Silmo Paris Preview

Some innovative and fun sunglasses and eyewear silhouettes popped up at Premiere Classe, the recent accessory trade fair held in Paris. The eyewear fair SILMO had a “pop up” exhibit space featuring some eclectic designs to be shown at the upcoming edition of SILMO taking place later on this month in Paris from September 23-26. Here is a preview sampling of what was shown at Premiere Classe.

1. Oxibis Group 2. Lunettes Grasset

Round, But Not Quite
Truly round eyewear frames have established themselves as a strong retro fashion silhouette. It’s time to evolve the look. New versions appear still round at first glance but are ever so slightly off upon a closer look


3. Face À Face 4. JF Rey

Still Meowing
These cats’ eyes are anything but retro! Spikes are in tune with an urban rock trend, whereas little red ears convey a little more sophistication

5. Craftsman Chic 6. Walter & Herbert

Shape Shifters
Frames experiment with new silhouettes giving a multitude of human faces new ways to accessorize

7. Face À Face 8. Face À Face

Mellow Yellow
Yellow has popped to the forefront as a major fashion colour.  Sunglass frames tap into the look without going overboard

9. Dzimitry Samal 10. Niko Design

Kaleidoscope Eyes
Colour and pattern add a fashion element to fairly oversized frames

11. David Marc 12. Glassing

Thin wire frames play with new silhouettes, double layering and non-traditional lens shapes