EYEWEAR
SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SUNGLASSES

Looking at these Barton Perreira brown-tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses, I can’t help but think of Hollywood’s golden age with all these fabulous movie stars… I love how these three styles revisit perfectly this heritage. Chic and effortless. www.bartonperreira.com
SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SUNGLASSES

Vintage inspired sunglasses with champagne frames and vintage green lens are a must-have for any eyewear fanatic. While some brands are quite often just replicating archive pieces, Barton Perreira has produced ones of the most elegant and contemporary styles. Each piece offers a delicate balance between vintage and modern influences. Read also Patty Perreira’s interview published...
SHOPPING: FERRAGAMO SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: FERRAGAMO SUNGLASSES

The Italian powerhouse has a long tradition of designing sophisticated sunglasses revisiting here and there classics. For this season, Ferragamo reinterprets a vintage steampunk style from the 50s. The frame has been streamlined making this type even more timeless while the bold contrast between the metallic core and black acetate offers a very chic new take. Shop them at Ferragamo.com and worldwide...
SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS EYEWEAR

SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS EYEWEAR

After years of producing sunnies occasionally, Acne Studios just launched its first full collection. The series revisits three great pivotal periods in the eyewear history with first the 30s with a few Art Deco styles, the psychedelic 60s and then the extravagant 70s with some very Emmanuelle Khanh inspired styles and also some classic Aviators. The collection will...
SHOPPING: GARRETT LEIGHT SS15

SHOPPING: GARRETT LEIGHT SS15

The Garrett Leight collection is all about retro glamour and Hollywood royalty. The design, as always, is elegant taking cues from vintage styles but with a contemporary note. New hues have been introduced with a series of delicate pastels (pink, lemon, mint). You will find also some rich earthy tones (brown, dark green), that I personally...
INTERVIEW: BARTON PERREIRA

INTERVIEW: BARTON PERREIRA

The luxury eyewear industry is mostly dominated by ready-to-wear brands (Prada, Saint Laurent,…) or international licenses (Ray-Ban for example). Just go to your local department store to verify it. It’s rare to find independent names capable to compete with them on an international scale. Barton Perreira is certainly the most prominent one. Founded in 2007...
SHOPPING: MYKITA MYLON COLLECTION

SHOPPING: MYKITA MYLON COLLECTION

Mykita Mylon series is certainly the most avant-garde and complex technology on the market right now. Made of layers of super-fine polyamide powder turned via CO2 laser sintering (some sort of thermo collage) into three-dimensional objects, the Mylon technology offers infinite creative possibilities and extremely lightweight and seamless frames. The new Glacier collection elevates the traditional mountain climbing eyewear mixing classic silhouettes with...
SHOPPING: MYKITA X MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

SHOPPING: MYKITA X MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

Uncommon similarities. This is how I define the collaboration between Berlin based brand Mykita and Maison Martin Margiela. This collection reunites two singular talents, both dedicated to define new standards and challenge the definition of beauty. You won’t find anything obviously cute or related to anything heritage or classic. It’s all about futurism, minimalism, singularity and of course with...
SHOPPING: COSTALOTS SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: COSTALOTS SUNGLASSES

Costalots sunglasses are one of a kind. While still made with premium acetate and using Carl Zeiss lenses, there is no direct heritage influences or desire to be too cute here. Matt Costa, the mastermind behind the brand, has always been intrigued by safety glasses. So he decided to create their own style and turn the utilitarian into beauty. The sunglasses...
SHOPPING: MIKKO'S SELECTS

SHOPPING: MIKKO’S SELECTS

I’ve invited my friend Mikko to present his five spring favorites. If you don’t remember him, you can read his interview that I posted last year. Dior – DIOR Solar These must be the coolest sunglasses I’ve seen for a while. I love all the colours and reflective lenses. So crazy and they go with...
SHOPPING: MOSCOT SS14

