Lara D // Italian spirit, creativity and a unique expression in design

Jasmin is triumphantly showing of this beautiful metal frame by Lara D’ with some cool negative space effect. Triumphantly cause she is happy to be outdoors after a long lock-down, but also while showing off her feminity with this beautiful frame design that is also available in 24kt gold and covered with white diamond powder on the top.

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The frames in metal highlight my architectural style and are born out of consistent research to do things in new ways.

Lara D'Alpao

Lara D' Eyewear - FENICE 0030 55-13 135
Lara D' Eyewear - FENICE 0031 55-13 135
Lara D' Eyewear - FENICE 0006 55-13 135
Lara D' Eyewear - FENICE 00D 55-13-135

Also, acetate is a material for which Lara D’Alpaos has a particular fondness. She has become well known for her experimental work with the material, and her use of artisan applications which explore how the surface can be worked by hand. Here Jasmin is wearing her model “Kelly”, a beautiful laminated frame, which Mazzucchelli blocks were cutted in different thicknesses, creating a more 3 dimensional look. Super cool!

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I have always had a great love for acetate as a frame material. There is something very beautiful about imagining new colour combinations for the face and I am passionate about using this material in different ways, layering the colours, or cutting sections away to create space and linear movement across the design.

Lara D'Alpaos

Lara D' Eyewear - KELLI 2211 53-17 140
Lara D' Eyewear - KELLI 0812 53-17 140
Lara D' Eyewear - KELLI 2520 FRONTALE
Lara D' Eyewear - KELLI 0424 53-17 140
Lara D' Eyewear - KELLI 2520 53-17 140
Lara D' Eyewear - KELLI 2211 FRONTALE

About Lara D’

Trained as an architect, Lara D’Alpaos launched her first eyewear range in 2010. Raised in a family with over 40 years’ expertise in Italian eyewear production, and passionate about fashion and design, the launch collection exceeded all expectations, successfully combining Italian craftsmanship, quality and a whimsical design language that is creative and original but never out of place.

Today the LARA D’ brand presents a collection of over 80 artistic designs, in 5 micro collections with a mix of materials including acetate, stainless steel and beta titanium. The frames offer a range of unique qualities, taking an experimental approach to the concept of lightness and exploring freedom of expression in colour and shape by means of advanced applications of new and innovative production techniques.

Shooting: TEFdoesBARCA
Fenice and Kelly by Lara D’ Eyewear
Jasmin Teichtmeister of Purstyle
Photographer: Julia Malinowska

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 promote 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", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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