HIGHLIGHTS FROM LEISURE SOCIETY //VEE 2014

At Vision Expo East we had the pleasure to meet the team behind the precious brand Leisure Society. As always, amazing details and a craftsmanship like no other. We fell in love with the marble white designs with golden details. Marble and gold makes the perfect luxurious summer look!

Amazing details

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Beautiful classicsLeisure society, golden, luxury glasses, vision expo east 2014 Leisure society, golden, luxury glasses, vision expo east 2014Leisure society, golden, luxury glasses, vision expo east 2014, red, sunglasses, leather

Avant-garde sunniesLeisure society, golden, luxury glasses, vision expo east 2014, marble white, sunglasses, leatherLeisure society, golden, luxury glasses, vision expo east 2014, marble white, sunglasses, leather

The Bonocle pick:Leisure society, golden, luxury glasses, vision expo east 2014, babba canales, sunglasses, leather

Wanna read more about Leisure Society?
Check our previous post, here, here and here.

Colours by Jono Hennessy

Jono Hennessy

Jono Hennessy is a family business from Australia, for three generations the family has been devoted eyewear artisans. Jono Hennessy, son of optician C.H Filmer Sceats, grew up watching his father doing eye exams and fitting fashionable glasses. Exceptional quality and fit is as important as the look, his father told him which is clearly still the spirit of Jono Hennessy eyewear today.

Model 8322 caught our attention. Not only is it a wonderful shape, the colours and patterns are truly  amazing. Each colour is limited to 80 pieces each, worldwide.

The Bonocle pick:Jono Hennessy Jono Hennessy

Slightly caty yet classic shape, in interesting and unique colour combinations. It’s a Bonocle fav!

Wood + Glitter = Glam

Woodone creates handmade glasses out of a piece of plywood, all made in South Tyrol. These two new designs caught my attention, very delicate shape and amazing glitter surface. Glam glasses 2.0!

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Model Angus. modelcameron04Model Cameron.

The models above are available in several wood-styles as well, such as Walnut and Cherry. See all models and colours here.

I’ve heard several opticians being very conservative when it comes to wooden frames. A typical argument against wooden frames is that you can’t adjust them, Woodone however, has done a great job showing how to bend a Woodone-wooden frame in this video:

Meet Smoke & Mirrors

Haven’t heard of Smoke & Mirrors yet? Well, remember the name as you’ll probably see a lot more from them in the future. The brand was newly founded in New York and has brought together a worldwide team of designers with design studios in New York, Paris and in the heart of Tuscany. By looking at the designs you can easily tell the inspiration comes from the late 60s and 70s rock scene.

smoke&mirros sketch

Bonocle favorites:

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA BROWN
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA / BROWN DRIVER'S SEAT GOLD
DRIVER’S SEAT / GOLD GOLDEN BROWN BURGUNDY
GOLDEN BROWN / BURGUNDY
FORTUNATE SON / BROWN
FORTUNATE SON / BROWN

 

Meet Eye Respect

Eye Respect was born out of a desire to pay homage to the long and distinguished histories of English & Italian culture, style and standards of craftsmanship.

Eye Respect frames are designed and manufactured by hand. The designs are conceived in London in the artisinal way, and then headed to Northern Italy to a family–owned workshop that has been producing the finest acetate frames for 50 years. Each frame goes through more than 60 crafted stages.

The Bonocle optical pick: EJ

EYE RESPECT model EJ
EYE RESPECT Model “EJ”

EJ LAYERED BONE GLASSESEYE RESPECT Model “EJ”

The Bonocle sunglass’ pick: DC

EYE RESPECT Model DC
EYE RESPECT Model “DC”

DC VINTAGE TORT SUNGLASSES
EYE RESPECT Model “DC”

Visiting RVS Eyewear in Instanbul

Both Jasmin and I have a special love for RVS eyewear. Avant-garde design and amazing colour combinations at its best. In addition, all colour combinations are unique. Forget about mass production and boring product catalogues, from RSV you get a truly unique piece of art.

Vidal in the studio
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Visiting Vidal’s studio/showroom

I had the chance to meet Vidal, the founder and creative soul behind RVS eyewear. Vidal, who was born in New York but moved back to Istanbul together with his parents when he was a kid, is now based in Istanbul from where he runs his business. He invited me to his studio/showroom in the heart of the city to show me some of the novelties.

BABBA CANALES Vintage glassesRSV EYEWEARRSV EYEWEAR 

It all started with vintage frames

Vidal started off selling vintage eyewear. It wasn’t until years later he decided to create his own collection, which started with a few show pieces made out of left over acetate that he managed to get manufactured. When the pieces were done, Vidal asked Selima in New York to showcase his collection in the store, on a “sell or return” agreement. Luckily for Vidal the Selima shop turned out to be the perfect place for his collection – it sold out, which made it possible for him to continue his creative work.

RVS VINTAGE
Vintage Casal from RVS vintage frames

Metal frames from RVS

Latest from RVS eyewear is the new metal collection, containing thinner frames but with the same playful shapes and colours as we’ve seen on his acetate collections before. Two fabulous shades featured below.

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Keep up the good job, Vidal!

Glasses in Your Favorite Typeface

Type Glasses Typography

If you love typography and glasses, you’ll find this fun! The Japanese company Type has combined these two and put them on your face.

Just like a typeface gives the content character, glasses give your face character. Choose from the lines Garamond or Helvetica. I’m personally waiting for the Futura in Bold.

Type Glasses Typography Bold Regular Light Helvetica Garamond

Each line has three versions of the spectacles — light, regular, and bold, of course — that delineate the thickness of the frames.