Pilot style, purism and extravagance – at opti, exhibitors will present the eyewear trends of the coming year from 25 to 27 January 2019 at the Fairground Munich. First-time exhibitors especially, cannot wait to show-off their latest designs in Munich. Here are five examples from France, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Canada.
LPLR from France, awaits the positive energy of the trade show in Munich with great anticipation: “So far we have only heard good things about opti. That’s why we definitely want to be there in 2019”, says LPLR designer Alison Hemmes. Although LPLR frames – the acronym stands for La Petite Lunette Rouge in French, which means “the little red glasses” – are not always red, the colour does feature in most of its pieces, as does the distinctive double bridge. The new pieces of the “FW19” collection incorporate their own trademark: their very own double hinge system developed by LPLR designer Alison Hemmes and LPLR founder Hilarhi Arcade.
Hong Kong’s Rounder Rounder is also looking forward to the trade show in Munich, because “opti is growing and developing very well,” says Brian Hou. Above all, his company wants to score points with its use of high-quality material and its exceptional quality and outstanding workmanship. “These are exactly our strengths,” emphasizes Hou, whose label is one of the companies exhibiting in the opti BOXES in Hall C2, which is dedicated to newcomers. At opti 2019 Rounder Rounder will premier its latest collection of buffalo horn frames, but also sunglasses like the model “BASTET PINK” with a titanium double frame featuring the Cateye look.
opti 2019 is the single biggest trade show for the Swiss designer label NIRVAN JAVAN. The frames reflect purity and perfection, says Nirvan Javan. The point is not for the glasses to attract attention, but to complement features of the wearer in the best possible manner. He has already created four collections, with “BECAUSE I CAN” the mantra for his latest offering.
Eque-M / Frency & Mercury will be exhibiting two new products at opti 2019: Hyakkaryoran1 and Hyakkaryoran2. These pieces are distinctly oversized and elegant. They were conceived by the world renown Japanese designer Eque-M, whose name Frency & Mercury will adopt in the future. The designer’s favourite materials are Japanese titanium and acetate, which are valued for their quality worldwide.