Last weekend, several members of the TEF Entourage were present at the very first edition of copenhagen specs in Berlin. This independent eyewear show is originally held in Copenhagen, and its minimalistic and fair clean concept has proven itself to have a great appeal towards the independent eyewear industry. Therefore it was only a matter of time before they would expand this concept to other cities in Europe.
What I particularly like about this concept, is the simple wooden booths, that gives each exhibiting brand the opportunity to present themselves through the quality and design of their product, instead of the size of their booth or the Ferrari parked inside. It has a familial atmosphere where independent brands can coexist and interact with each other, without being in competition.
After creating the TEFdoesBERLIN shoot, we took some snapshots inside the show as well. It was nice seeing old friends again and maybe even nicer discovering some new ones!
Maison’s traditional design and stylish feminine allure by Baldinini
We admired the refined Italian styled frames of Enni Marco
Nanoplated coolness by Blackfin – Titanium Eyewear
Again we were seduced and hypnotized by bob Sdrunk cool designs!
Not just shirts and glasses, but watches as well, in the booth of Einstoffen
Readers don’t need to be ugly at all, especially not these beautifully Frank and Lucie readers.
Freisight are wooden frames made by musical instrument manufacturers.
Making of picture of the #TEFdoesBERLIN lifestyle shoot.
Our friend Joey from Helden creates honoust acetate frames around proven lens shapes.
Stand out from the crowd, support your own distinct personality with Lio Occhiali.
Jooly offers irresistibly inspired by the latest fashion trends, designed with love and passion.
LA Eyeworks designs frames to celebrate the diversity of faces & the uniqueness of individuals.
Lars Gerrits of Eye Eye Caramba distributes unique lines from all over the world.
L.G.R eyewear accompanies the traveler on endless journeys filled with adventure.
As if leather frames aren’t unique enough, Lucas de Stael tattooed some of his styles.
The madness of being oneself is expressed in the collection of Mad in Italy.
Mykita X Bernhard Willhelm blend innovative designs of contemporary culture.
Neubau offers lifestyle and sustainability inspired by urban culture.
Parasite is a transcendence of existence, a supernatural interpretation of reality.
Philippe V allows you to rebel and express your pursuit for uniqueness.
SALT. is committed to quality construction and timeless design inspired by effortless beauty.
Made from the original back in black album, the Vinylize x ac/dc will shake you all night long.
Vanessa et Mehdi create unprecedented results disrupting current trends with 3D innovation.
Liò is handmade in Italy and focused on satisfying the demands of the younger generations.
We strongly believe that Berlin, being the fashion capitol of Northern Europe deserves a unique platform like this, and are looking forward to the second edition!
Text: Maarten Weidema
Photographer: Jeroen Zorgdrager Fotografie