Established in 1905, Masunaga have led the way in Japan for eyeglass frame manufacturing. Hailing out of Fukui, Japan, they have spent the last few decades perfecting the two hundred steps involved with making one pair of eyeglasses using the highest quality titanium and acetate.
Masunaga are classically retro and have rich selection of high polish colours that are both distinct and versatile. Once you’ve fallen in love with the looks, you’ll be impressed with the quality of the acetate and the durability of the seven-barrel hinges.
With an optician father and a mother who worked in fashion, Thierry Lasry undoubtedly had lots of insider advice when he launched his namesake line of sunglasses in 2006. The French designer alone, however, deserves the credit for the collection’s whirlwind success, driven by his brilliant ability to blend futuristic and vintage inspiration into a single pair of shades. Thierry Lasry sunglasses are a favorite of street style stars around the globe, and the line is instantly recognizable by its distinctively thick cat-eye frames covered in memorable prints and color combinations.
Andy Wolf stands for unique glasses, handcrafted in Hartberg, Austria. It was founded by the three friends Andreas (Andy), Wolfgang (Wolf) and Katharina to produce classic and contemporary frames for individuals. In 2006, the three of them sat down to enjoy a meal of meat and fish from local meadows and waters, market-fresh vegetables and good Austrian wine from the kind of vintner you know personally
CAZAL was first created in 1979 by Austrian eyewear designer, Carl Zalloni. He took the first syllables from his first and last name and combined them to create his eyewear company (CArl ZALloni). His first sunglasses were distributed through a German company.
The success of the CAZAL brand was largely built on innovation. Zalloni knew that consumers want something extra with their sunglasses. They didn’t want basic protection from the sun anymore—they wanted a statement. There’s nothing more impactful than unique set of shades that will make all those around you gawk in amazement.
Clearly, CAZAL sunglasses were and are a behemoth in the sunglass industry. They are up there with Ray-Ban in terms of cultural importance, and they also provide ample protection from the sun and long-lasting durability. If you want to complete your futuristic and ultra-cool wardrobe, then you have to have a pair of CAZALs.
The history of OVVO Optics goes back to Europe of the Cold War Era That’s when a group of scientist, who were working on developing a material for spacecraft and military use, fused surgical steel and titanium, achieving an exceptionally light, durable and flexible material that is also hypoallergenic. In 1980 the engineers of the company started using this unique composite to make frames for glasses.
Weighing barely 0.6 ounces OVVO frames offer unparalleled comfort and unfailing durability. Tests showed that stretched flat frames can hold up to 90 pounds without breaking or wrecking. Virtually indestructible and highly flexible is also OVVO Optics-patented screw-free hinge that can withstand more than 300,000 rotations (an equivalent of 205 years of usage) and reveal no changes in structure or appearance.The end product is a flawless piece of art, sophisticated, comfortable, durable and flexible.
Beautifully chaotic, TOKYO Clash of individualities,Delicacy with a strong voice,Modernity with a great respect of tradition,Elegance with boldness,Luxury with street-mind…
ARISE of NEW AESTHETICS EVOKE of NEW CULTURE
You should know it under the sun But you would NOT under the moon Too free to stay Too sophisticated to remain the same TOMORROW should never fail to transcend TODAY.
WE ARE “TOKYO” from BEAUTIFUL CHAOS. 35/139 TOKYO – eyewear that enhances your world.
Tom Ford Was Born in Austin, Texas, but spent most of his childhood in Santa FE, New Mexico.During his teens, Ford moved to New York and enrolled at New York University, Initially attending courses in Art History. He later redirected his studies to concentrate on Architecture at Parsons school of design in New York and Paris, concluding his training at parsons in New York.
In 1990, Tom Ford moved to Milan to join GUCCI as the company’s womenswear designer. In 1992, he became design director and in 1994 he was appointed creative director of GUCCI. He was Responsible for the design of all Product lines, from clothing to perfumes, and for the group’s corporate image, advertising campaigns and store design.
