A high point of the autumn fashion calendar is the Hall of Frames exhibition in Zurich. This distinguished event brings together independent eyewear designers who present their latest artisan inspirations – an A-List of creative spirits. Eyestylist showcases several of the participants whose designs capture the seemingly limitless possibilities for striking frames.
Parisian designer Jérémy Tarian – whose latest stunning collection is presented in Zurich – also conducts Master classes at the Genève University of Art and Design/Switzerland (HEAD-Genève) for inspired and discerning students. This year – Jérémy’s second collaboration with the school – included a Workshop programme that required students to reinterpret tortoiseshell colour from Mazzuchelli – the renowned Italian acetate manufacturer. Eva by Eva Gaumé (above) was the winning student with her dynamic, bold design in tortoiseshell and luminous crystal. Her successful creation is now part of the TARIAN + Head collection. www.jeremytarian.com
Scandinavian design is acknowledged for its purity, clean and distinctive style. Monoqool handsomely achieves translating that heritage into eyewear with 3D designs crafted in Denmark, in super lightweight polyamide. The shape of a bicycle inspires The Actor in trendy Marsala red – a fashion colour to appreciate. www.monoqool.com
Glitter and shine dazzles on eyewear this season, and Swiss designer Didier Voirol translates his magical skills as a sculptor into frames. Contemporary shaping in metal highlights Pamela (above) sprinkled with tiny rhinestones that brighten your eyes, face, and perhaps perspective! Discover more Didier Voirol designs at www.metalartconcept.com
The Face à Face collection for 2017 procures inspiration from Oriental Art Deco concepts. Advanced technology and geometric lines – in aluminium and bronze with enlightened colour accents – bring vigor and individuality to Yokko. www.faceaface-paris.com
See the complete list of inventive eyewear designers presenting in Zurich this weekend – 2nd-3rd October – at www.hallofframes.ch JG