Die Brillenmesse in Cologne

Die Brillenmesse in Cologne

Eyewear Enthusiasts Visit Independent Brand Show

29th April 2015 Two hundred and forty optical boutiques from Cologne and surrounding areas plus Bonn, Frankfurt, and shops in Austria and Switzerland, experienced the Cologne show. In an airy and friendly atmosphere, opticians were able to leisurely browse to look at the speciality collections. Independent designers on hand to present their collections included Etienne Frederiks from Suzy Glam in the Netherlands, Adrian Marwitz from Germany (Etienne and Adrian in top photo) plus Jèrèmy Tarian and Lucas de Staël from France.

Dirk Geissmann and Nathanaël Wenger

Dirk Geissmann and Nathanaël Wenger

“We are very happy about the show,” said organisers Nathanaël Wenger and Dirk Giessmann, “this is our first show in Cologne, and we think people were waiting for something here. We’ve had positive feedback. It’s an opportunity for opticians to see high end products in this area. The atmosphere is very relaxed and people were really interested. It’s a very good start.” www.diebrillenmesse.de www.suzyglam.com  www.adrianmarwitz.com JG

Photos: Max Gudczinski exclusively for Eyestylist.com  All Rights Reserved

Charmant and The Fashion Hero

Charmant and The Fashion Hero

Real Eyewear for Real People

27th April 2015 A “beauty contest” with a difference was the driving force behind Charmant’s decision to support an interactive television casting show featuring real people – regular men and women from all over the world. The aim is to encourage a more positive self-image, and change unrealistic standards that prevail in the fashion and beauty industry.

Women and men, independent of nationality, size or skin colour could register their profile via The Fashion Hero website. Judging was online and by the twelve sponsor companies, with the final held in Cancun Mexico. “As luck would have it, two of our finalists are both British,” says Louise Brunton at Charmant.

 

Carl Jones in Titanium frames by Charmant

Carl Jones in Titanium frames by Charmant

Melissa Douglas is a student from Scotland, and Carl Jones, an electrician from England. Melissa (top) was photographed in Dolce XL2064 from the elegant Line Art Collection, and Carl wears Charmant Z Titanium. The candidates were asked to give their Life Philosophy. Melissa says: “It is important for me to enjoy what I do because it will show.” For Carl, “If you believe, you will receive” is his motto. And for Charmant, their creed is to create high quality, finely crafted eyewear that promotes individual well-being and excellent comfort. The Fashion Hero is currently televised in America. www.charmant.com www.thefashionhero.com JG