Extra cool. Extra fine. Extra luxe. It’s all about the details—YOU’RE IN LUXE.
Introducing the luxe collection of sunnies made from extra-fine materials + dressed up in extra-good features. Premium frames, luxe details, polarized lenses for just $85.
Go behind our new collection with product designers Colleen + Adesha.
The design process starts by identifying key runway looks. Then, our in-house designers break down those trends, make mood boards, and sketch to ensure each frame is thoughtfully created with our squad (and quality) in mind.
Our Product Team went straight up premium developing each style’s construction + components when designing the Luxe Collection. They incorporated the most high-end acetates, lenses, and hardware for that head-turning look + feel.
Add something extra to your frame with new jewellery. Even more 14k gold plated pieces meant to be mixed, matched, and fully stacked. Necklaces, charms, and earrings are starting at $25.Go behind the drip with product designers Colleen + Adesha.
The design process starts by identifying key runway looks. Then, our designers break down those trends, make mood boards, and sketch to ensure each piece is thoughtfully designed with our squad (and quality) in mind.
Each piece is designed to layer on the drip, adding something extra to our squad’s snapshot style. When people are spending more time seeing each other from the waist up, we wanted people to express their selfies with glasses and jewellery—real pants not required.
This International Women’s Day, we’re challenging the way things have always looked. Buck the system. See positive change. Envision a brighter future. Donated over £80,000 GBP to non-profits around the world, including Girls Out Loud in the UK.
We talked to founder, Jane Kenyon, for a short Q/A about guiding + empowering girls to succeed.
QUAY: FIRST OF ALL—WHO ARE YOU + WHAT ARE YOU ALL ABOUT? JANE: I am Jane Kenyon, a serial entrepreneur, intuitive coach, inspirational speaker, author, and Founder of the UKs’ social enterprise Girls Out Loud. I am passionate about potential and equality, and this drives my aspirations and activities. For the past 25 years, I have worked exclusively with women and teenage girls, helping them to find their voice, recognize their potential, and step up and shine. Our Big Sister mentoring initiative harnesses female role models from all walks of life to be a mentor to a 12/13-year-old girl for a year. It is a joy to watch both the girls and their mentors blossom over their year together, learning and sharing each other’s potential and challenges.
Q: THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY OFFICIAL THEME IS CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOUR ORGANISATION? J: I love this theme; for me, it works on three levels. Choose to challenge yourself—to own your gifts, to demand equality and to be heard. On a company level—choose to challenge the inequality in the structure, culture, and leadership. And thirdly, on a societal level—choose to challenge the way women are portrayed, positioned, and treated in the world.
Q: WHAT DOES BEING AN ADVOCATE + WHAT DRIVES YOUR DECISION MAKING? J: It is my legacy, my passion, my purpose. I want every woman and girl to feel empowered, in control of her life and her destiny. I want her to know her value, be true to herself, and know she is enough. I want her to progress and prosper, harnessing her feminine wisdom, accepting zero tolerance on violence, harassment, or sexism, and have a sense of sisterhood, so we all shine together. I want her to be a woman of gumption!
In partnership with model, activist, and new mother, Ashley Graham, this International Women’s Day, we’re challenging the way things have always looked. Buck the system. See positive change. Envision a brighter future.
Our LET IT BE LIT campaign for March is centred around the space between URL and IRL, with the idea that as people make their way back out into the world, it’s with a renewed sense of self-expression and the notion that CONFIDENCE IS QUAY—a tagline for us and one of Ashley’s personal affirmations.
We sat down with Ashley to talk about this year’s International Women’s Day theme, advocating for inclusivity, invoking confidence, and her faves from our March photoshoot. Read the Q/A below.
Plus, as part of the campaign—and in an ongoing commitment to philanthropy and cause efforts to support the self-expression, confidence, and well-being of their global community—we’re choosing to wear cause with confidence for International Women’s Day. Donating over £80,000 to non-profit organisations around the world that empower, inspire, and equip young girls to succeed + be bold, including Girls Out Loud in the UK, Rev’elles in France, and Girls Inc. in the US.
From sweatsuits and power suits, to whatever suits your mood, we’ve got the quays to take your look to the next level. Wear it with confidence starting at £39. Shop new arrivals.
Q/A WITH ASHLEY GRAHAM
Quay: First of all—who are you + what are you all about?
Ashley: I’m Ashley Graham and I’m a model, host, wife, and new mom to my son Isaac. In everything I do, I work to give people everywhere the courage to make real, positive changes in their lives by breaking down barriers, building confidence, and most importantly, owning who you are.
Q: You’ve always been an advocate for women in so many ways—what does being an advocate for other women mean to you?
A: Being an advocate means supporting one another, using our voices to spark change and creating opportunities that lift and celebrate those around you. It also means being a good listener and cheerleader for your friends, sisters, and other women in your community on a regular basis.
