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Neil Bardon sits down with Clutch Magazine of Japan for an exclusive designer portrait for their Summer 2017 "Cool Style Interior" issue.
Founder, Neil Bardon photographed for GQ during NYFW outside of Dune Studios in the Financial District.
Saint Rita Parlor eyewear featured during Mens Day at the launch of NYFW.
St. Louis native Neil Bardon began as the former drummer of Lapush and has since evolved further into a sought-after designer of haute eyewear. His Los Angeles-based shop, Saint Rita Parlor, is deeply rooted in history and personal experience, as his grandmother Rita inspires every product line. The result is a showcase of beautifully nostalgic, unique pieces that have been featured in Pepsi ads and seen on celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Ted Danson and Chuck Inglish.
At home with Neil Bardon, Founder & Creative Director of Saint Rita Parlor. We recently caught up with Neil Bardon, creator of Saint Rita Parlor to discuss the inspiration behind the brand and what the future has in store.
The "Midland" duo is jazzed about items "that are personal to us," Appel said, such as Vicky Calabaza pottery from New Mexico and Zuni fetish carvings. They excitedly point out sunglasses packaged in hand-stitched leather cases and a unisex perfume, all by downtown-based Saint Rita Parlor. "We're really into scents now," Harris said.
HAPPENING in DTLA | LOS ANGELES BASED BRAND SAINT RITA PARLOR POP-UP CONCEPT STORE in EAST INDUSTRIAL DTLA
Inspired by history and heritage, Los Angeles based concept brand Saint Rita Parlor discloses a story of family lineage and creates an intimacy between designer and consumer that creates a unique experience for the experience for the viewer to be apart of. After making waves last year with its freshman collection and reaching global recognition in niche luxury. Saint Rita Parlor, is more than just a fashion brand. It is a feeling. An intangible moment. The concept brand itself possesses a nostalgic spirit that makes each handcrafted piece feel like a cherished heirloom. This weekend, everyone was invited to acquire a piece of this heritage with the grand opening of their flagship concept store in East Industrial DTLA when they debuted their sophomore collection, "The Florissant Collection."
Our clear 1072 optical eyewear making their second national television appearance, this time for the Pepsi "out of the blue" campaign, which debuted during The Grammys.
It was a record-breaking night for attendance and talent at Saint Louis Fashion Week’s highly anticipated runway show featuring some of the fashion industry’s most respected designers. Runway pros Yigal Azrouël, Tess Giberson and Timo Weiland took over the Midway at Union Station, presenting their impressive Spring 2015 collections to a sold-out crowd of St. Louis’ top fashion fans, professionals, business leaders (from the likes of Wells Fargo, Husch Blackwell and more) and VIPs. The best part? Men’s fashion was well represented with a stellar showing of fashion-forward pieces from both Weiland on the runway, and St. Louis native, Neil Bardon of Saint Rita Parlor, during the cocktail hour.
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