Unveiling 2015’s Eyewear collection, Christian Lacroix teams up with world leaders of the optical industry, Mondottica; the unison that seems promising from the start
Sophisticated in every detail, the Christian Lacroix’s SS15 Optical collection adds a touch of luxury to the wearer’s look. Bespoke acetates, real leather and cutaway lamination are brought together in an effortless manner featuring strong prints with clean, sharp silhouettes, exclusively for this collection.
Some of the highlights of the SS15 Optical collection are:
CL1058’s classic silhouettes are presented in a luxurious custom-made materials perfected by hidden hinge trims, handcrafted chevron temple tips and baroque logo branding with a twist for a timeless finish. Exclusive acetates are laminated onto the top of the frames exploring themes of two-tone contrasts, with colours uniquely developed and only available in Christian Lacroix eyewear.
CL5052 features the ‘Exo-chic’ pattern inset into a crystal layer of acetate. The cut away baroque elements reveal this full colour print hidden within the heart of the frame.
CL5053 explores the lamination story having tops of the frames laminated with colours uniquely developed and only available in Christian Lacroix eyewear. The chevron story is expressed through the tip shape and is luxuriously finished with the baroque tip branding.
CL1056 has a feminine cat-eye shape and spectacular painted botanical patterns, detailed leaves and vivacious rainforest flowers in Lacroix’s iconic Exo-Chic print combined in its frame. Handcrafted acetates are layered together with prints hidden within the heart of the frame gently revealed in delicate cut away details running from the front and onto temples resulting in unparalleled shades of deep greens and rich reds.
This collection also introduces UTX, an innovative slim profile acetate that weighs 30% less than normal, allowing a completely new level of comfort in even the most voluminous of frames such as the oversized cat-eye shaped CL5048 and the ultra fine CL5050.
All the acetates in the Christian Lacroix collection are entirely unique, created only for the brand in collaboration with Italian material powerhouse Mazzuchelli. This is bespoke design in its purest form, inspiration of which is taken from luxury prints, homeware and limited edition stationery collections. Patterns such as the signature “Paseo” can be found pressed into metal and tips are luxuriously finished with the house’s signature baroque monogram.
Mondottica, known to be the most successful company serves as a platform for prestigious brands like Christian Lacroix, staying true to their mission to place the collection with retailers who are best suited for the brand.