In the vibrant world of fashion and innovation, The Optical Gallery’s, Nik continues his journey around Silmo Paris in his Part 2 vlog. He finds himself immersed in a whirlwind of creativity and style, exploring the very essence of cutting-edge eyewear trends.
Nik’s first stop is at British brand Kirk & Kirk. He chats to co-owner/designer Jason Kirk about his new contour collection that he is launching at Silmo. Brilliant colours in a matte finish made of their signature acrylic material and completed with alpaca silver that is normally found in jewellery due to their lightweight properties. These temples have been specifically chosen to complement the lightweight feel of chunky plastic frames that Kirk & Kirk pride themselves on.
Nik moves swiftly on to view the new metal pieces from l.a.Eyeworks, and impressed with the designs, all reminiscent to corrugated iron.
Masunaga takes the centre stage with their craftsmanship and attention to detail. The new Kenzo collaboration is absolute fire. Traditional Masunaga quality and minimalism with a flair of luxury that exudes each piece.
The final stop was a meeting with eyewear designer Sabine Begault-Vagner, owner of French brand Sabine Be. Sabine showcases her latest limited edition pieces made from natural horn, fusing different colourations of the horn to mimic her iconic frames such as the ‘Be Addict’. She also showcases natural tortoiseshell releases in her models ‘Be Gypsy’. This tortoiseshell is pre-1973, before the ban of its use. These frames are made to order and take months to make.
Enjoy the watch, and if you missed part 1 of the series, be sure to check it out by clicking HERE