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Vanni Tribe 3403

Nico Design

Italian style and flair are evident in this acetate and metal frame by Vanni, with its elegant shape that is strong and durable.  Parents particularly appreciate those traits! Colours are classic for more serious tastes, like the black and white frame featured, or they are available in snappy lime/black or fluorescent yellow/black.  Other colours in the new Vanni Tribe collection include red, purple and fuchsia, to adapt to the wide range of  teenage fashion demands.  Vanni is part of Nico Design, an optical company based in the cultural and historically rich city of Turin.  Their trendsetting creations have captured a Silmo D’Or and a design award from Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.  www.nicodesign.it JG

Hall of Frames Zurich Convention Center 12-13 September 2021
lafont
OGI Eyewear
BLACKFIN
LINDBERG

Cinquante+1

Theo

A round model that is, as they say themselves, totally in keeping with Theo tradition. It has a keyhole nose and decorative rivets in the shape of three little balls, filled with epoxy resin. This model comes from a line called VinGtage by this exciting Belgian eyewear design company, which is inspired by the past but created in a modern way, using high quality titanium in stunning flashy colours such as fuchsia, turquoise and bright green. The titanium is very light to wear, although the design looks quite heavy or chunky – it’s a clever trick! Comfort is also at the top of the list here, and so the sidepieces are flexible and easy to adjust for that all-important perfect fit. CN

www.theo.be

LINDBERG
Götti Switzerland

Vanessa & Mehdi 1003-1007

Vanessa & Mehdi

Vanessa & Mehdi design frames with amazing engineering feats. In 2007, they won a coveted Silmo D’Or (an Oscar equivalent in eyewear) and they bring a unique style to their creations, with ethereal, futuristic elements combined with technological innovation. Their frames have a mechanism designed in mould-injected metal that ensures a micrometric adjustment, so that every frame has a customized fit for the temples and frame front. The lenses on these particularly distinctive frames, give the illusion of “floating”, and purple is just one of several delicious colours in which these frames are available.You can find these frames and other innovative designs by Vanessa & Mehdi at Blanco Optica in Valladolid, Spain and Optique Milbert in Remich, Luxembourg. JG  www.vanessaetmehdi.com

Hall of Frames Zurich Convention Center 12-13 September 2021
OGI Eyewear
MOREL par Jean Nouvel
Götti Switzerland

REINA

FACE A FACE

Acetate and I have a long love affair. I started wearing glasses at fourteen years old; the first pair was in basic black acetate, but the frames were comfortable and from the start, I liked the feel of acetate. And so the relationship began. Over the years, acetate has evolved far beyond basic into a very luxurious, romantic material for spectacle frames. My latest acetate love is Reina from Face à Face. The sculptured oval retro shape features a solid colour frame front with contrasting colour on the sidepieces and interior of the design. A ruby red frame front features black, sculptured sidepieces and interior. Or there is a black frame contrasted with smooth Cappuccino sidepieces on the interior. The pièce de resistance is a discreet decorative art acetate blossom on the side of the temple. A little touch that adds distinction to this elegant frame. Face à Face is a Paris based company that has been creating exciting eyewear for fifteen years. They have won several Silmo D’or awards, the equivalent of a Palme D’Or or an Oscar, for their designs. Face à Face frames can be found in London at the Observatory boutique, in Paris at Bastille Optic and in Milan at L’O on Via Giuseppe Verdi 2. Further information on stockists worldwide at www.faceaface-paris.com

Götti Switzerland
LINDBERG
MOREL par Jean Nouvel
BLACKFIN
OGI Eyewear