COCO & BREEZY
Twin Sisters Coco and Breezy boldly proclaim that “eyewear is always your outfit”
Coco was a couple of minutes late for our Skype interview, until she realized she was actually on Breezy’s account. She says this happens quite a lot since the twin sisters shared a single telephone and computer, with a joint e-mail account, until relatively recently.
Despite the obvious similarities, the sisters have discovered their individual strengths and struck a balance between being best friends and business partners. Breezy is creative and outspoken and takes care of most of the design process, while Coco, with her attention to detail and way with words, handles the business side of things.
Coco and Breezy started collecting vintage frames as teenagers as a way to ward off bullies. The glasses they wore offered a sense of security and eventually this notion became the basis for their brand which they launched in 2009 after moving to New York. From their home in Brooklyn, you can catch the pair enjoying a ride around the neighborhood on their matching bikes, but Coco will proudly let you in on a little secret, she rides a fixie, while her sister’s is free.
Today, Coco and Breezy, the brand they named after themselves, incorporates their distinctive styles and passion for geometry, art, and making a statement, and most of all, epitomizes their shared perspective that “eyewear is the outfit” and the rest of the clothing sort of falls into place after that.
This article originally appeared in the DESIGN & MATERIAL issue // published in September 2015.