A look into

Flor, Anthony, Laurent, Gina, Axel, Mathias, Mariona, Nicolas, Alex, Sam, Arianna, Joel, Gonzalo are the protagonists of our first series of « identities », a visual chronicle of individuals that incarnate our quest for timeless aesthetics, strong personality, unique beauty, beautiful humanity, perfect imperfection, naked sensitivity.
Whether they find their inspiration in art, music or iconic individuals, our sunglasses and spectacles only pretend to be the physical frame of each individual’s peculiar beauty.

Identités by Alfred Kerbs eyewear. ALEX

Age 26
Spirit animal Rat
A city New York
A color Black
Accomplished dream Falling in love
Dream to be accomplished Making a living doing only what I’m passionate about
Favorite novel De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
A meal I adore pizza above all things
What does “identity” mean to you? It is what makes you be who you are, what you’re made of. The outcome is the sum of all the experiences, ideologies and ways of understanding the world you’ve had.
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? I think identity is way more than any piece of clothes or accessory you can wear. Even then, your personal style helps connecting with those things you believe in and, in some way, they reaffirm you. Fashion and the way you dress help you manifest who you are.
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Not at all. I use fashion to reaffirm myself, not to become another person.
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Andrea
Describe yourself in three words Romantic, voluble and decadent.
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? Alfred is someone practical and rational, modern and contemporary at the same time. Simple but elegant.

Age 25
Spirit animal I feel like a black jaguar lately
A city Paris
A color Blue
Accomplished dream Being a psychologist
Dream to be accomplished To be an art therapist
Favorite novel The Eyes of My Princess by Mexican author Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sanchez.
A meal Pizza or good veggies.
What does “identity” mean to you? For me Identity means how you feel about where you came from, and how you use that in your daily life to being you.
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? Clothes and accessories for me are extremely important. I see the same in my mother since I was a child, she has a big closet, a lot of shoes and purses, every time we went out it was like a show for me to see her dressing up. Now I see myself doing almost the same and it is a little annoying even for myself because every day I need to find the perfect clothes for my mood, if I don’t find that I’m not confortable and that affects me a lot.
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Yes, I use them to play. It is always part of the process.
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? I think I keep mine I like Arianna.
Describe yourself in three words Sensitive, sensitive, sensitive.
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? I imagine a middle aged man, very handsome, and with a lot of style.

Age 41
Spirit animal Sometimes I would like to be a sloth, sometimes a wolf
A city Barcelona, my home
A color Red is red
Accomplished dream I have been lucky enough to find my other half…
Dream to be accomplished Reach the end of it
Favorite novel I had such an amazing time reading Ken Follett, Pillars of the Earth
A meal Animal instinct, I love grilled sausages on barbecue
What does “identity” mean to you? I think it englobes the whole ‘you’, by that I mean who you are, your personality, all the signals, messages and feelings you send to others, truth
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? Yes, of course, especially sunglasses 😉
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Not really the identity, but it definitely helps to change the spirit or state of mind
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? No thank you, I love mine!
Describe yourself in three words I am kind, I am serious, and I (think I am) young
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? No need to imagine, I just need to look into a mirror to see him 😉

Age 20
Spirit animal swan
A city Sant Llorenç de la Muga, the village where I spend my summers
A color Light blue, yellow, lilac
Accomplished dream Go to Japan, this was my dream when I was little
Dream to be accomplished Return to Japan
Favorite novel I have not read many novels, but the last one I have read I like it a lot; Ni d’Ève Ni Adam by Amélie Nothomb
A meal It’s difficult to choose just one! Mmm… my grandmother’s Christmas “escudella” (soup)
What does “identity” mean to you? Identity is the set of characteristics that one has. The combination of these is what distinguishes us from each other and makes us unique and recognizable.
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? Yes. What I like is part of one of these characteristics that define my self, so what I choose to wear also is. It is a reflection of our personality, ideology and tendencies.
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Sometimes, I find it amusing. I like to create new characters of my self using clothes as starting point, but at the end all these changes are part of my identity as well.
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Valentina. It sounds beautiful and I also like the meaning of “courageous woman”. Even so, I am not sure if I would like to change it for mine.
Describe yourself in three words  Expressive, doubtful, friendly
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? Alfred Kerbs lives in Berlin. He is 30 years old. Alfred is very lively and charismatic, he travels a lot and where he goes always makes new friends. He is in the design world. Obviously he wears glasses 😉

Age  21
Spirit animal Elephant
A city Bisáu
A color Garnet
Accomplished dream Studying what I wanted
Dream to be accomplished Being able to live from what I’m passionate about, liking my job so much that it doesn’t feel like a job. I want to have the freedom and availability to travel a lot and be happy with everything I do.
Favorite novel After Dark by Haruki Murakami
A meal The fish with rice and peanut sauce that my dad makes
What does “identity” mean to you? To me “identity” is acting, thinking and moving being aware of what you are feeling in every moment, in harmony with the heart, without a script or social guidelines. That your appearance and what you truly are complement each other and create a total you.
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? They help building it but they are just a little part of what I understand as identity.
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Yes, I like adopting new styles depending on my mood and the energy I have.
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Kaisa
Describe yourself in three words Creative, fighter and loving.
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? A forty-year-old man. Tall, attractive, with combed hair and a moustache.

