From a clear blue sky on a warm Friday afternoon in August, Frank Ocean announced a new âluxuryâ jewelry company called Homer.
The ad is accompanied by an 84-page catalog, the cover of which was designed and photographed by Ocean. Some images are included below.
Fans may have initially hoped for an announcement of new music, but Ocean’s multifaceted efforts are sometimes a hint of new music to come – his latest album, “Blonde” from 2016, was accompanied by a magazine edited by Ocean. and pop-up stores. Then again, maybe not: Rumors of a new album have been floating around for years, but since the release of “Blonde,” Ocean has released a handful of new songs – all great or very good – and has toured briefly. in 2017 which was filmed by Spike Jonze, but from which no footage emerged.
Homer’s entire announcement appears below.
What is Homer?
Homer is an independent American luxury company founded by Frank Ocean.
Why the name Homer?
It represents the engraving of history in stone.
What is the collection?
The first Homer collection includes pieces of fine jewelry and printed silk scarves. The pieces are handcrafted with 18k gold, recycled sterling silver, hand painted enamel, and US lab-grown diamonds.
Where can I see the collection?
The collection is presented in a catalog available in store or on request at www.homer.com.
The catalog cover and photograph are by Frank Ocean, with campaign images by Tyrone Lebon, frequent contributor.
Where are they designed and made?
The products are designed by Homer in New York.
The products are made by hand in Italy.
The diamonds come from Homer’s state-of-the-art laboratory in America.
What is the inspiration for the designs?
- Childhood obsessions
- Heritage as a fantasy
Where can I buy the collection?
The Homer jewelry store is the only place to purchase the collection.
In-store appointments can be made at www.homer.com, some walk-in appointments may be available.
The store opens August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday) and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday), located at 70-74 Bowery, New York, NY.
Worldwide orders with free shipping can be placed by calling or texting the store on Signal. +1 (212) 410 3300 as of Monday 9-10 a.m. EST.