LARA D’ // New releases in Sculpted Acetate Collection

Artisan excellence, bold design, and an irresistible sparkling play of light. The Italian designer Lara D’Alpaos describes her new creative ophthalmic designs as works of art with a unique sculptural elegance, hand-finished by master craftsmen who specialise in the traditional techniques of engraving in precious metalwork.

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”17″]This collection further explores the detailed work we can do on the surface of an acetate frame style – to give it a different style and memorable quality.


I continue to collaborate with some of the most talented craftsmen of Vicenza, an Italian city famed for its jewelers and artisans with specialist skills in time-honored craft techniques.[/perfectpullquote]

Statement, hand-fished eyewear, independent, unique, with artistic colorations and combinations of exquisite tones, in an artisan collection with character and a mood of glamour: LARA D’ is delighted to introduce two new ophthalmic models for women in the Sculpted Acetate collection. The models are eye-catching and glimmer in the light, the result of the exciting sculpted effect of the acetate surfaces, worked by hand by diamond-point engravers from Vicenza.

The two new models for women – Giada and Greta – come in a palette of individual colours and blended combinations. Model Giada, the oversized cat’s eye design, is available in black and white tortoise, black and glitter green moss, light purple and soft brown, and tortoise with deep coral. Model Greta, a modified butterfly shape with an angled browline comes in black with crystal glitter brown, crystal tan with purple, black and white tortoise, and tortoise with coral.

Lara D' Eyewear - GRETA 2721 53-17 140
Lara D' Eyewear - GRETA 1712 53-17 140
Lara D' Eyewear - GRETA 2404 53-17 140
Lara D' Eyewear - GRETA 0416 53-17 140
Lara D' Eyewear - GIADA 1712 53-16 140
Lara D' Eyewear - GIADA 0804 53-16 140
Lara D' Eyewear - GIADA 0424 53-16 140
Lara D' Eyewear - GIADA 2311 53-16 140

About Lara D’ Eyewear

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.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Lara D’Alpaos” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”17″]Italian craftsmanship is the international definition that best expresses the philosophy behind my collection. All our designs are made exclusively in Italy in the Valle del Cadore, an enchanting place with a natural setting at the heart of the magical Belluno Dolomites.[/perfectpullquote]

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 a freedom of expression in colour and shape by means of advanced applications of new and innovative production techniques.

Author: maarten weidemaAfter 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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