Distinctively Cool Eyewear
This vintage inspired collection is hand made in France by trained artisans with a passion for eyewear. AHLEM was launched in 2014 by Parisian designer Ahlem Manai-Platt. After working 10 years in the fashion industry, she decided to try her hand in designing eyewear after losing her beloved pair of vintage sunglasses. The result is a collection of eyewear of superior quality and classic styling. AHLEM eyewear will stand the test of time with its clean lines and outstanding craftsmanship.
ANNE ET VALENTINE
For the last 30 years, Anne et Valentine has been showing the world the true meaning of “Made in France”. In Toulouse, France, two opticians created the brand to fill a need that wasn’t being met. The need to be different. The mission was to create unique frames for their customers rather than fit their customers with the eyewear that was readily available. They wanted to create a product that would reflect the personalities of the people they were serving, fun, colorful, and full of life. Inspired by their mission and the rich art culture that surrounded them, they created one of the most successful and truly unique eyewear brands in the world. Anne et Valentine are masters in the art of combining complementary colors and materials. With their unique shapes and unconventional color stories, Anne et Valentine eyeglasses will make your personality shine.
Founded by eyewear veterans Billy Barton and designer Patty Perreira, BARTON PERREIRA has established itself as one of the most recognizable American eyewear companies. The brand represents an understated luxury for those who want high end without the labels and logos. A favorite among many celebrities and public figures, BARTON PERREIRA embodies both a love of vintage and a nod to the future. All styles are manufactured by the best craftsmen in Japan using the latest technology and premium frame materials such as titanium and custom colored acetate.
FACE A FACE
Launched in 1995, FACE A FACE is a contemporary eyewear brand founded in France by Pascal Jaulent, Nadine Roth and architect Alyson Magee. It was born from a Parisian artistic culture and has been evolving with it ever since. The collections draw inspiration from modern art, architecture, contemporary design and fashion trends. Bold and not for the faint of heart, this collection is unconventional and designed to make a statement.
All the acetate materials used to manufacture their frames are custom made for the brand by Mazzucchelli, the world leader in acetate production. From design to display, no detail is ever overlooked.
Masunaga Optical premiered the production of eyeglasses in Fukui, Japan in 1905. The company founder Gozaemon Masunaga hired the best artisans from Osaka to Tokyo to establish Fukui as the eyewear manufacturing mecca in Japan. He dreamed of a place where all the processes involved to produce eyewear would be housed under one roof. From the manufacturing of the materials to the making of the molds. For over 100 years, Masunaga has prided itself in producing only the very best eyewear. They are known for their intricate detailing on both metal and acetate and continued innovations in frame design.
Iconic fashion designer, Mitsuhiro Matsuda, transformed his love of architecture into one of the most innovative fashion houses in the world. Founded in Japan over 50 years ago, Matsuda Eyewear is known worldwide for its meticulous processes in handmade eyewear using precious materials such as titanium and gold. Matsuda’s philosophy of combining art and fashion has resulted in some of the most unique eyewear ever designed. Their signature side shields, and hand filigree detailing are distinct characteristics that appeal to those who crave innovative styling and originality. Each eyeglass design can take up to two years from concept to completion. Each finished piece is guaranteed to be as unique as the person who wears it.
Founded in Berlin in 2003, the first MYKITA premises were housed a former children’s day care, called Kita in German. This was the inspiration of the name, My-Kita. MYKITA’s philosophy revolves around handcraft and high technology. Their patented openly displayed spiral hinge is a signature feature that distinguishes the brand from all others. Stainless steel is prominently featured in the collection along with thin profile acetate. The newest innovation includes a collection of eyewear made of MYLON, a durable lightweight polymer that is formed into solid objects using the most advanced 3D printing technology. MYKITA – Where fashion meets the future.
Since 2006, SALT. has been inspired by all thing’s nature. The sandy beaches, snowcapped mountains and pristine deserts of their native California have been the design muse of the brand. Driven by the philosophy that a frame should not only look good but should also feel good, SALT. ensures that each model is finished to provide the wearer ultimate comfort. Using the most premium materials to produce this collection ensures that each piece is built to endure the many rigors of life.
For nearly 100 years, Oliver Goldsmith has showcased British heritage in eyewear. Focusing on the premise that eyewear should be an extension of the wearers’ personality, Oliver Goldsmith offers a wide array of styles to suit your every need. Select from chunky acetate frames reminiscent of a 1950s starlet or delicate metal rims to highlight your studious side, you can find a style for every mood. Some of the most recognizable faces in the world have worn Oliver Goldsmith. From Audrey Hepburn to John Lennon. The Rolling Stones to Princess Diana. The focus has always been on quality and design above all else. No matter your selection, it is bound to stand the test of time.
THEO was founded in Antwerp, Belgium by designer Patrick Hoet (THEO spelled backwards) and the Somers family to create unique eyewear designs for their two local optical shops. The combination of art, individuality and a bit of humor has made THEO a brand that is sought after by many around the world. The eccentrically unique and colorful designs don’t compare to any other. THEO designs frames for those that want to stand out from the masses. Unconventional frame shapes and blow your mind color combinations are their specialty.