In November, Alain Mikli Eyewear was sold to Luxottica Group, the manufacturer and distributer of numerous high-end eyewear brands including CHANEL and Ray-Ban. Having an esteemed reputation for handcrafting its frames, the French company’s fans have been concerned about whether the acquisition by a large distributor will reduce the quality of the products. We want you to know that there is no change in the design values that Alain Mikli has always had, frames are still created by hand to provide you with a brilliantly crafted accessory.
The decision to move to Luxottica was done to bring the Alain Mikli brand to a wider audience.
“I have worked for 35 years pursuing the same idea and the same dream: to please our clients,” the designer said in a press release about the acquisition. “Now I can share my passion with many customers around the world.”
And that passion is handcrafting a superior pair of eyeglasses that you can use to truly express a part of your personality. For example, one of our favorite models – Alain Mikli AL1039 glasses – features a unique, marbled effect created by layering colored petals with mother of pearl, resulting in a beautiful depth that captures light at every angle. It’s the creative thinking and eclectic inspiration that makes Alain Mikli such a revered brand, and we want you to rest assured knowing that same high quality will continue into the future.
With that said, we’d love for you to take a look at this wonderful video showing the above frame being made by the man himself: