Hall of Frames/Eyestylist

Shortlist Announced for Newcomer Award

17th September 2013 Excitement is mounting as Hall of Frames and Eyestylist announce the shortlist for the 2013 edition of The Newcomer Award. The finalists are: Blue Magic Eye; Claire Goldsmith Eyewear; Hapter; Suzy Glam; Rigards; Kuboraum; Coblens and Nine. Here we present two of the entries, and the designer’s philosophy behind their creations. Designer and artist Livio Graziottin describes his frames as “monumental, concrete, organic, architecture. Kuboraum masks are drawn on the face of the wearer –  masks that highlight personality. Eyewear gives people the opportunity to feel unique and special with timeless taste.” The brand started in February 2012, and is handmade in Italy. Above: optical mask T3 www.kuboraum.com


Face-the-Face by Suzy Glam
Face-the-Face by Suzy Glam

Netherlands based jewellery designer Susanne Klemm uses her expertise with fine gemstones to achieve the play of shadow and light in her eyewear. Suzy Glam was launched in May this year, and she has three goals when creating a design: “First, the frame must look good by itself from all angles. Second, emphasize the structure of the feminine face-  the frame must be complementary –  and third, a perfect fit.” All Suzy Glam frames are handmade in Venice. www.suzyglam.com 

The voting for the 2013 Hall of Frames/Eyestylist Newcomer Award takes place next month, and the winner will be announced in Stuttgart on October 20th. www.hallofframes.ch JG