eyewear

Holiday upgrades

at sabine be.

26th June 2015 French optician Sabine Bégault-Vagner from Orléans turned to eyewear design in 2014, and hasn’t looked back. Her acetate frames and sunnies come in high volume hues, with distinctive graphic shapes – perfect for summer holidays. Colour pairings frequently include tortoise on neon purple, classic shiny crystal or shiny statement red. Flashy split combination colours on the fronts (see models be swag, be pretty and be geek) are a particularly fun option. Above: model be whaouh ! by sabine be. : a round frame shape, a square lens.

be rebel
be rebel / sabine be.

With a strong preference for Mazzucchelli acetate, Sabine has her own frame “signatures” including a round and square end pieces on each model, in matching or contrasting hues; all frames are made in France. To compliment the collection, be accessories include beautifully made summer-toned chains, cases and purses, featuring the same “signature” details to mix and match with eyewear.

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be accessories / sabine be.

Available at leading optical stores including Studio Optix, USA, Artsee Miami, Ottica Astrologo, Rome, and at sabine be, 21 Rue de la Republique, 45000 Orleans, France www.sabinebe.fr CN

Summertime!

Leisure time and the holidays are enhanced with superb optical and sunglass designs by independent artisans. In Reviews, authentic international creators are highlighted who produce genuine handmade eyewear in natural materials including horn, wood and leather. An enthusiastic optician ignites the Boutique scene in Dijon, France, and our Designer of the Month hails from Rome. Discover the cultural significance of shoes in CITY GUIDES with a fascinating exhibition in London. Click and stay with Eyestylist for continual eyewear and accessory style alerts.

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Artistic influences

THEO, inspired by Strook

12th May 2015 It’s all about spontaneity. A drawing takes shape without me thinking about it very much. I want to be able to draw without limits.” Strook

In the world of theo eyewear nothing is impossible! The Antwerp label has announced a new collection inspired by Bruges-based artist Stefaan De Crook aka Strook – with a striking presentation of metal engraving across the frame.

Strook and theo met each other about four years ago through the platform for young designers De Invasie. Soon afterwards, Strook had a show at the theo Gallery in Antwerp and created a display window for theo-Somers Optiek (above).

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Fashion by THEO

The ensuing collection proposes four powerful designs inspired by one of the artist’s characteristic line drawings, linked to Antwerp: models named Zoo, Diamond, Hand and Fashion, each with a little piece of the symbol of the city in the upper left-hand corner. theo designer Bracké explains: “In order to come up with the forms for the glasses, I took inspiration from Strook’s interplay of lines. The models had been roughly sketched first, but the final result was completely different!”

Available in eight colours, and a choice of matt or glossy finish, the insides of the frames have a striking, sometimes contrasting colour scheme. All four stainless steel models can be fitted with optical or sun lenses, with a spectacular look, either way. For further information visit www.theo.be. View the video featuring the artist at https://vimeo.com/122090711 /www.strook.eu CN

ROLF Spectacles Opens in Vienna

“A Shop in Vienna is a Dream Come True”

6th May 2015 An exciting new chapter in ROLF Spectacles unfolds tomorrow – 7th May – when ROLF opens a chic little boutique in the heart of Vienna. Located in the historical Franziskanerplatz, only a few steps from The Stephansdom, ROLF’S eyewear gem features the original wooden storefront, perfect for a company that is the champion of natural materials. A cosy, friendly ambience is assured for the handcrafted speciality frames by the Austrian creators.

Major from the evolved wood collection by ROLF
Major from the evolved wood collection by ROLF

While at work on preparations for the boutique opening, Roland Wolf was pleasantly surprised when John Malkovich popped by (top photo) The shop is officially open for business on Friday, 8th May. Watch this space for further updates on ROLF’S latest adventure. www.rolf-spectacles.co/en/about-rolf/rolf-shop JG

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3 of the best…

out-of-the-ordinary reds

24th April 2015 Red has long been a top contender in eyewear, alongside other classic shades of black, brown and tortoise. This season sees several glam interpretations that take the colour straight into the realms of out-of-the-ordinary. The Italian label Pollipo releases Style n. 596 this month, an acetate with a red pixelated effect on front and temples. www.pollipostore.com

Anni Shades / model Laura
Laura / Anni & Anni Shades

At Anni & Anni Shades, optical frame Laura combines an asymmetrical colour pairing of violet and red – in fine dyed natural wood. Made by hand in the label’s workshop in Ohio, this frame has a wonderfully unique shape, and attractive matte finish.  www.annishades.com

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Topas / Veronika Wildgruber
Topas / Veronika Wildgruber

In the same vein, Topas by Veronika Wildgruber combines a minimal optical shape with flat top and two-tone effect where red is used under the horn-effect browline to circle the eyes. Dramatic and memorable. Wear as an optical or with sun lenses. www.veronikawildgruber.com CN