EYEWEAR
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...
SHOPPING: WARBY PARKER

SHOPPING: WARBY PARKER

Warby Parker’s collections have always flirted with the 50′s and 60′s. This fall’s collection celebrates NYC’s independent spirit through its 1960′s icons (Hunter S. Thompson, J.D. Salinger). Each style, named after literature references – Ames, Ripley, Rowan, Holcomb and Ellison – features retro detailing (stainless steel-rimmed lens, textured acetate) and an impeccable design. Check out...
SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA

SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA

Barton Perreira was created by trio of alumni from Oliver Peoples – Patty Perreira, designer, Bill Barton, CEO and Tim Cadiente, president, with only one desire: create the perfect frames. In only few years, they established themselves as the one of the best eyewear companies collaborating with Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, Mister Cartoon and Albert...
SHOPPING: IVI SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: IVI SUNGLASSES

IVI sunglasses are made for active dudes. Created by Pete Fox, entrepreneur and CEO of Fox Head inc, the worlds largest motocross inspired clothing company, skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and jewelry designer Jerome Mage, IVI reconciles lifestyle and premium eyewear. Made from the finest materials including cellulose acetates from Italian manufacturer Mazzuchelli, Carl Zeiss glasses and lightweight aluminum, IVI features elegant lines and...
SHOPPING: CUTLER & GROSS x ELTON JOHN

SHOPPING: CUTLER & GROSS x ELTON JOHN

20 years ago, Elton John created his AIDS foundation to raise awareness and support millions of people living with HIV. To celebrate this milestone, Cutler and Gross is launching today two special editions of their classic 734 sunglasse frame to raise over £60,000 for the Elton John Aids Foundation via the Love Is In My...
SHOPPING: YMC X McGINN COLLECTION

SHOPPING: YMC X McGINN COLLECTION

YMC invited Brian McGinn, one of the rare bespoke frame makers, to design a capsule collection for this summer. Initially based in Dublin, he moved to London where he relaunched Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses and started working for private clients (Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter). For this collaboration, he carved out each frame to create contours...
SHOPPING: OLIVER PEOPLES SS13

SHOPPING: OLIVER PEOPLES SS13

It always comes down to few criteria when you pick a brand: a real commitment to offer an original and high quality product with respect to the client. Started 1986 in California, Oliver Peoples has continuously offered great collections exploring American classics like their Gregory Peck sunglases or this season collaborations with Japanese luggage specialist,...
SHOPPING: BURBERRY SPARK SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: BURBERRY SPARK SUNGLASSES

Burberry just launched two eyewear collections inspired by their runway’s metallic color palettes (see my previous post). Burberry Spark includes two-tone acetate and metallic frames and foldable aviator styles.
SHOPPING: MYKITA X DAMIR DOMA

SHOPPING: MYKITA X DAMIR DOMA

Before being a beautiful and sophisticated line, the collaboration between Berlin based brand Mykita and designer Damir Doma is a attempt to redefine eyewear. Season after season, they’ve developed a new approach, challenging the notion of classicism and modernity. Their DD01 series is a historic reference to the round glasses worn by the intellectual avant-garde...