Throughout history, memorable events have occurred during the month of October. It is the birth month of composers Verdi, and Liszt, and pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to St. Helena, Eleanor Roosevelt was born during this month, and the first film “talkie” opened in New York in the 1920’s. For eyewear enthusiasts, October dates to remember for 2016 are Sunday and Monday – 2rd and 3rd October. This year’s Hall of Frames is particularly noteworthy as the event will be held in a new and spacious venue – Stage One Events and Convention Centre in Zurich. Conveniently located near the centre of Zurich, the setting features many amenities – and an inviting, welcoming atmosphere to showcase some of the most exclusive and exciting international eyewear labels.
Participants include Götti Switzerland who will present their elegant selections, including Titanium designs featuring the patented “Spin & Stow” collection – the unique way to easily fold frames, and then safely tuck in a bag or pocket. Sleek and refined is Tajo (above) in a beautiful panto shape. www.gotti.ch
Nature, forests, woods, and classic cars are inspirations for the ROLF team, creating their artisan frames in the beautiful surroundings of the Austrian Tyrol. The latest addition to the Excellence Collection is a frame with class and luxury – the Minor 205 in walnut and burl impressively crafted to emphasise the retro charm of the shape. The design is inspired by the classic car – The Morris Minor – which was built by the UK company Morris Motors in Britain from 1928 to 1934. www.rolf-spectacles.com
HAPTER in Italy will be in Zurich to present the TXT001 (Icons Line) plus an innovative concept that is to be launched this autumn. The Icons Line includes MO2M (above) a prescription frame in Clear Military Green with a handsome Steel Blue Bridge. A smart colour contrast is available in sunglasses with Steel Blue, and the bridge in clear Military Green. www.hapter.it
Claire Goldsmith has eyewear DNA in her veins, with a heritage that has forged remarkable and memorable designs worn by international clients and celebrities. Claire is creating her own eyewear identity and history with her superb collection of optical frames. Taylor is a chic combo in tortoiseshell and aqua acetate, highlighted with a gold nose piece www.clairegoldsmith.com
With its Austrian heritage and dedication to quality, Neubau beautifully – and proficiently – creates eyewear with impressive results. Linda is an exceptional frame in lightweight polymer in Psychedelic Tortoise, which resonates a stylish respect to the classic cat eye shape. www.neubau-eyewear.com Additional information on Hall of Frames Zurich at www.hallofframes.ch JG