Q: This year’s International Women’s Day official theme is CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE. What does it mean for you + what are some things you choose to challenge?
A: It’s incredibly important for everyone to see realistic portrayals of women and curvy bodies on billboards, tv, and in brand campaigns, and I’ll continue to challenge the status quo and advocate for inclusivity and representation in fashion, entertainment, and beyond.
Q: You’re a woman in a position of power. What does that privilege mean to you, and what drives your decision making?
A: As a public figure, I’m committed to using my voice and platform to offer space for conversations around body positivity and empower others.
Q: Who are the women that inspire you?
A: My mom Linda is the strongest person I know, and she inspires me endlessly. She has always lifted me up and encouraged me to be my best self.
Q: The idea that CONFIDENCE IS QUAY is at the center of everything we do at Quay. How has your definition of confidence changed over the years?
A: We all have moments of self-doubt, and there’s been plenty of times where I have felt less than confident, but I truly believe that we all have the power of confidence within us. Incredible things will happen once you start to trust in YOU.
Q: On that same note—what is one thing you would tell your younger self?
A: Doors will close, and you’ll hear a lot of no’s throughout your life but keep believing in yourself and trust in the process!
Q: Self-expression is at the core of the Quay brand, which Quay styles are you drawn to, and how do they make you feel when you put them on?
A: I LOVE an aviator look, and really gravitated towards HIGH KEY TWO-TONE to add a little edge to my looks. I also like a big sunglasses moment for some extra glamour—COFFEE RUN really stand out.
Q: How has your style evolved over the years, and what impact, if any, has motherhood had on your style choices?
A: Since becoming a new mom and working from home, I’ve opted for more stylish yet convertible pieces that are easy to mix and match and can dress up (or dress down) any look. I have to prepare for different types of scenarios throughout the day—working moms know what I’m talking about!
Q: As we've transitioned into a more connected world, where we increasingly interact virtually, how have glasses and accessories played into your screenshot style?
A: Glasses, accessories, and some light glam have definitely helped freshen up my Zoom looks during quarantine. Cute glasses or a bold lip are the perfect for a quick and low-lift, especially on days when putting on real clothes is such a struggle.
We believe that COMMUNITY IS QUAY + all people—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or creed—deserve respect, opportunity, and love. This idea is central to everything we do at Quay because we are nothing without the unique, diverse group of individuals internally + externally who are part of our global community.
We will continue to envision a brighter future with the power of our voice, our dollars, and our actions.
See all the ways YOU are helping us give back in 2021:
COME THRU FOR GOOD – INSPIRING ALL GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD Our Style for Good series supported cause with confidence—envisioning a brighter future + supporting the next generation by donating 100% of proceeds from COME THRU. We raised over $5,000 USD + donated a total of $100,000 USD to Girls Inc, a non-profit within the United States and Canada that provides mentoring relationships, safe spaces, and evidence-based programming to girls ages 5-18.
HATEISAVIRUS – SUPPORTING RACIAL JUSTICE In support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community, we transitioned our round-up feature in March to help #HATEISAVIRUS, a US nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate. So far, our community has helped raise $10,000 USD.
NIGHTFALL FOR GOOD –SUPPORTING SOCIAL JUSTICE + MENTAL HEALTH Our Style for Good series in February supported Black History Month in the US + Mardi Gras in Australia, donating 100% of proceeds from Nightfall. For a total of $25,000 USD to the NAACP LDF, America's premier legal organisation fighting for racial justice + $15,000 AUD to Minus18, an organisation that aims to improve the lives of the LGBTQIA+ youth through events, education, and empowerment across Australia.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH - SUPPORTING RACIAL JUSTICE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND EDUCATION
In honour of Black History Month in the US, we donated $25,000 USD to the following organisations for the continued support in the fight for racial justice, mental health, and education for members of our community:
Therapy for Black Men: An American organisation working to help change the narrative around Black men seeking mental health support, helping them find the resources they need.
Therapy for Black Girls: A US-based online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
Plus, we provided 300 pairs of blue light glasses to Black Girls Code, an organisation based in New York + the Bay Area dedicated to teaching girls ages 7-17 about computer programming and digital technology.
JANUARY 26 IN AUSTRALIA - SUPPORTING SOCIAL JUSTICE In partnership with Clothing the Gap, we helped amplify the voices of members of the Australian Aboriginal Community, continuing the conversation about January 26 + committing our dollars with a $15,000 AUD donation to The Healing Foundation—an Australia-based Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by the impact of colonisation + actions like the forced removal of children from their families.
BLUEPRINT FOR GOOD – SUPPORTING COVID RELIEF EFFORTS This year we continued our Style for Good series, which designates a day each month to feature a bestselling style that gives back to a charity. This past January we kicked it off by giving proceeds from BLUEPRINT to the American Nurses Foundation. Together, we donated $10,000 USD to this organisation that advocates for the wellbeing + success of nurses like those on the frontlines fighting COVID-19.
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