The bustling metropolitan city of Manchester has a rich industrial heritage and is probably best known for Manchester United Football Club, founded over one hundred years ago. Nowadays, the city is a cultural hub with music, art events, great libraries, tempting shops, and welcoming cafes.
This northern UK city is the site for The Great British Eyewear Show, taking place on Monday 14 March, at the Brickhouse Social, a collective environmental activity venue with a beautiful rooftop terrace. Organized by British eyewear designer Tom Davies, the show includes independent and niche eyewear designer luminaries from the UK, France, Denmark, Austria, and other countries.
Kirk and Kirk will be presenting new designs featuring exquisitely carved frame shapes, with luxurious bevelling and ravishing colors. Jason and Karen Kirk’s artisan approach to eyewear are reflected in the glossy Italian acrylic design Storm, in Willow and Blue. Crafted in the Jura region of France, the commanding silhouette is bold, lightweight, and durable.
Beautiful aesthetics, timeless simplicity, and a penchant for fine detailing, highlight frames from Einstoffen in Switzerland. At The Great British Eyewear Show, Einstoffen presents sunglass designs that make us long for summer escapades, sun, and fun. Rollergirl SKU #5825 artfully combines contemporary and vintage influences in Dusky Pink with Light Walnut sides.
California label l.a. Eyeworks is acknowledged for creating stunning cat-eye shapes, a beloved perennial in eyewear design, and Cowgirl is a masterful example. Gai Gherardi enjoys designing frames that combine inspiration, fantasy, and fun, which makes l.a. Eyeworks a favorite international brand. The emphatically curvaceous acetate silhouette, shown in Sparrow, is individualistic, distinctive, and ensures a strong fashion statement.
Thomas Lafont at Lafont Paris welcomes the spring season with eyewear in elegant shapes and unique detailing. Lafont captures this new season spirit with Jardin and its delicate engravings on the frame front. Shown in robust red acetate, the frame is also available in three additional colorations.
Metal and acetate combine harmoniously in JF Rey’s new designs from the Volte Face Collection, with frames crafted with precision and finesse. Minimalistic geometry is expertly displayed in Rina, which showcases JF Rey’s exemplary attention to materials, techniques, quality, and finishing.
Sheet titanium has long been a favorite of Danish label Orgreen. High quality, durability, flexibility, and lightness are among the attributes of titanium, which transforms into the ultimate material for contemporary eyewear. One More Time from the new Sheet Titanium collection is superbly slim and stylish in delicate teal blue.
The Great British Eyewear Show is a unique opportunity to connect innovative, creative eyewear designers with opticians, and to discover the cultural and culinary pleasure of Manchester. For more information visit: www.greatbritisheyewear.co.uk