Francis Klein – Generational Gems

Are you one of those people that struggles to find that ‘perfect’ frame? Are there never enough embellishments, or details on the frames in store? Then this is one brand you need to look into. With Francis Klein, you can select the shape, colour, hand detail and embellishment level on every single piece.

Custom Francis Klein

Founded by optician Francis Klein and his wife Michèle in 1970, this family business is now run by their two Daughters Dixie and Betty in a Parisian showroom. The girls have developed the brand into a new era for bespoke eyewear, whilst still managing to keep the companies’ morals close to heart; craftsmanship, personalization, elegance and creativity. Better still, they have avoided any mass producing despite how popular they have become, insisting on keeping a small team to personalise each and every frame at a level you just cant get with a large factory. In fact, they are a team of four that customise the eyewear, with specialised skills such as hand engraving, laser drawing, rhinestone placement, 3D element and haute couture jewellery placement. If you’re after customised eyewear with history, this is the range for you.

When looking through the collection, the first thing that comes to mind is GLAMOUR. With shapes mirroring those popular from the 1970’s, these frames are more a piece of wearable art rather than just another frame. There is passion, personality and individual style in every single piece.
The details are incredible too. Even at the most basic of their designs, the shapes and colour of the quality acetates are a statement on their own. Moving onto lazer etching and colourful Rhinestones which are hand placed into the acetate frame, your freedom to create your own vision is only just beginning. The team at Francis Klein have so many stunning models for inspiration I honestly am going to struggle to know where to start! When you then look to the options of the metal motives and larger rhinestone embellishments, you are guaranteed a piece that will be a head turner for all of the right reasons. Glamour, style, and originality are all moulded into your very own Francis Klein Frame.

Like many other eyewear lovers,  I  really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into frames like these. Francis Klein Eyewear may not be for everyone, but for those of us who see eyewear as an expression of individual identity and hand made techniques as an art skill, we appreciate the delicate nature of this collection.

I can’t wait to explore this range more, and I hope you get the chance to as well!

Read more TEF posts on Francis Klein here, or visit their website.

The Eyewear Girl x

Author: Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts has been in the Australian Optical Industry for over 17 years. She started out as a qualified Optical Mechanic and dispenser (Optician), then went on to Optical Training, Store and Business Management, Marketing, Sales Repping and National Sales Manager roles. Her passion, however has always been on the fashion and style side, focusing on quality product and the Independent practice. She runs her own eyewear blog called "Eyewear Girl"

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