Design & Inspiration

Silmo Preview: Jisco Style

The Mediterranean’s vibrant colours, textures and light effects return as key inspiration in the new proposals by Jisco Style 

Jisco Style’s new collection arrives with new colorways inspired by the Mediterranean region, the sea and the natural environment. The frames come in bi- and tri-colour combinations, a mix of materials with a strong lean towards sustainable selections, and feature a palette which is upbeat, luminous and full of bright details. Above: Barcelona brand, Jisco Style, has developed a new collection with all colours inspired by the Mediterranean’s land and sea 

Jisco Style: model Steve featured in bright sea blue tones with a white striated effect in the acetate material

The blue palette in eyewear remains bold, audacious and flattering. Jisco Style proposes multiple frames in blue tones inspired by the Mediterranean sea. Details in the acetate such as colour effects that replicate the white foam of the waves are characteristic of the new Steve model, designed for men.

Fuego by Jisco Style: available in six natural combinations colour ways including Havana and yellow

Jisco Style’s Jördis Neubauer told Eyestylist: ” We will also launch a model named Fuego. It comes in a colour range of six combinations, and it is a man’s model with very bold characteristics; the frame looks as if it is quite heavy, but because of our beautiful screwless hinge, we are able to cut the frame so it has a very thin structure, meaning that you have a bold effect with a very nice light weight. This very sleek screwless hinge is patented.”

Jisco Style: model Sarah

Model Sarah, the feminine cat eye shape in the new collection, was designed to express the passion of the Jisco designers for the nature of the Mediterranean region. The frame combines a deep red with bright orange and an earthy brown. Find out more about Jisco Style at

Earthquake appeal: Majorelle by Nirvan Javan

Written by Clodagh Norton – Nirvan Javan offers support to Red Cross in Morocco with profits from Majorelle sunglasses being donated to earthquake appeal

Inspired by the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Nirvan Javan’s Majorelle frame captures the beauty and unique deep blue colour of the iconic building in the famous botanical gardens created by French artist, Jacques Majorelle in the 1940s.

The design, which has been produced in a limited edition, has been informed by different concepts relating to the iconic location. They include the striking architecture, the blue stone and well-known details such as the yellow curtains and window frames, a colour which inspired the sun lenses in this model. Above: the Marrakech collection is a colourful tribute to an enchanting place

A special edition frame by Nirvan Javan. Model Majorelle is a classic round shape with a slightly flattened top section. The key hole bridge gives the frame the essence of yesteryear

Nirvan Javan has announced this week on social media that revenue generated from the sale of the Limited Edition Majorelle sunglasses will be donated to the Red Cross and directly to their efforts to help those in need following the devastating earthquake in Morocco earlier this month. Nirvan Javan exhibits at the upcoming international eyewear fair SILMO Paris. For more information visit

Silmo preview: Lafont Paris designs with Sekimoto

Maison Lafont marks its centenary by highlighting a century of expertise: the Paris label has teamed with Maison Sekimoto to create a unique and dazzling couture frame called ‘Ouvrage’

Combining their passion for creativity and artisan excellence, Satoshi Sekimoto, Meilleur Ouvrier de France in Haute-Couture embroidery, and Thomas Lafont, Artistic Director of Maison Lafont, have together created an exquisite, embroidered frame, a “2023” design that will go down in the history of the world-renowned French eyewear producer, marking its achievements in eyewear as it celebrates 100 years. Above: creating a collaboration edition: Thomas Lafont worked with Satoshi Sekimoto to make a one-off haute couture edition

The handmade Ouvrage frame by Lafont Paris x Maison Sekimoto: an expression of Parisian haute couture savoir-faire

Trained in France’s finest embroidery workshops, Satoshi Sekimoto brings delicacy and lightness to the frame through his skill and sense of detail. Imagining the Haute Couture frame design created by Thomas Lafont like a dress, he decorated the upper section of the frame with the same embroidering pearls and embellishments used in haute couture.

Ouvrage by Lafont Paris x Sekimoto in green – above, close-up of Sekimoto’s exquisite embroidery work in haute couture

Two editions of the handcrafted Ouvrage frame have been produced in black and green. The edition will be available to view at Silmo Paris this month.

