LOFTxTEF Awards nominees

TEF Magazine and LOFT Eyewear Shows, who are both known for supporting Independent Eyewear, have joined forces to bring you the first edition of the Awards for Excellence in Eyewear Design; the LOFTxTEF Awards!

After preselecting over a hundred submissions, their grand jury nominated 6 frames for each of the 4 categories. These 24 frames will be judged upon by an esteemed selection of eyewear designers, optical journalists, eyewear influencers, and reputable opticians.

It is with pride that we can present to you, the final nominees for the upcoming LOFTxTEF Awards 2019:


Best Fashion Frame 2019

Nominated in the “Best Fashion Frame” category are:
Blake Kuwahara – Larrabee  |  Francis Klein – Heel  |  Masahiro Maruyama – Erase  |  Tarian – Anvers  |  Theo – Mile+64  |  Vava – WL0017

Blake Kuwahara - Fashion Frame
Francis Klein - Fashion Frame
Masahiro Muruyama - Fashion Frame
Tarian - Fashion Frame
Theo - Fashion Frame
Vava - Fashion Frame

Best Fashion Sunglass 2019

Nominated in the “Best Fashion Sunglass” category are:
Blake Kuwahara – Moore | Entourage of 7 – Monarch | Face a Face – Gatsby | Masahiro Maruyama – Broken | Philippe V – Woman 10 | Salt. – Dibergi

Blake Kuwahara - Fashion Sunglass
EO7 - Fashion Sunglass
Face a Face - Fashion Sunglass
Masahiro Muruyama - Fashion Sunglass
Philippe V - Fashion Sunglass
Salt - Fashion Sunglass

Best Technical Frame 2019

Nominated in the “Best Techincal Frame” category are:
Emmanuelle Khahn – EK 2050J | Hapter – Icon I01 | JF-Rey – Double Jue JF2800 | Tavat – Pantos C 8mm | Theo – Apollo | Vue DC – Kot duo

Emmanuelle Khanh - Technical Frame
Hapter - Technical Frame
JF Rey - Technical Frame
Tavat - Technical Frame
Theo - Technical Frame
Vue DC - Technical Frame

Best Technical Sunglass 2019

Nominated in the “Best Techincal Sunglass” category are:
Haffmans & Neumeister – Arsenic | Henau – Kona | Philippe V – Woman 5.1 | Rolf Spectacles – Skyline | Tavat – Scrambler | Vava – CL0006

Haffmans & Neumeister - Technical Sunglass
Henau - Technical Sunglass
Philippe V - Technical Sunglass
Rolf Spectacles - Technical Sunglass
Tavat - Technical Sunglass
Vava - Technical Sunglass

The final voting session will be made on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd by our international jury of optical journalists, eyewear bloggers and influencers from the optical arena.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the LOFTxTEF Awards ceremony on Friday the 22 of March (party starts at 8.00PM at the Hudson Mercantile, 500 West 36th Street). Tickets are limited as we can only hold as many patrons as the fire code will allow. So be EARLY if you don’t want to miss the FUN!!

Get your free tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/786316985046694/

Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded “International Optical Personality of the Year” for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 322.000 ECPs.

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