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.