Designing for a Fashion Icon

Rigards Creates Custom Frames for Diane Pernet

21st February 2014 The American-born, Paris-based fashion designer, writer and film maker Diane Pernet is recognised at fashion events in her signature attire and dark shades. When Ti Kwa was in Paris, she visited the Rigards showroom, and it was the start of an intriguing project to create a special frame for the fashion luminary. “Diane’s signature has always been an oversized cat’s eye frame, and right from the beginning, it was a challenge to handcraft such an unusual shape and size,” says creative director Ti Kwa, “And we sketched more than ten different designs. She narrowed it down to two, before deciding on the final one. Through the designing process, we were inspired by Diane’s incredible endurance and her continuous journey in the world of fashion. Hence we decided to go with a fluid front like the mobius loop to signify movement – a never ending, constant pace.”


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Customized Sunglasses by Rigards for Diane Pernet
Customized Sunglasses by Rigards for Diane Pernet

Last month Ti Kwa presented Diane with the final version of her customized frame. At the same time, Rigards unveiled their new design RG0057 (top photo), worn by Jean-Marc Virard, Rigards marketing director, and Diane is wearing her one-of-a-kind customized Rigards. “We look forward to more collaborations such as this, as it brings diversity and quite of bit of fun as well,” says Ti Kwa. For more information on innovative frames by Rigards, visit JG