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labels showing in Paris

23rd September 2013 Who is new in Paris this week? Among the handful of specialist eyewear labels showing for the first time is designer Jesse Stevens’s label Finest Seven, a British-made collection that we first encountered in 2011. (Designer of the Month: http://www.eyestylist.com/2011/07/jesse-stevens/). For its Silmo debut, Finest Seven will launch a new fine buffalo horn edition featuring two shapes each produced in three natural horn colours, light, medium and dark. Meanwhile, their chic and totally covetable acetate designs such as ZERO 05 in tangerine (pictured) remain central to the collection. With vintage 7 layer hinges, Zeiss lenses, cool iconic shapes and limited production – they are produced in special editions of 100 pieces per colour in the UK – these are designs that bring a modern edginess to luxury eyewear produced in the traditional way.  www.finestseven.com

FAN Optics
FAN Optics

I also look forward to seeing the latest releases at British label Fan Optics whose first frames I was introduced to by McClintock Eyewear in Covent Garden. Inspired by a love of modern design and fashion culture, as well as having a huge passion for specs, FAN founders Sarah Coburn and Guillaume Furminger tell me they have introduced new charismatic shapes to show in Paris, and fresh colourways for their bestselling styles such as Brock, which you can expect to see in statement black and pearl with gold detailing, sounding spectacular! www.fanoptics.co.uk

Massada Eyewear
Massada Eyewear

Massada Eyewear, led by designer Kate Lupinsky, will also be making their debut at the Paris optics show. Their latest collection includes some eye-catching sunglass shapes such as Lust.Caution!, some with cool mirrored lenses and a selection of classically inspired opticals working with Italian materials. We’ll be taking a closer look. Massada won a prestigious IOFT award in Tokyo for their 30s inspired style  “The Graduate” in the Ladies’ Category.  www.massadaeyewear.com CN