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TOM FORD SS22: a glimpse of what’s to come

On September 13th, Tom Ford closed NY Fashion Week with his SS22 show. The King of Glamour showed his view of what’s to come in the world of fashion. And with that, he also gave a very sneak peek of where he might be going next with his eyewear collection…

When you hear ‘Tom Ford’, you know there will be glamour. So, it might come as somewhat of a surprise that his SS22 show was built around sportswear. That’s right. Shorts, racer back tanks and sweatpants. But fear not. Everything in true Tom Ford style, which means lots of sparkle, gold lamé fabric, sequins and satin.

His clothes weren’t the only thing referencing sportswear. Ford send four models down the catwalk wearing sunglasses. Two of them wore a shield-like frame that perfectly fits the sport-meets-street trend we’ve been seeing more and more of. But, just like the clothes, this frame is still more glamour than sports with its shiny gold detail and mirroring shield lens.

The other frame is reminiscing of those frames Neo wears in the Matrix. Small, but again in a shiny version. A gold frame with golden, mirroring glasses.

In the mood for more Tom Ford? We've got a showroom full of Tom Ford frames!




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New showroom alert: Maison Henry Jullien

New showroom alert: Maison Henry Jullien

Maison Henry Jullien has been making glasses and sunglasses since as early as 1921. Henry Jullien thought eyewear to be as important as jewelry. We've recently added their showroom to our website so you can see for yourself what this brand is all about...

Maison Henry Jullien frames are made by hand and require over 279 operations and almost 4 months of work. No surprise, when you look at the fine detailing on for instance the hinges of these metal frames and their temple tips.

 

Over the years, the house also developed a special technique for their gold metal frames. This technique differs from traditional gold platting in that the gold is inextricably linked to the metal base of the frame, giving these frames extreme longevity.

 

Besides their Gold Filled collection, Maison Henry Jullien also has a Nano Fit collection, with all frames weigh no less than a maximum of 5 grams. This eyewear brand offers classic and elegant frames that never go out of style. You can see for yourself in our Maison Henry Jullien showroom.

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Keep it light during those dark days with ESPRIT

Keep it light during those dark days with ESPRIT

The colder it gets, the more we hide in big coats, chunky scarfs, and warm beanies. With so much going on around your face, why not keep your eyewear simple and subtle? Esprit has some beautiful frames to lighten things up this winter...

Being a Californian brand that embodies the sunny lifestyle, it comes as no surprise that Esprit will always try to keep your wardrobe – and your eyewear – light and breezy. Even in winter. One way to do that is with color. Forget about black and brown. In the Esprit winter collection, you will find nice dark yellows that remind us of sunlight, bright blues like the ocean, and soft greens to resemble Spring grass.

 

To keep things light, Esprit has eyewear to match. Delicate metal glasses in silver and gold or clear acetate ones with a touch of color and some nice gold details. To protect your eyes against low-hanging rays of winter sun, wear some Esprit sunglasses. Whether you prefer the more oversized acetate ones or the smaller metal frames, all sunglasses share the same understated aesthetic. With an Esprit frame on you can be sure that even though you are wearing a ton of clothes with glasses on top of that, people will still be able to see your face shine through.

Check out our showroom for our entire Esprit collection!

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Cat-eyes forever!

Cat-eyes forever!

Cat-eye glasses have stood the test of time. Ever since they became popular in the 1950s, women all over the world have been wearing this style. Even today, a lot of brands have one or more cat-eyes in their collection. We've selected the best for you...

Liu-Jo

Let’s start with a little history lesson, shall we? The idea for the shape came from one Altina Schinasi, who worked as a window dresser in New York in the 1930s. There was an optician nearby her store, and she noticed the lack of options in feminine frames. She came up with the idea for pointy glasses but had a hard time at first selling the idea to manufacturers. There was one shop in New York though, that saw something in her design, and they started selling them, with success.

Calvin Klein

Akoni 

The original cat-eyes from the 1940s and 1950s were made for optical lenses only. The lenses were quite small and narrow, with a pointy, upward tip on both sides of the often heavily embellished frame. In the 1960s, lenses became bigger and the style transformed to a more oversized one. It wasn’t until Audrey Hepburn wore a pair of cat-eye sunglasses in her film Breakfast at Tiffanys, that the shape became popular for sunglasses as well.

Silhouette

Masunaga

Over the years, the cat-eye frame has adjusted itself to the fashion of the times, but the feline shape with the upward sides always stayed recognizable. There are metal cat-eyes, acetate ones, oversized and bold frames but also more subtle minimalistic versions. We’ve made a nice selection of cat-eyes from our showroom to hopefully inspire you to give them a try next time you visit your local optician.

Scotch & Soda

 

Tom Ford

The newest eyewear

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Modo

Modo

Tom Ford

Tom Ford

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New showroom alert: Bloomdale

New showroom alert: Bloomdale

Our showroom is getting bigger and better: we recently added Bloomdale to our ever-growing list of brands. This Dutch brand is not afraid of using colors and patterns, but don't worry if you are not into both. Bloomdale also offers simpler designs...

The collection of Bloomdale has something for almost everyone. The way they combine interesting shapes with colors, materials and patterns, makes theirs a very diverse collection. When you like your optical glasses to be fun, this collection might very well be perfect for you. Not too over the top, but definitely different than most collections. And like we said, when you’re not into color that much you can still find your next pair of glasses at Bloomdale, for they also have more understated frames.

We can talk about it all we want, but it’s probably best to have a look yourself at the Bloomdale showroom.

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New showroom alert: Masunaga

New showroom alert: Masunaga

We proudly present the Japanese brand Masunaga as one of the latest additions to our showroom. This brand is all about true craftsmanship and their handmade glasses and sunglasses stand out with their exceptional detailing. Let's have a closer look...

Founded in 1905, Masunaga is not new to the eyewear game. Over the past 100 years, they have been an important player in making the famous Fukui area in Japan leading when it comes to the manufacturing of eyewear.

 

It’s worth seeing the Masunaga collection up close: all frames are subtly but beautifully embellished with the most elaborate detailing on the nose bridges, temples and temple tips. Made from the finest materials, Masunaga frames are designed to last. Every frame is handmade by their in-house craftsmen. The collection consists of classic models in acetate, metal or a combination of the two. Masunaga is unique without being over the top. The brand is classic, without ever being boring.

 

If you want to see more of the Masunaga collection, please visit our showroom.