The new models from the British classic Savile Row are in acetate. Available in a handful very traditional and tasteful colors, they are all hand made in London, just like all the other classic frames.
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!
Model Angus. Model 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:
Protos Eyewear is a 3D printed eyewear company located in San Francisco. They just launched a crowd funding campaign.
The frames are:
∙ Tailored Fit – The team has developed advanced software which allows them to select and alter the design of each pair of glasses to fit your unique features and accentuate your facial structure.
∙ Innovative Designs – Our frames are impossible to replicate with traditional manufacturing methods, giving you a totally unique frame that is tailored for you.
∙ Unique Material and Manufacturing Methods – Protos’ strong and lightweight frames.
∙ Environmentally Friendly – Their 3D printing process uses hypoallergenic bioplastics and is completely waste-free.
∙ Made in the USA.
∙ 3D Printed.
Lovely photo from the 20’s found here. Not that different from today’s eyewear fashion, almost 100 years later!
This year Garrett Leight California Optical had a monter at the SILMO fair in Paris for the first time! And what a great monter! Filled with the best collection so far and still keeping it classic and unisex.
GLCO has managed to combine the best materials with the best shapes.
You’ve seen MYKITA‘s previous Mylon series. It’s a total new way of making eyewear!
Read all about it here – from powder to a solid frame! (Instead of a block that is carved out). The weight and feeling of the Mylon material is similar to wood yet its flexible and very durable.
The first collection was super crazy. The second collection slick and sporty sunglasses. The SS13 collection shown at the SILMO fair in Paris holds thinner ophtalmic frames in round and aviator shapes.
When I was in Venice I stopped by Ottico Carraro. It’s retty close to San Marco.
They carry many brands but they also design their own frames. really classic shapes in chunky and colorful acetate – both optical and sunglasses!
Calle della Mandola
I chose a few of the glasses at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards. We could see both bold, chunky and retro acetate frames as well as more subtle metal glasses.
Photos: Golden Globes
Johnny Depp in Moscot Lemtosh. Photo: Third Age
John Stamos in what I think is Oliver Peoples Ari in Black. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Photo from here.
Sir Elton John in the asymmetrical Alain Mikli AL0721. Photo from here.
I think I could spend a whole day in there.
The boutique Pour Vos Beaux Yeux on 10, rue Alexandre Mari in Nice, France carries eyewear from 1890 to 1900.
Elias, a friend of mine took this picture when he was in Nice, France. Check out his blog Fed Up. There he writes about amazing food from all over the world – and of course: Nice!