DISCOVER. PERFECT. REPEAT. At Serengeti® we’re not just concerned with what’s in front of the eye, we are intensely focused on the eye itself. Helping people see more clearly is what drives all our innovation. By doing this, we’ve revolutionized the way the world looks at, and through, sunglasses. We are driven by vision, and have been since the beginning.
Our evolution over the past century follows an unparalleled path of achievements in technology, design, and performance from Corning®, which led to the advanced sunglass lens technology of today’s Serengeti Eyewear.
Blackfin eyewear offers the perfect mix of technology and style, with frames designed in Italy from the highest quality materials the world has to offer. Sourcing titanium straight from Japan, Blackfin produces glasses frames that weigh only a matter of grams for maximum comfort.
Taking their design process seriously, Blackfin isn’t just another eyewear brand that threw their hat in the ring. Rather, they have a love for the optical industry and are always aiming to push the envelope that much further to see what kinds of creations they can produce.
Glasses frames in Blackfin’s line up utilize ultra flexible temples, a unique temple tip design termed the Swordfish, a plethora of colors, and a host of other features that makes their collection stand out from the rest. Adhering to a bit of a futuristic design style, Blackfin frames are perfect for the person who appreciates quality.
Johann Van Goisern
Often associated with snow-clad mountains, Austria also cherishes small colorful jewels. With more than 35 years of experience, the optical designer Johann von Goisern has made hues, tones and shades his trademark. The slogan of this enthusiastic brand speaks for itself: dare to be different!
Johann von Goisern’s inspiration and energy to transform classic frames into colorful spectacles is drawn from nature’s myriad of colors. The designs are created mainly with acetate, a material particularly appreciated to express their artistic work. No stranger to the layering technique, the brand has made it its visual signature.
Handmade in Austria the glasses are designed for people who see life in color but remain committed to the quality of their fashion accessories. Keeping young ones in mind, the brand developed a collection specially for children, a rainbow of colors that will brighten the day of little ones everywhere. Cherry on the cake: there’s also a whole range of sunglasses frames for everyone that you’ll love for sure!
l.a.Eyeworks began on September 9, 1979 when Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi opened a single storefront on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
Original, often iconoclastic, and always invigorating, eyeglasses designed by l.a.Eyeworks are immediately recognized for their bold shapes, imaginative handling of materials, and expressive use of color. Working from deep intuition, McReynolds and Gherardi begin each of their limited-edition designs with a hand-drawn sketch, the first step on a path of meticulous production where the finest materials are shaped by a combination of technology and hand-finished crafting. Every aspect of an eyeglass frame’s shaping and construction has at one time or another been re-thought and re-invented as part of the designers’ restless imaginations. The result is an expanding legacy of glasses that balances innovation with wearability, walking a fine line between optical tradition and a redefining expression of the “now.” Although l.a.Eyeworks have graced the faces of celebrities, performers, artists, and athletes, the deeper intention is for you to find a frame that conforms to no fashion sensibility but your own.
Kenzo Takada collaborates with MASUNAGA, a leading Japanese eyewear manufacturer. MASUNAGA designed by Kenzo Takada sunglasses and optical frames combine vintage inspired elements with fashion forward contemporary design. Delicate engraving on the bridge, the bar and the temples are reminiscent of 1920’s jewelry details. The original rim is designed with the star motif from MASUNAGA GMS and Kenzo Takada’s family emblem Campanule flower.
John Juniper and Jeff Solorio founded Dita in 1995 in Los Angeles, offering eyewear crafted with total devotion to beauty and quality. The label became a cult favorite among an elite clientele for their sharp sartorial focus and balance of traditional and modern production techniques. Dita’s men’s optical glasses and sunglasses undergo an arduous manufacturing process that can take up to eight months at the hands of artisans and master craftsmen, some who have spent a half-century honing their skills.