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Bringing the unexpected to eyewear

With a line of family members having practiced in the field of optometry, a young visionary from London was influenced to explore a more innovative, creative side to optics. Jason Kirk and his wife Karen, are the duo behind the eyewear brand Kirk Originals. With a warm smile, and wearing “Joni” glasses from his Sculpture collection, Kirk sat down with me at Toronto’s Karir boutique to open my own eyes to his latest projects. The Kinetic, Saturn, Sculpture, Kirk Heroes and sunglasses collections are all part of his latest designs, derived from a list of things he and Karen love. “It’s just stuff we remember throughout our lives that have made us smile,” Kirk says. On that list: furniture, cars, places they’ve been to, pictures, paintings, sculptures, art, films and toys. There’s plenty of variety when it comes to a pair of Kirk Originals. Every colour combination imaginable has been carefully mingled together alongside creative designs you can’t find anywhere else. The array of colours is influenced by a box of glasses his grandfather made in the 1950s and ‘60s. With his family …