Age 44
Spirit animal Cat
A city Barcelona
A color Blue
Accomplished dream  Doing what I love most of the time
Dream to be accomplished  Doing what I love the rest of the time
Favorite novel  Il poema dei lunatici by Ermanno Cavazzoni
A meal Mongetes de Sant Pau with butifarra.
What does “identity” mean to you?  To me, it is all of those characteristics that distinguish you and make you unique.
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? Yes
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? No
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Mine is okay
Describe yourself in three words Perseverant, dreamy and friendly.
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? As someone mundane, elegant and mysterious that speaks schweizerdeutsch. Some kind of old school double spy.

Age 24
Spirit animal Hare
A city Brussels
A color Beige
Accomplished dream The first trip I took by myself to Berlin when I turned 18
Dream to be accomplished Travelling around Siberia by train is one of many
Favorite novel The metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
A meal Vegetable soup
What does “identity” mean to you? Being authentic without intending anything
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? If you are doing it like a game, yes
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Yes if you are playing, no if you are using it to change
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Valentina
Describe yourself in three words Melancholic, earthly and rebel
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? Someone retracted, sensitive, with big feet, big ears and big hands. Lunatic, musical, with a bunch of freckles all over his body and a big fan of terror movies.

Age 46
Spirit animal Cat
A city London
A color Purple
Accomplished dream  Lived in London
Dream to be accomplished  Too many
Favorite novel Le bal du conte d’Orgel by Jean Cocteau
A meal Steak tartare
What does “identity” mean to you? The image you project
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? Absolutely
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Always
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Antoine
Describe yourself in three words Insecure, emotional, dreamer
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? He looks like me 🙂

Age 23
Spirit animal I’d like to be a dog but I’m definitely more like a cat.
A city I’ve been thinking a lot about Tokyo lately.
A color It’s good that you asked, because I never knew its name. It looks like it’s named Salmon Ella (?) LOL
Accomplished dream Getting rid of my anxiety
Dream to be accomplished  To laugh more.
Favorite novel That’s a way too difficult. I re-discovered Tres Sombreros de Copa by Mihura recently and I still think it’s great.
A meal Roasted artichokes with vinegar.
What does “identity” mean to you? A very complex puzzle I haven’t’ figured out yet.
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? I’d like to think I don’t.
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? I’d rather try to use them to fit my identity.
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Lucía de Palma
Describe yourself in three words This question should be forbidden haha, I think everyone would agree.
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? He’s a British man aged 35 who works for an advertising company and walks his greyhound dog called Bailey every morning. Oh, and he lives in Stoke Newington.

Age  30
Spirit animal Crow
A city Berlin
A color Salmon
Accomplished dream Enjoy every moment
Dream to be accomplished A round-the-world trip
Favorite novel Women – Charles Bukowski
A meal LasagnaWhat does “identity” mean to you? The personality of each and one of us
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? Clothing and accessories are a way of expressing ourselves, through them we allow us to differentiate ourselves and affirm our way of being.
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Yes, depending on my mood
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? I think my mother has great taste
Describe yourself in three words Creative, human and curious
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? A British actor from the 40’s

Age 21
Spirit animal Owl
A city Barcelona
A color All of them but in their best contexts. If I had to choose one, I would choose beige.
Accomplished dream Living what I expected to live, studying abroad, sharing a flat with people I love and looking forward to the future with good expectations and positivism.
Dream to be accomplished Living for pleasure and from pleasure, taking it also as the engine and energy of my personal and professional projects.
Favorite novel The Garden of Eden /Ernest Hemingway
A meal “Pa amb tomàquet”, bread with tomato
What does “identity” mean to you? What makes me different from others
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? Yes, but just as a small clue
Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Involuntarily yes, but playing with my identity does not seem like a very healthy thing to do.
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Alfred Kerbs
Describe yourself in three words Easy-going, genuine and sharp
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? Alfred is cool, handsome and he always gets away with it.

Age 27
Spirit animal Hummm… Spinel Sun?
A city Kyoto
A color Ultramarine Blue
Accomplished dream Like myself and be understood by myself.
Dream to be accomplished Let me see extraterrestrial lifes at lest once before I die!!
Favorite novel Call Me by Your Name
A meal Braised pork rice with bubble tea, obviously.
What does “identity” mean to you? Knowing or keep trying to figure out who you are, no matter the bright or dark sides of yourself, feel comfortable andgot confidence about it.
Do you consider clothes and accessories part of your identity? Do you use them to change or play with your identity? Of course, I think everyone does. No matter is use them to express some part of ourselves or treat them as tools that help us at whoever-wanna be. There are always got purposes, and those purposes contact with our indentity. When I was younger I like to try all the new looks and latest items on myself to find out that how could I look like(or you can say who I could be). After some years experinces, Im still excited and interested in new things and new trends, but now I know much better that what match me better, at the same got somethng in common with myself.
If you could choose another name, which one would it be? Misosuki
Describe yourself in three words Sentimental, Liberal, Blue
How do you imagine someone called “Alfred Kerbs”? A sensitive, intelligent but sufficiently independent person can oppose the flow when he needs it. Often wearing a relaxed but expensive cut linen shirt, slightly sandalwood smell. He comes from a family with different nationalities and teaches him to be open, interested in the new experience. And he does enjoy the new inde band’s concert!

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We cheerfully thank all the charismatic individuals that took part to this first visual chronicle. We love you all.