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Eyestylist 5th Anniversary

On 1st January 2016, Eyestylist marks its 5th Anniversary, and we want to sincerely thank our readers and advertisers in achieving this special goal. Soon we are launching a re-energised look – with a new layout and colours, and focusing on even more inspiring and enlightening updates about Fabulous Eyewear and Fine Accessories. Continuing postings keeps you in the know…Eyestylist.com is the place to go! Let the celebrations begin.

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Götti Switzerland

Luxury eyewear looks

Frames with Beauty and Finesse

There, all is order and beauty, luxury, calm and voluptuousness” Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

Luxury is often an indefinable ingredient. In eyewear, frames in the luxury category come with a heritage of development, longevity and design that endures. Eyewear connoisseurs LINDBERG in Denmark choose noble materials for the Precious Collection that includes Platinum, 18K solid gold; diamonds; musk ox horn and other fine, natural materials. Style 2237 (above) is artfully crafted in rose and yellow gold – true heirloom eyewear. www.lindberg.com

Bano in Genuine Horn by Götti Switzerland
Bano in Genuine Horn by Götti Switzerland

Genuine Horn has long been a favourite luxury material for eyewear. Sven Götti at Götti Switzerland creates an elegant Horn composition – Bano – that is full of character and refinement. The frame is a classic look in a square shape that harmonically complements masculine and feminine facial shapes. www.gotti.ch

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MOREL par Jean Nouvel
OGI Eyewear
BLACKFIN
Kiki on the String Rosé by Anna Karin Karlsson
Kiki on the String Rosé by Anna Karin Karlsson

Delicate and feminine, Swedish designer Anna-Karin Karlsson combines acetate with handset Swarovski crystals, and 24K gold dipped end tips in Kiki on the String Rosé. A sweeping brow provides additional glamour and sophistication. www.annakarinkarlsson.com

Chrisope by Christiane Di Palo Burrone for Selima Optique
Chrisope by Christiane Di Palo Burrone for Selima Optique

Pearls are a  lunar symbol, the oldest known gem, and magical powers are attributed to them. The superior beauity of pearls is effectively presented in Chrisope – a striking design by Christiane Di Palo Burrone for Selima Optique. The sunglasses are matt stainless steel, and the temples are elegant Swarovski pearls. www.selimaoptique.com

Advantage: Acetate

Distinctive Eyewear Designs

Acetate is a beautiful, flexible material with numerous qualities that can be styled into elegant, unique eyewear. The material is lustrous; the colour potential is astounding; and acetate is so comfortable to wear. This versatile material for eyewear is a favourite for designers – and spectacle wearers. Vera Wang has launched a glamorous, luxurious Capsule Collection that combines bold shapes, graceful symmetry, and meticulous artistic evolution – interpreted by Vera’s inspiration from fine art, sculpture, and architecture. Nomi (above) in back acetate is crafted into a seductive cat-eye shape, and adorned with chunky Swarovski crystals. www.kenmarkoptical.com

Anna by Tim Van Steenbergen for theo Belgium
Anna by Tim Van Steenbergen for theo Belgium

The flexibility of acetate highlights intensive colours, so that they are rich and robust. Anna in shocking pink is a striking example – designed by Tim Van Steenbergen for theo, and characterised by a strong, voluminous shape. Contrasting coloured temples ensure additional beauty. www.theo.be

Style 8402 from Summer in Australia by Jono Hennessy
Style 8402 from Summer in Australia by Jono Hennessy

Limited Edition fabric prints in stunning colours and designs feature in the just-released 2015/2016 Summer in Australia Collection by Jono Hennessy. Style 8402 is a stripy melange of elegant acetate colours to highlight summer fashions under Australian sun, and other global balmy ports-of-call. www.jonohennessy.com

LINDBERG
Götti Switzerland
OGI Eyewear
BLACKFIN
Shine by Face à Face Paris
Shine by Face à Face Paris

Shine from Face à Face Paris features a chic two-tone colour combination in acetate. Marine blue with a dash of lime fluorescent on the temples give this design a special radiance. The exaggerated cat-eye shape merges a touch of vintage with modern styling. www.faceaface-paris.com JG

Copenhagen Specs, March 2016

Eyewear event in Danish design capital

Independent eyewear design fair Copenhagen Specs announces a growing roster of innovative frame companies attending their Danish event in March 2016. New exhibitors include Vinylize by Tipton, ProDesign, Falvin Eyewear and Etnia Barcelona, alongside annual show attendees from Scandinavia and further afield.

