At Silmo I also took the chance to pass by Kilsgaard. I like the way they still keep doing new things within the same concept from which you can clearly identify it’s a Kilsgaard frame without any logos. That’s what I call great design!
What fascinated me the most this year was their improvement on the temples. They now also offer acetate temples, which makes them more adjustable and comfort for the wearer, but what makes it unique is the way they made the acetate look so good together with the front made of steel. Here is an example, where temple and front are having the same color and feel by using a very interesting matte finish on the acetate:
Here is another shape I liked a lot. A good, modern looking female frame:
Some of the models are also available in more colorful combinations:
It was nice meeting you at Silmo!
Tove Lund at Birger Jarlsgatan, Stockholm
My dear friend Tove Lund in the early morning light wearing her Garrett Leight Hampton. Isn’t she just amazing? Looks like an angel!
Oliverd Goldsmith won the Grand Prix Award as “Best Ladies Frame” at the recently held IOFT Optical Show in Tokyo.
The frame is called Library and was a design that Oliver Goldsmith (the first) made in the 1930’s but in those days it was real tortoiseshell. Today it is only made in acetate!
Lovely short film from BlueMagicEye shot in one of my favorite cities Bologna, Italy.
At the Silmo fair in Paris I took the chance to visit the Oliver Goldsmith booth and have a chat with Oliver himself. I’ve got a very nice presentation of his collection, which I will share with you very soon.
First, I want you to meet one of the girls working at the OG booth who looked beautiful in her OG frame. That frame is definitely one of my favorites from their new collection. Slightly caty and colorful, what more can I say?
Meet Factory 900!
At Silmo 2012 I discovered a new brand called Factory 900. It’s a Japanese brand doing some really unusual designs. See some of their shapes I captured at the fair:
And probably the craziest one:The perfect party accessory ; ).
Last week when we visited Ibeyostudio we also had a closer look on Hyde’s Specs. Some of our favorites follow here:
Hyde’s No12 – AMAZING color and interesting feminine shape in a vintage style.
Hyde’s No15 – Love to see new versions of the classic tortoise.
Hyde’s leather case – one of the best eyewear cases I’ve seen. Much nicer than the ones from both Persol and Ray-Ban, as this one is made of real leather.
Hyde’s Spectacles is a Swedish eyewear brand, focused on bold sunglasses. As a matter of fact, they only do sunglasses. Very cool ones. With no logos, no mass-production – Simply a cool and friendly brand doing sunglasses for cool and friendly people.
Visiting the MYKITA HQ
A week ago I went to Berlin for a longer weekend and passed by the MYKITA HQ. So nice meeting the PR department again and have a look at all the novelties. One of my favorite ones turned out to be the one on the pictures above, which is a new color combination of the MYKITA x Bernhard Willhelm “Xavier”. Wow! What a cool sunglass’! I’m completely in love with mirror lenses…
Some other favorites are the novelties from the DECADES collection:Classic shapes meets new materials and color splashes plus golden mirror lenses.
I also found some delicate and colorful optical frames:
Thanks for the visit!
What to say… Aren’t these glasses just kind of awesome?!
On my wish-list! From PRADA SS13.
Also available in tortoise, black and blue etc of what I’ve seen.
Barbara & Jasmin wearing Hydes for BACK sunnies at Ibeyostudio.
Last week we had the pleasure to visit Ibeyostudio during a lovely breakfast with live music, to have a preview of the SS13 collections from brands such as Hyde’s Specs, Ann-Sofie BACK Atelje and The Local Firm.
Below follow some pictures from the collaboration between Hyde’s Spectacles and Ann-Sofie BACK Atelje.
Hyde’s Spectacles for BACK
Hyde’s for Ann-Sofie BACK Atelje. Mjau!
The collaboration contains two frames, one for BACK available in three colors (see the first pictures) and one for Ann-Sofie BACK Atelje, which is the caty shape above. Very nice to see such avant-garde design from Sweden!