcend time and trend through a seldom found individuality and heightened sense for quality. Inspired by Craig’s style on water and land, Txoko is a stand alone eyewear design for Electric. Incorporating finely polished, hand cut acetate and forged metal temple arms, the collaboration combines classic inspiration and modern finishing. The fit is to Craig’s specifications and suits those who are looking for style on and off the beach.
“Since joining the Electric family, it’s been a pleasure wearing sunglasses designed by Kip Arnette and his team at Electric. The Reprise has been a favorite of mine for its shape and solid acetate frame, but I’ve always wanted something more unique to me which is what I tried to create with the Txoko. I can’t explain why something feels natural and comfortable, be it an item of clothing or an accessory but similarly, I can’t explain why the Txoko feels right to me. All I knew was that
I wanted clean, wearable lines and a timeless quality elements that I was lucky enough to incorporate via the Electric design team. I’m excited to introduce the Txoko.” –Craig Anderson
ABOUT CRAIG ANDERSON
Craig Anderson, the South African born goofy-footer currently residing in Merewether Newcastle, Australia, has casually evolved a truly postmodern approach to riding waves. Making progressive, do-it-all surfing look efforless, Craig’s style is becoming iconic and unmistakable in the crowded line ups across the globe. He moves the proverbial lifestyle needle on land as well with his attention to detail and taste for unparalleled individuality making Craig more than just a wave slider.
Electric is a global, premium sport and lifestyle accessory brand rooted in Southern California’s rich action sports, music, art and customisation culture. Electric designs and markets an extensive line of watches, sunglasses,
snow goggles, snow helmets, bags, apparel and accessories throughout the globe. In 2011, Electric became part of the Kering group, a world leader in apparel and accessories.
by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme