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TOM FORD EYEWEAR
In April 2005, Tom Ford announced the creation of the Tom Ford Brand. Ford was joined in the venture by former Gucci Group presidend and Chief Executive Officer Domenico De Sole, who serves as chairman of the company. In that same year, Ford announced his partnership with Marcolin Group to produce and distribute optical and sunwear frames to be sold at select retailers in the United States and around the world. Since that time, Ford’s “eye” for style and design has made his collection a favorite among the fashion forward around the globe. He continues to challenge the boundaries of fashion and remains one of the most influential names in fashion.
DRIFT Eyewear® started with a beat-up old skateboard and a Dremel tool. The first pair of eyeglasses was crooked at best and still had the grip tape for effect. The final product was far from wearable, but the spirit and concept had been formed. The business was developed out of a desire for change. The idea was to create something new and unique; something that would turn heads, but also project a sense of value and attention to detail. Our goal was to provide a sense of substance without the need for over-the-top branding. Wood was a natural choice as it is incorporated in so many aspects of our day-to-day lives. Wood is unique, durable, and sustainable. It’s taken just over a year to perfect the design: making the frames more durable, more stylish, and easier to produce. The challenge was magnified by a determination to keep in mind a sense of ecological responsibility.
Tom Davies® studied Film and Television at the University of East Anglia before flying to China, aged 21, with his backpack to work for a startup eyewear factory. Cutting his teeth on the factory floor, Tom helped build production from scratch whilst designing for other brands the world over. Returning to London in 2000, Tom set up his couture business, creating spectacles and sunglasses for the Rich and Famous.Even at £5,000 a frame, Tom’s waiting list sometimes ran to 12 months. Tom then decided to set up a Ready to Wear line, which was offered through top boutique opticians across the world. In 2008, Tom opened his own factory and now offers a full bespoke service through his global network of exclusive opticians.
August 1923, LOUIS LAFONT opens an optical shop in the Madeleine district of Paris, and the story begins…
Focusing on always being fashion forward, but also maintaining a timeless elegance to their pieces, Lafont still offers many any styles manufactured and sold by Louis Lafont, over 90 years ago are still on display at the boutique. Through the years the collection has grown to hundreds of unique pieces gathered from across the globe. Discover these amazing pieces at iD Chicago.
Kawasaki, an award winning industrial designer, has approached his signature collection with an artist's mind for creative design and a mathematician's mind for precision.
Using simple, yet effective technology, Kawasaki's screwless, three point tension mounted frames offer distinct designs for any occasions.
Kawasaki frames are constructed of the leading material in modern frame design, Beta-titanium. Durable yet lightweight, beta titanium is the ideal counterpart to the sophisticated design philosophy of Kawasaki.
2.5 by Eyephorics is a carefully crafted, precision-made eyewear concept incorporation a lightweight, high-technology material, applied for the first time to eyewear design.
Comfort is at the forefront of this innovative design, Micro-Cristalline Polyamide (MCP) is high performance material that combines flexibility with adaptability. The highly elastic thermoplastic temple tips are heat sensitized and mold to the contours of the face. Common problems associated with other eyewear-- slippage, pressure on the nose and skin irritations are eliminated with 2.5 Eyephorics.
Customize your frames as an expression of your personal style. IN addition to an extensive variety of frame colors and lens shapes, six sizes of notepads and three variations of temple tips ensure an optimal distribution of pressure for individual wearing comfort. 2.5 by Eyephorics frames are available in opthalmic, sun, readers, Transition Splitz and includes a unique children's collection.
We encourage you to experience the swiss innovation in eyewear, 2.5 by Eyephorics.
Strongly rooted in classic Danish design, we still dare to be bold and optimistic, creating award-winning quality products with an aesthetic appeal and a little unexpected twist. This philosophy continues to deliver frames that not only are beautiful design objects, but also enhance and complete the best facial features.