Emmanuelle by Orgreen Optics, a leading Danish company attending the fair
Emmanuelle by Orgreen Optics, a leading Danish company attending the fair

Trade fair director Morten Gammelmark told Eyestylist: “Copenhagen Specs is Scandinavia’s independent eyewear fair, where inspiration and creativity are the key words. With over 135 brands like LINDBERG, Ørgreen, MYKITA, theo, Caroline Abram, Linda Farrow and Tom Ford it is an opportunity to get inspired and see new trends, with focus on the product and a great, friendly atmosphere.”

Vinylize Executive collection featuring vinyl and matt palladium – first time exhibitor
Vinylize Executive collection featuring vinyl and matt palladium – first time exhibitor
Ted by Gotti Switzerland, a returning exhibitor
Ted by Gotti Switzerland, a returning exhibitor

2016 sees the third edition of the Danish fair, which takes place at the Lokomotivvaerkstedet, an inspiring historic building (formerly used for repairing trains) located close to the city centre.

LINDBERG
OGI Eyewear
Falvin Eyewear: a newcomer from Denmark, exhibiting for the first time in 2016
Falvin Eyewear: a newcomer from Denmark, exhibiting for the first time in 2016

Gammelmark adds: “The fact that Copenhagen is a mecca for design enthusiasts out there attracts an incredible audience to the show. Our Danish design history with names such as Børge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner or LINDBERG creates a special context for visitors. Danish design is renowned all over the world for its clean lines and appreciation of high quality materials – tendencies that are also of the essence in contemporary design and international fine eyewear.”

Copenhagen Specs takes place on 5th-6th March 2016. Registration is now open at https://copenhagenspecs.nemtilmeld.dk/1/. Further information at www.copenhagenspecs.dk CN

Resort Ready!

Beautiful Eyewear for Sunny Destinations

When autumn and winter chill begins to set in, it’s time to think about sunny destinations. Visions of turquoise waters, soft sands and warm temperatures are very alluring.  So are sunglasses that lift the spirits, and provide eye protection from harsh sun rays, while bringing resort chic to stylish beach and evening wear. Here are some exciting collections!

Anna-Karin Karlsson draws on British history and her own Swedish heritage with The Queen – Mourning Lace (above) a celebration of both Alexander McQueen and Queen Victoria. The elaborate design exemplifies Karlsson’s reputation as the pacesetter of memorable and fabulous sunglasses. Her Swedish ancestors were hair jewellery artisans who created mourning pieces for Queen Victoria. Cotton cased acetate with a lace print, and the metal moth temple décor are made especially for the Anna-Karin Karlsson collection. www.annakarinkarlsson.com

Sophisticated and Chic – Groucho by Roland Mouret
Sophisticated and Chic – Groucho by Roland Mouret

Roland Mouret’s fashion designs are coveted by women for their purity of design, sensuous draping and soft flow, which further compliments his beautiful resort fashions. Mouret’s sunglass collection is exquisitely orchestrated in smooth acetate, including Groucho in black, with refined temple details. More on Roland Mouret at www.rolandmouret.com

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Zero 10 by Finest Seven London
Zero 10 by Finest Seven London

Aviator shapes are expressed in numerous variations, and among the most stylish is Zero 10 from Finest Seven in London. The exaggerated silhouette, sleek double bridge, and flattering Zeiss lilac lenses resonates fine, contemporary artisan craftsmanship. www.finestseven.com

The Tilman by Shane Baum at Leisure Society
The Tilman by Shane Baum at Leisure Society

Limited Edition en Plein Soleil from Leisure Society includes timeless designs by Shane Baum. The Tilman is a handsome optical frame that features clip-on sun lenses, with hand-enamelled crossbar details. www.leisure-society.com JG