Creative upcycling: Lafont Paris and Inouie

The Limited Edition Inouie by Tomas Lafont of the French design house launched at SILMO this season

Richness of creativity in tandem with a sensitivity to sustainable change: the new Limited Edition Inouie by Lafont Paris was presented at SILMO this season and signifies a special step for the company as they increase the eco-friendly models in their elegant line. Named ‘inouie’ which in English means ‘unheard-of’, ‘incredible’ and ‘amazing’, the Limited Edition frame is the first example of a style which incorporates Lafont’s own archived acetates – recreated by reassembling a selection of the different colorful materials which date from the last 5-15 years, sourced in the company’s Paris archive and on the premises of the Lafont factory in the Jura. Above: the Lafont Paris stand at the memorable Silmo 2021

Limited Edition Inouie by Lafont Paris: a bold and colorful design featuring upcycled acetates from the Lafont archives

The thick-rimmed, square frame is distinctive in the assembly of different styles of acetate which include a very gentle tinted transparent material as well as rich, eye-catching decorated patterned material. Each colorway (the choices includes ‘red’, ‘yellow’ and ‘blue’) features a mix of 3 varieties of which the temple and top are up-cycled acetate.

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Limited Edition Inouie by Lafont Paris – a bold and creative gem – pictured in yellow paired with bright Azure blue pattern

The eco-friendly approach at Lafont was also observed in their new children’s eyewear collection, which features castor oil bio-based plastic (non toxic with 90% castor oil content) and bio-acetate materials which are lightweight, durable and free from toxins and phthalates. Find out more about the new collections at Lafont Paris by visiting