Recently concluded SILMO in Paris saw the many offerings by Mondottica from brands like Cacharel, Christian Lacroix, Hackett Bespoke and Marimekko
SILMO, one of the world’s largest trade show for professionals in the optics and eyewear sector marked its 48th edition this year. Among the many reputed brands and eyewear companies seen at the trade show, one of them was Mondottica, arguably the most successful eyewear company to appear on the world stage in the past decade. Mondottica showcased a broad range of optical and sunglasses collections of its brand partners as well as its proprietary brand Spine. The spotlight was also on Mondottica’s newly formed international children’s eyewear division, which includes Zoobug London. French brands Cacharel and Christian Lacroix together with British and Finnish labels Hackett and Marimekko are the season’s attention-grabbing collections.
CACHAREL- ROMANCE AND FEMININITY
Imagine Paris with its timeless atmosphere and its lavish surroundings. A clear light blue sky and leaves falling from majestic trees. A woman is strolling around the Tuileries Gardens, her floaty dress caressed by the gentle breeze. This formed the inspiration for the latest Autumn-Winter Cacharel optical collection: it embraces a return to strong femininity and oh-so precious handcrafted design as seen in style CA1028.
CHRISTIAN LACROIX- COLOUR AND RICHNESS
Inspired by Christian Lacroix’s heritage of unparalleled richness, Mondottica has created an opulent, colourful and baroque optical collection for AW 15/16. Joining forces with Italian material powerhouse Mazzuchelli, an exclusive collection of acetates featuring signature prints and four bespoke patterns has been developed, which is well represented by style CL1063.
HACKETT BESPOKE- BRITISHNESS AND FINEST HANDMADE TECHNIQUE
The very British world of smart city living, the country at weekends and an active social life are the sources of inspiration for the latest Hackett Bespoke AW15/16 ophthalmic collection. Handcrafted from the finest UTX acetates and meticulously tailored to fit, the collection fully embraces classic aesthetics through timeless styles and super lightness, as conveyed by style HEB157.
MARIMEKKO- PATTERNS AND POWER OF COLOUR
Power of colour, vivacious patterns and creative contrasts: what’s not to love in the latest Marimekko Autumn-Winter 2015-2016 optical collection, a real expression of the joy of life as seen in style VUOKKO MM3005. Mondottica together with Marimekko, the Finnish fashion and design house, have conceived an eyewear collection of 11 fresh and exuberant styles, each originally named after typical Finnish female names: daring shapes, thick temples and laser engraved branding for an empowered woman, who is equipped with a positive, open-hearted and liberal approach to life.
ZOOBUG- COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH
Following the announcement of the strategic partnership last July, the collection offers premium sun and optical collection for boys and girls. Zoobug London, which launched in 2006, has pioneered the development of eyewear designed specifically for children over the last decade.