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Style and Substance - The AHLEM x Jorden Bickham Collaboration Exclusive to Seekers

March 8, 2023

Seekers have the only pair of the AHLEM x Jorden Bickham Collaboration frames in Australia.

A total of 170 frames were made in 3 colours - of the 100 in Dry Pampas we have #83.

The design collaboration is the coming together of fashion’s foremost in design and style. Ahlem Manai-Platt is the Paris-born LA-based designer behind AHLEM eyewear. Jorden Bickham is a NY-based stylist, creative director, and fashion editor, contributing fashion editor of AMERICAN VOGUE and fashion director of VOGUE.COM.

Following a brief interaction, Ahlem Manai-Platt intuitively approached Jorden Bickham and over far-reaching conversation their values, interests and passions aligned in social and political justice. That’s why these frames were created to express strength, versatility, individuality, and joy. The result being sunglasses that innovate on the classic pilot frame shape.

Committed to these values, Jordan, a longtime ally of the Queer community suggested the collaboration support G.L.I.T.S. Inc (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society). That’s why 100% of proceeds from sales will go to G.L.I.T.S. Inc, providing TLGBQIA+ and BIPOC individuals with access to healthcare and housing services, among other basic human rights. The organisations work is multifaceted and active in pursuing systemic and economic change, fighting for people facing intersecting oppressions and discrimination, in a holistic way. Founder Ceyenne Doroshow is a powerful advocate for Black, POC, Trans and LGBTQIA+ community, a powerful individual.

It’s no surprise the sunglasses are modelled by diverse individuals of varied experiences. The photoshoot features 9 portraits accompanied by brief bio’s, celebrating the universality of the design. Lastly, the photo’s were photographed by non-binary and queer photographer Soraya Zaman (Australian born NY-based).

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