About Satoshi Sekimoto : Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sekimoto’s mother, a kimono seamstress, introduced him to ancestral skills at an early age. At the age of 22, Satoshi moved to France and entered the prestigious Maison Lesage school. He then embarked on a career as an independent craftsman, collaborating with leading Haute-Couture houses. In 2015, he was awarded the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France in Haute-Couture embroidery. In 2022, Satoshi and his partner Laurent founded Maison Sekimoto. This year, Satoshi has been awarded the title of Master Craftsman in Métier d’Art, reinforcing his reputation and expertise. For more information visit

Marni’s fuzzy leather frame

The eye-catching bright green design is likely to turn a few heads

The Mavericks sunglasses at Marni merge streetwear references with sports-inspired design and are a feature of the new Autumn/Winter 2023 collection (produced by Retrosuperfuture and announced summer 2023 for Pre-Fall). The low riding, wrap-around silhouette has a sculpted profile, sturdy rims and curved lenses, creating a sharp and stylish shape. Marni’s signature experimental approach to design is revealed through the unique and tactile finish and materiality of the shape. The frame has been hand-covered with a fuzzy tactile green leather (bovine cow hair), resulting in a luxurious yet playful piece of eyewear. Black lenses and high-quality Italian acetate underlie the construction of the piece.

Luxurious and playful – the new style is quirky and surprising, in line with Marni’s design identity and some of its signature apparel pieces such as a seasonal favourite, the Marni Mohair jumper

Inspired by Marni’s unique design identity that celebrates quirkiness, originality and playfulness, this release is designed to elevate a look with a unique statement, while also offering a new vision of contemporary luxury shaped by high-end craftsmanship and material.  The Marni eyewear collection is produced by Retrosuperfuture. Find out more: /


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Trends: Geometric frames + shapes combined

Written By Clodagh Norton – Eyestylist predicts the revival of geometric designs will continue well into 2024 / hexagons, pentagons, octagons and particularly a combination of different angular shapes are the styles to look out for going into Autumn; don’t hesitate to consider these looks in any premium material from chunky cellulose acetate to the most minimal almost weightless metal designs

For those who seek a change, angular eyewear could be where it’s at: offering something different, flattering and less commonly worn, these frame shapes are a statement choice for all eyewear enthusiasts as we head into Autumn/Winter 23/24. Above: J.F. REY will show new models at the Paris fair, SILMO: their campaign highlights the women’s styles, infused with a 70s-inspired glamour: original shapes, geometric constructions in acetate and custom graphic associations of colours form the basis of this exuberant line –

Andy Wolf 4799 – combinations are a treat at Andy Wolf this season

Among the new proposals at Austrian label Andy Wolf, the 4799 pentagon design combines metal and acetate to create a playful statement for the eyes. This new collection, says the Andy Wolf team, is all about hyper-femininity, pushing the boundaries of shapes, colours and constructions with a result that is versatile and full of detail, from extra-wide temples and three-dimensional glitter to fun and unusual eyewear shapes.

Pleats1 by FACE A FACE – a very directional look this season combining two shapes, a hexagon with a rectangular cat eye

The beautiful Pleats1 frame by FACE A FACE is part of the new Japan Now! collection at FACE A FACE, a line that will be presented at Silmo in Paris next week. Inspired by Issey Miyake’s work, two lines of colour appear like two origami pleats around the eye. The designers highlight the contrasting effect between the delicate finesse of the lines and the format of the shapes combined, with the two lines of colour resonating in captivating and colourful tones. The Pleats model is conceived as the season’s “perfect designer piece for the eyes!”

MYKITA Lite – the 5-sided model Liva – nice colours here include a black and a fresh cranberry tone

The MYKITA Lite collection features model Liva, one of several geometric styles to feature in TV series “And Just Like That“. The frame, along with other striking geometric models in the range such as the Alessia sunglass and colourful Stine specs, has large proportions combined with a comfortable lightweight stainless steel design.

Charlotte by J. F. REY: designed for youngsters who would like grown-up glamour with on-trend colour

Geometric shapes have made their way into the kid’s collection too. The J.F. Rey line for teens includes model Charlotte in a flattering natural green. The frame is for girls aged 12 plus and offers a style that is glamorous and less conventional for this age group. – For the latest trends and releases this month, follow us on Instagram @eyestylistmagazine