Photo: The Satorialist
When I went to Paris I run into countless of wonderful sign posts of optician. Lucky I had a camera with me, so I can share some of the best signs here with you!
The new Marni frames I saw in Paris are probably the best collection so far. They are still very feminine and colorful but slightly larger, which will make them more weareable. The colors are red, blue, turquoise, yellow, green, puple, brown, beige and pastels. Most frames are a combination of transparent and opaque, matte and glossy or two-tone colored.
In Paris I met Graz Mulcahy, one of my favorite eyewear designers. Awesome to finally meet him!
You can tell he’s been working hard because he had many of new great frames to show, both sunglasses and optical. They’re beautiful, bold and fun. The colors are tortoise, gray, black and a few matte ones.
Great collection, can’t wait to see people wear them!
I have a pair of the Joel frame (like the one below) that i love because they are bold and perfectly round. I am very happy that Graz also makes them in titanum now, so they’re much lighter! They come as sunframes and optical.
Graz also made this genius poster showing in a humorous and detailed way how glasses are made:
If you din’t know, now you know. Temples are boxed in with a canon a few times.
Bright colors! Bold shapes! Fun and Crazy. New yet timeless. Once you go Theo it’s hard to go back!
This is how I would describe Belgian eyewear brand Theo. The frames are sturdy and durable, the styles are bold and hard to place in a timeframe.
At Silmo in Paris I met many cool people with cool glasses and I saw a few creative displays. Here’s a mix of the best!
John Beyer in Cutler And Gross X Thomas Tait frame.
Mr. Handsome at Filao.
In Paris I met Garrett Leight and Elena Doukas to see the Garrett Leight glasses. It was great to finally meet them since we at Bonocle like the frames so much! We had a great time and talked most of the time so I kinda forgot to take pictures.
What I can tell you is that great things are about to come! I am really really excited! Garrett is doing a great job, there are few models but all of them are truly well executed!
An evening on a rooftop in beautiful Paris I had the opportunity of seeing Thom Browne‘s first eyewear collection.
Thom Browne is a New York based fashion designer. His suits look a littel bit awkward consisting of pants so short they show the sockless ankles, and jackets ending right below the waist, not covering the back. The suit colors a mostly gray and matched with a tie in the same fabric.
For his sunglass line he teamed up with eyewear brand Dita to make one of the most detailed and finest eyewear collections I’ve seen. Details such as perforated splatter shields and tri-colored cable temple ends are made in such detail it’s absolute perfection. The shapes are round, oval, aviator or wayfarer in the style of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Have a look and enjoy both the detailing in Thom Browne’s eywear and an amazing Paris Indian summer evening.
Photo: The Goodiebad Blog
Filao is a French eyewear accessory brand founded by Caroline Abram. She is so creative and mixes acteate, beads, wool, fabric, feathers and wood to make lorgnettes, chains and other aceessories. There are so many colors, materials and varieties!