The outstanding masterpieces, made in Germany, created by Cari Zalloni have certainly written their own design history. Cari Zalloni is a creative genius. He doesn’t follow trends – he creates them. His charismatic style is his signature style, unmistakable in each of his designs. It is the essence of the Cazal brand.
Cazal sunglasses, made in Germany, have shaped a unique and clear form language. They’re a declaration of independence from any kind of mainstream: distinctive, unique and individualistic. Therefore the fascinating aspect about Cazal is the label’s ability to satisfy the demands of spectacle wearers who couldn’t be more different in their taste.
Côte&Ciel began as a special project in 2008, commissioned by Apple, started to collaborate with Paris-based ready-to-wear brand DAMIR DOMA. Côte&Ciel represents the bridge between a minimalistic and intuitive approach to design that is equally informed by the geometry of the natural world, as it is by engineering products that work in tandem with the human body, both practically and ergonomically.
Inspired by the complementary clash between coast and sky, Côte&Ciel has many items from backpacks, totes and iPhone accessories, these are thoughtfully designed to fit within busy lifestyles, offering premium protection and a clean, minimal aesthetic.
Established 1995 in Los Angeles, CA, DITA cofounders Jeff Solorio and John Juniper remain the driving force behind one of the last independent eyewear makers in the world. Each DITA frame is handmade in Japan by master craftsmen in the best factory in the world. The entire process can take anywhere from eight months to one year to complete from conceptualization.
DITA only use the highest quality materials: titanium, 18K gold, white gold and the finest Japanese zyl acetates. DITA is globally recognized for innovative design, craftsmanship, fit and subtle insignia. DITA is available exclusively at select luxury destinations and optical stores in over 50 countries
GLCO was created in Venice, CA in 2010 by L.A native Garrett Leight. Leight's eyewear heritage has been well documented, but it's his vision of creating a brand that offers luxury handcrafted eyewear combining quality, service, style, & original brand DNA for the best value, that makes GLCO most unique. GLCO is inspired by California and its icons.
Combining authentic design & high quality materials with true craftsmen is the right way to make handmade eyewear. They value technology, dexterity, & personal happiness above all else. Their manufacturer creates the fairest priced and most valuable eyewear ethically.
No more ‘diffusion line’ of Prada, Miu Miu in its own right redefines elegance for women that want something different. Miuccia Prada herself said “I always wanted to be different”. Miu Miu was Miuccia Prada's childhood nickname and describes the brand's strong playful nonchalance. The sunglasses are as highly distinctive and considered as the clothing often debuting at Miu Miu’s anticipated Paris shows. Catwalk frames evolve and collections such as Noir and Culte are iconic epitomising the phenomenon of the It-sunglasses.
MOSCOT is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear since 1915 — The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections. All MOSCOT eyewear are handmade using the highest quality materials, real hardware, and hinges that are riveted through the temple and frame fronts to ensure the sturdiest construction possible.
With 100 years of eyewear experience, MOSCOT carefully inspects every frame with expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. While now recognized as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop.
MYKITA eyewear is handmade in Berlin. The company was founded by Moritz Krueger, Philipp Haffmans, Daniel Haffmans and Harald Gottschling in 2003. A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections.
A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.
Oliver Peoples was born in the heart of West Hollywood, California, on iconic Sunset Boulevard, in 1986, when Co-Founder and Creative Director Larry Leight opened the doors to the Company's first optical boutique.
Oliver Peoples eyewear is handcrafted of the finest materials, unrivalled in quality and available in limited quantities. The lack of discernible logo emphasizes the beauty of the frame and appeals to tastemakers wanting to make a statement without advertising it. The ultimate Oliver Peoples consumer is a confident intellectual with a progressive sense of fashion, who appreciates discoverability and quality without sacrificing expressive style. Discreet branding means remaining recognizable only to those ‘in the know.’
Started in 1997 by a few friends in Huntington Beach, California, Paul Frank was originally established as a gift and accessory company. Paul Frank Industries has brought its bright color palette and unique sensibility to a global audience of men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Mixing a pleasant blend of sarcasm with wholehearted sincerity, each new Paul Frank product comes from the minds of individuals who simply want to makes things different and better.
Since the debut of his first line, Paul Smith has flourished from a menswear designer name to a global lifestyle brand. PAUL SMITH, the umbrella name, is made up of complementary sub-brands that address the different lifestyles of the modern individual.
Paul Smith entered a licensing agreement in 1994 with Oliver Peoples to design Paul Smith Spectacles. The collection incorporates signature Paul Smith classic influences with quirky humor and attention to detail. Frames are crafted by hand of the highest quality materials and vibrant hues provide distinguishable style. Designs are sophisticated and incorporate the quintessential whimsical nature of Paul Smith. The expertise and experience of Oliver Peoples has enabled the collections to be produced to the highest quality
Handcrafted since 1917, Persol has been a symbol of Italian eyewear for more than 90 years. The name Persol is derived from the Italian phrase per il sole – “for the sun”. The brand was founded in Turin, producing eyewear for military pilots and racing drivers. Persol is one of the oldest and respected sunglasses makers. Each frame is still handmade in the historic factory in Lauriano passing through several artisanal hands.
Not just a fashion statement but a symbol of authenticity, Persol is characterised by the Supreme Arrow and the parallel lines of Meflecto, the world’s first flexible system designed for maximum comfort by eliminating pressure on the head from the arms of glasses representing a technologically unsurpassed solution.
PLAYN was born out of the desire to share a passion for design and a vision for a sustainable way of life with those who look for a simple pair of stylish glasses. PLAYN stands for classic shapes with focus on subtle details, handcrafted frames and premium lenses that withstand the tests of time – and trends.
PLAYN takes a new approach to designer eyewear by giving equal consideration to both frames and lenses. We design our own premium Lab Lenses with hand-tinted colours and coatings for the perfect marriage of frame and lens. For enthusiasts PLAYN goes one step further and offers bespoke lenses, making eyewear less of a necessity to protect your eyes but more of a personal statement.
One of the most influential designers in menswear, Thom Browne, release the eyewear collection with all components custom designed for each individual style by DITA eyewear, the licensee brand behind the collection. The eyewear maintains Thom's design aesthetics, which are taken from the 40s, 50s and 60s with each frame branded in Thom’s tri-coloured signature of red, white and blue.