The Chrome Hearts Eyewear Story
Established in 1988, Chrome Hearts began with motorcycle-enthusiasts Richard and Laurie-Lynn Stark's appreciation of fine leather riding gear.
The duo got their start making leather riding pants for friends and extended family, but quickly found international fame for their extremely high-quality, edgy, biker-inspired fashion and accessories, especially their exquisite hand-made jewelry featuring sterling silver, 22K gold, platinum, gemstones and their trademark fleur-de-lys, dagger and floral cross designs.
From Luxury Clothing to Luxury Eyewear
The Chrome Hearts Eyewear Collection reflects the same level of attention-to-detail and materials found in Richard and Laurie Lynn's line of luxury jewelry and clothing.
The standard development cycle for new Chrome Hearts eyewear is between 6 to 7 months. The first Chrome Hearts eyewear collection required over 19 months of intensive design, research and development to ensure a flawless product.
No Expense Spared
No detail or cost was spared in creating this one-of-a-kind eyewear collection. The extensively detailed tooling required to produce each piece, as well as the use of a multitude of exotic materials, makes Chrome Hearts one of the most expensive eyewear collections ever produced.
For Richard Stark, maintaining the impeccable quality of his original hand-made clothing and accessories was critical when overseeing the design the Chrome Hearts eyewear collection.
Individual Works of Art
Exotic woods, fine leathers, precious stones and sterling silver decorations were combined with the latest innovations in optical technology, metallurgy, and laser engraving to create one of the most world's most unique lines of luxury eyeglasses and sunglasses. Each Chrome Heart is like an individual work of art, and past designs continue to be highly sought after by collectors.
In 2004, the IOFT "Frame of the Year" award was given to Chrome Hearts for their "Red Riot" sunglass.
THE Eyewear for People Who Appreciate Eyewear
Since then, Chrome Hearts eyewear has been seen on not only on celebrities and musicians, but also fashionistas, hipsters, artists and individuals who appreciate truly fine-made eyewear that expresses their unique individuality.
The Chrome Hearts eyewear collection is available at Chrome Hearts stores in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Malibu, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris and London, as well as exclusively-selected optical boutiques such as Urban Optiques.