2023 marks the 100th Anniversary of Lafont.100 years of family history with a unique trajectory from a Parisian boutique to a world-renowned Maison. Lafont’s story began with Louis Lafont in 1923 and the opening of his optical boutique at 11 rue Vignon Paris. The Maison took a pivotal turn in the 1980s with Laurence and Philippe Lafont introducing their iconic frame – GENIE.
Today Thomas and Matthieu, the fourth generation of the Lafont family, head Maison Lafont where independence remains a pillar of the brand. Together they are committed to the future ensuring eco-responsibility in their products and services. Lafont is full of color and Parisian style. Signature colors and patterns are combined with seasonal shading forming unique and exclusive designs. Evidence of the authenticity of French eyewear expertise and French manufacturing can be found in the unique combination of artisanal craftsmanship and technology that is fundamental to Lafont.
To celebrate this milestone, Maison Lafont will release limited-edition designs in 2023. Thomas Lafont has designed the chic NEW YORK frame to kick off the year-long celebration. NEW YORK is an ode to its namesake fashionable and luxurious city, featuring an uplifted cat-eye silhouette plated in 22k gold and signature Panther Print acetate. Produced in limited quantities, each frame is numbered inside the temple tip. A full Panther Print acetate case accompanies this extraordinary piece that was made available at Vision Expo East last week.
See the entire Lafont collection on their website lafont.com.