TC Charton // Fiercely Feminine

Kristie is wearing a fiercely and feminine cat-eye style Sumei by TC Charton, a shape that showcases the perfect combination of acetate and metal details. This retro-inspired cat-eye shape makes a bold statement, but the detailed craftsmanship is what puts this piece squarely into the 21st century.

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Sumei comes in 3 colours that complement warmer skin tones: classic Black with Platinum, while Amethyst Havana and Burgundy Red are paired with Japanese Light Gold metal details.

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TC Charton is sleek, modern and timeless all at once. It’s meant for the consumer who believes that quality and comfort makes a better fashion statement than just a label. The idea behind each frame design is based on a distinctive American style with careful consideration of the colours and styles that best complement Asian features.

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About TC Charton

TC Charton is the first eyewear line designed in North America specifically with Asians in mind, producing both ophthalmic frames and sunglasses. As an Asian American herself, Alexandra always had difficulty finding eyewear that actually fits her face.

I grew up believing there was something wrong with my face because nothing fit. But just like you would never send a petite person to shop at the big and tall store, I realized the glasses were just never made to fit my features.

Alexandra Peng

 

After years of designing eyewear that she herself couldn’t wear, Peng started considering the unique concerns Asians have when choosing eyewear. Specifically, glasses just don’t fit, because of smaller nose bridges, wider facial structures and higher cheekbones; all of the classical features of the Asian face conspire to make eyewear impossible to wear.

In formulating her designs, Peng considered all of these factors, as well as the styles and colors which compliment Asian skin tones. “There is no set formula,” said Peng. “I focus on specific Asian features in my mind and start designing from there.”

The end result is eyewear which sits properly on the face and that stays in place where it should. All materials are of highest quality, from Europe and Japan and some parts have to be molded by hand to get the perfect fit.

Shooting: TEFdoesORLANDO
Eyewear: Sumei by TC Charton
Model: Kristie Nguyen, Affiliated Partner at Dr. Lite Medical Technology


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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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