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Balmain’s boy wonder Olivier Rousteing gives us a new Wonder Boy

A few weeks ago during Paris Fashion Week, Paris was even more about fashion than normal. Among the designers showing their new collections was Olivier Rousteing for Balmain. He gave us clothes, but also a sneak preview of some new Balmain eyewear....

Wonder Boy III in Gold

It’s worthwhile to keep a close eye on the shows during Paris Fashion Week if you like to stay updated on what is happening in the world of fashion, but also in the world of eyewear. Often, designers take the opportunity of showing their new fashion collections to also show the world what they have in store for us regarding eyewear. Take the Balmain show. To finish of the looks of some of the models, Rousteing gave them the newest edition of probably his most famous pair of sunglasses to wear, namely the Wonder Boy III. 

Following two earlier Wonder Boy editions, this third version of the iconic shield frames is of course also made in the typical Balmain color combination of black and gold. A small visor made from titanium sticks out giving this frame a very powerful silhouette. The shields on the temples are covered in the historic Balmain labyrinth motif. Unmistakably a Wonder Boy.

 

Admirable in Bone

Brigitte in Dark Blue

Besides this iconic pair of sunglasses, a sneak preview of the new Balmain eyewear collection shows some beautiful rounded frames in black, blue and brown and a rectangular one in a soft off-white. Of course, all frames have the complex detailing in gold and metal that is so typical for Balmain. 

Croissy in Dark Brown

You can watch the Balmain fashion show below to see the Wonder Boy III in action and if you’re interested in more Balmain eyewear, there is as always a whole showroom for you to check out.



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Porsche Design surprises with new top model

Porsche Design surprises with new top model

Making visually beautiful things is a challenge for every designer in every industry and certainly also in the optical field, but of course functional innovations are maybe even more interesting and important.

Functionality is not always beautiful and that is why functional adjustments are often hidden and made invisible. At Porsche Design, they think differently. The statement with their latest glasses design is therefore:

"In most designs, the function remains hidden.
But we don’t want to hide something UNIQUE."

Because the new hinges in the most exclusive Porsche Design frame to date are not only a functional improvement, but also very beautiful and should therefore be seen. Porsche Design ambassador Patrick Dempsey wears this new luxury frame with style and proves once again that a beautiful and well-chosen frame can really be an eye-catcher and the finishing touch to any outfit.

Jobs at the best opticians

Linneweever - Wateringen

Linneweever - Wateringen

4·D Optiek - Arnhem

4·D Optiek - Arnhem

Sandman Optiek - Apeldoorn

Sandman Optiek - Apeldoorn

New showroom alert: Monoqool

New showroom alert: Monoqool

Last week we introduced the showroom of Kilsgaard and this week we add another Danish brand to our ever-growing list of showrooms: Monoqool. Like its predecessor, this brand is also rooted in the Danish design tradition: simple ideas, perfect execution…

There are two words that best describe the design philosophy of Monoqool: innovation and sustainability. Innovation thanks to the techniques they use like 3D printing: frames are built up from layers as thin as 0.1 mm of solidified powder. Any excess powder is reused for up to 98%, making this way of manufacturing a sustainable choice. The printing is done in Denmark which drastically reduces CO2 emissions (no need to ship the collections from factories all over the world to Denmark).

All 3D printed frames are screwless and weigh a maximum of 6 grams which guarantee the highest user comfort. Add to that a Danish sense of minimalistic style and even a bit of humor, and there you have it: Monoqool.

You can check out the Monoqool collection in the new showroom.

New showroom alert: Kilsgaard

New showroom alert: Kilsgaard

It’s finally time for us to present to you the showroom of Danish brand Kilsgaard Eyewear. And like all other things Danish, Kilsgaard’s aesthetic is clean and minimal. As they say: Kilsgaard is eyewear brought back to the essence...

It can of course be fun to wear glasses and sunglasses that are totally on trend. But the thing with fashion trends is they tend to pass quickly to be replaced by other trends. So, if you want to be sure you will be happy with the frame of your choice for a long time, you better pick a timeless design. Kilsgaard is one of the brands you should then definitely consider.

Part of the Kilsgaard design philosophy is taking a single idea and trying to find the clearest and best possible way to express that idea into a frame. The result is a collection of optical glasses and sunglasses without any unnecessary details. Clean lines and high-quality materials give these frames a timelessness that is beautifully minimalistic. Doing more by doing less.

To view the Kilsgaard collection, have a look here.

OJO Vol. 2: Etnia Barcelona X Ignasi Monreal's capsule collection

OJO Vol. 2: Etnia Barcelona X Ignasi Monreal's capsule collection

They did it before and with success, so now Etnia Barcelona and artist Ignasi Monreal are again joining forces to launch OJO Vol. 2: a capsule collection of limited-edition sunglasses that add something very special to your face: an extra set of eyes...

Ignasi Monreal is called the enfant terrible of the Spanish art world. He joins apparently opposing references like art history and videogames to form his own visual world. Together with the design team of Etnia Barcelona, Monreal basically created a piece of jewelry disguised as a pair of sunglasses. Or the other way around… Either way, when you wear the Ignasi – it comes in lavender, jade green and classic Havana – you can be sure people will notice you. The rectangular frame is made from thick acetate and has an eye-popping detail on the temples: a pair of beautiful dark green eyes. Only 300 pairs will be available of each color so be quick if you want a pair! 

For more Etnia Barcelona you can check out our recently updated showroom.

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Masunaga

Masunaga

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