SHOPPING: MOSCOT SS14

Moscot continues to celebrate its heritage with a new series of updated styles based on its iconic sunnies. Ellis offers a chunkier variation of the Nebb, the Governor is a new take on the famous Grunya while the Randall presents a playful version of the Lemtosh. All are available in four different colorways (Chameleon, Leopard,...
SHOPPING: CAMPER x NENDO SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: CAMPER x NENDO SUNGLASSES

Since its creation in 2002, Nendo has consciously developed over the years an organic approach working on multiple projects from interior design to dinnerware.  After designing the 5th Avenue store, Nendo was asked to create for Camper their first sunglasses collection. Inspired by the eclipse, the sunglasses feature two layers of colored lenses perfectly sealed. Nendo achieved...
SHOPPING: SHWOOD SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: SHWOOD SUNGLASSES

Wood, like acetate (main material used for sunglasses), has something very unique. Its texture and quality can differ dramatically from one to another. If used correctly, it can elevate a simple object to something elegant and refined. Portland based brand, SHWOOD  has totally integrated this concept. The precision of its sunglasses, all handcrafted, is remarkable....
SHOPPING: MOSCOT CLIP-ONS

SHOPPING: MOSCOT CLIP-ONS

This is not a trend report but a statement: Moscot does really cool clip-ons! Of course many brands are offering them but until now I couldn’t find this retro and typical New York style. They have this very unique “vintage meets modern” design that I’ve rarely seen. The Clipzen featured here on the Miltzen frames...
SHOPPING: MYKITA SS14

SHOPPING: MYKITA SS14

Mykita reinvents eyewear season after season using all types of materials from the classic acetate and stainless to the unusual Mylon (a highly complex and super flexible plastic). Their new spring summer collection digs even deeper into the extremes. Whether made in acetate or stainless (Hunter and DD04), the classic styles have been simplified and streamlined, and...
SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SS14

SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SS14

If someone knows how to make you look like a movie star, it’s Barton Perreira. Their sunnies and frames combine contemporary features while keeping it slightly retro. The materials used, from the acetate to the glasses, are all sourced from the best manufacturers. It’s pretty much la creme de la creme. There is obviously much...
SHOPPING: OLIVER PEOPLES WEST COLLECTION

SHOPPING: OLIVER PEOPLES WEST COLLECTION

The new WEST collection celebrates Oliver Peoples’ Southern Californian roots. While sticking to its core values (high quality, discreet branding and a vintage inspired aesthetic), the Oliver Peoples design team wanted to celebrate the west coast’s lifestyle, its sundrenched landscapes and elements – a beach, a canyon, a plant, etc. for a more effortless and epicurean...
SHOPPING: PRIMARY COLORS

SHOPPING: PRIMARY COLORS

Colors are therapeutic. neither Mr Porter or I invented them, but they actually had the excellent idea to curate a cool palette to choose from. With winter finally ending here, I couldn’t find them more inspirational. The minty Band of Outsiders and mustard J.Crew shirts are definitely my favorites along with this beautiful coral AMI...
SHOPPING: CUTLER AND GROSS SS14

SHOPPING: CUTLER AND GROSS SS14

I’ve a long love affair with Cutler and Gross , or obsession depending on how you want to see it. Their striking designs, the fruit of years of experience, set them apart. They are a bold and genius mix of classicism and modernity with lovely smooth curves and intriguing materials. Owning a pair, even though...
SHOPPING: WARBY PARKER PALM CANYON COLLECTION

SHOPPING: WARBY PARKER PALM CANYON COLLECTION

What we really need at this time of the year is sun, sea, endless beaches and of course… new sunglasses! My friends at Warby Parker had the excellent idea to pay tribute to the chic oasis that is Palm Spring. Four of their styles, Winston, Duckworth, Preston, and Wheeler have been revisited for a limited edition using...
SHOPPING: G-STAR FW13

SHOPPING: G-STAR FW13

Indigo is my big obsession this season! By its nature and its creative process, each shade of indigo is different and personal. And with winter coming up, it’s also a great alternative to the usual grey and black that everybody is wearing. G-Star went back to the original intense dark indigo this season with their...