We had such a great time at the Alain Mikli Trunk Show this past weekend. Stylish men and women from all around the Boston area came to visit us to discover the French designer’s new MATT Collection.
From full acetate and titanium frames to half-rim styles and fabulous Alain Mikli sunglasses, there were plenty of styles to choose from. Mikli’s entire collection is handmade, unique and outfitted with his patented chaam hinge, which uses a buckle-and-hook design that keeps the temples’ screws from loosening.
Those who visited us this weekend got to try out a number of looks in the MATT Collection.
One of the first things you may notice is the appearance of the frames. The outside surface has a more matte texture than the inner surface, which has a polished, silky finish for the ultimate comfort.
You may also notice the interesting patterns of the colored frames. From brown and gold to red and turquoise, each style is uniquely patterned. Colored petals are layered with mother of pearl, which gives Alain Mikli eyeglasses a beautiful depth and captures light at every angle. The designer even puts the luminescent twist on traditional tortoiseshell frames, giving you the opportunity to wear a modern version of a time-honored classic.
Alain Mikli eyewear is always limited edition, as the designer only makes a certain number per style. He crafts every pair by hand, making each frame exclusive and special.
Come on in and check out the chic new MATT Collection today before it’s all gone!
We hope you consider visiting us at Vizio for our next event on October 22, when we’ll be highlighting Linberg’s latest collection. Remember that at each trunk show, we offer $100 off with each prescription purchase, and each customer is entered to win a free pair of frames. Congratulations to this month’s winner, Rebecca S.!
Did you ever consider that your eyeglasses may be the first thing someone would notice when they meet you for the first time?
You might think people would look at your new shoes or your tie, your dress or clothes or hair or other more things first.But it’s almost impossible not to look at someone’s face or eyes when you see them. And if you wear glasses, your specs are going to be a big part of that first impression.
That means that when you’re buying glasses, you should be thinking about not only what frames look good on you, but also the impression your frames will give people who are meeting you for the first time. When people come to Vizio Optic to learn more about buying designer glasses, we like to recommend that they think of eyewear in terms of creating a signature look.
What’s a signature look? It’s the sum of your style, your accessories, and the way you carry yourself that says to the world “I am me! I am X, Y, or Z!” How do glasses fit into a signature look? Think about the chunky frames worn by designer Yves Saint Laurent – what did his glasses say about him? Or if you meet someone wearing glammed-up cat’s eye frames, how does that change your first impression of them?
Because your glasses play such a large role in that first impression people form, it pays to choose frames carefully. To give you a more concrete idea of what we mean, here are four designer frames along with the first impression they might convey:
The person wearing these Alain Mikli glasses is most definitely fun and fashionable. She or he probably has a vibrant and outgoing personality.
Anyone who chooses these Christian Roth frames has got to be smart, secure, and responsible because it’s such a mature, intelligent style of glasses.
If you’re wearing the Vue DC Art, people will regard you as being geek chic – in other words fashionably intelligent, not a slave to fashion. You may even be taken for an Andy Warhol devotee.
Now ProDesign glasses are some of our favorites in the first impressions department because from the front they say ‘responsible adult’ but from the side they say ‘I’m still one of the cool kids!’ That definitely keeps people guessing!
What first impression do your glasses convey?
Alain Mikli (Alain Miklitarian) is a world-renown French eyewear designer who is recognized for his remarkable, hand-crafted eyeglasses and sunglasses. Mikli was born in 1955 in Beirut, Lebanon but he moved to France and in 1978 Alain Mikli opened his first design studio in Paris. Most of his eyeglass designs were characterized with unique colors and shapes that attract a lot of devotees and popular European celebrities and avant-garde Americans. It was in the 80s that he became popular when musicians and famous artists began wearing his exquisite eyewear.
In 1983, Elton John wore Alain Mikli eyeglasses which made Alain Mikli an internationally admired eyewear designer. Almost three decades later, another musician Kanye West re-established the popularity of Alain Mikli in the music world when he requested the frame directly from the French designer a Shutter Shade designed eyeglass for the making of his music video “Stronger”. Other celebrities who wore and wear Alain Mikli glasses include Andy Warhol, MAtthew Broderick, Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson, Meryl Streep and U2’s Bono.
With Alain Mikli’s great popularity and continuously attracting reputation in the world of fashion, it has turned out to be a very gigantic phenomenon referred as “Shutter Shades”.
All of Alain Mikli’s eyeglasses are eye-capturing as they come with unique designs with lively combinations of colors. They also comes in a variety of sizes perfectly cut and carefully crafted using high quality acetate and titanium materials. Alain Mikli glasses and sunglasses convey elegance, boldness and individuality. It is true that those who wear Alain Mikili are always people with passion to emphasize their individual style. With Alain Mikil glasses, the wearer is always an individual, not one of many but oneself.