September 2012

Autumn arrives…

and we welcome the season with frame designs that work wonderfully with new season fashions – see REVIEWS. Our Designer of the Month features an innovative company from Belgium, and in BOUTIQUES, you’ll find a very chic shop in The Netherlands. Check out CITY GUIDES throughout the month for several must-see exhibitions including Chanel’s photo exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London. We’ll preview beautiful eyewear designs, soon to make their debut in Paris next month at SILMO, the French exhibition. And we are reporting from London Fashion Week. JG

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Symbolism, Beauty and Mystery

Exceptional Eyewear Style by Anna-Karin Karlsson

29th September 2012 The highlight of my visit to Tranoï was re-connecting with Anna-Karin Karlsson, and viewing her fabulous new frames. She described the symbolic theme for the 2013 collection: “I took time out from the rest of the world, and moved to a cottage in the Swedish countryside in order to realise my ambition of creating couture eyewear. In the dark forests of northern Sweden, my determination and vision had few distractions, and I worked continuously and obsessively. “Perfecting the Art of Dying Alone”, the title of the collection, derives from working around, and engaging in, themes of grief and mourning. I created the collection to show the beauty and sorrow of sacrifice, and the perishability of it all.

“The design ‘One Trick Pony’ (above, photographed in a Stockholm cemetery)  originates from  the song I composed, and is my most sculptural work to date. The title plays with the derogative notion of knowing just one thing, and doing nothing but that thing. With this design, however, it stands for the determination and stubbornness behind doing exactly what you want and believe in, and the astonishing results that can lead to.”

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Always the romanticist, Anna-Karin says: People want things with a heart – with thought and depth – and I want my designs to live a beautiful, romantic life.” www.annakarinkarlsson.com JG

Bloody Lys by J.F. Rey

Statement photo-engraving

28th September 2012 Nominated for next week’s sunglasses award in Paris, the ‘Bloody Lys’ is a creation by the French label, J.F. Rey. The frame and lenses of this lace-inspired statement piece in metal are decorated with a traditional ‘fleur de lys’ motif. The technique has been used in two previous collections by the brand, but this is the first time the effect has been extended to appear on the lenses as well as the frame. A spokesperson for the team told Eyestylist.com: “Innovation and technical challenges are the key to J.F. Rey’s success and the driving force for our company. With our unusual creative approach and dedication to our French origins, we enjoy creating surprises for our customers; the Bloody Lys which we are launching at Silmo is an exceptional example of our achievements!” We look forward to more exciting innovations for the new season.  www.jfrey.fr CN

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Götti Switzerland Preview

Sleek Stainless Steel Designs for 2012/2013

26th September 2012 Sven Götti has created an innovative range of optical designs and sunglasses that will be unveiled at the autumn shows. We are fortunate to have an advance preview, and one of our special favourites is TILO, above. The lightweight, smooth surfaced stainless steel frame sports a stylish feature – the saddle bridge with its gracious, curved shape, and the ever-so-practical Spin&Stow temple feature – whereby the frames fold compactly. Really look forward to seeing this entire collection! www.gotti.ch JG

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Eyewear with a Vibrant Note

Jeremy Tarian-Designer with Creative Vision

24th September 2012 I’ve just seen Jeremy Tarian’s captivating new collection, and this season, Tarian pays homage to Paris, Tarian’s home, and the city of lovers and poets. Jeremy has a unique skill of deftly combining the best of retro techniques, with modern interpretations that result in a wonderful offbeat chic. Beautifully crafted, all the frames are handmade in France. Tarian has been nominated in two categories for the forthcoming  SILMO d’Or awards – Command Performance for the Optical Frame Category, and Saintonge for the Sunglass Category. Above, delicious honey acetate highlights Command Performance.

 

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Distinctive detail in Saintonge by Jeremy Tarian

Acetate and metal are perfect partners in Saintonge, a design with spirit and verve. Each Tarian frame is now made in a Limited ‘Eye-dition’ of 500 pieces, so the designs are truly collector’s items. www.jeremytarian.com JG