We’re excited to carry a special collection of frames from the Lafont Reedition collection. This special collection brings back the frame styles that made Lafont a Parisian landmark in the 70s and 80s with vintage and retro eyewear look in updated colors and the modern tech that makes Lafont glasses and sunglasses so awesome to wear. Five acetate and nine metal frames represent reinterpretations of classic shapes in neo-retro colors like tortoise, burgundy, black, and indigo.
Lafont Reedition is the line to check out if you’ve been searching for a round, oval, cat’s eye, or octagonal frame that will make you look classically prep. Our favorite Lafont Reedition designs have to be the sexy Celimene and the nerd cool Alibaba.
We can’t get enough of them, so of course we have to ask: Which Lafont Reedition frames do you like?
Lafont is an eyeglass brand known worldwide for elegant details, incomparable use of shapes and colors, and superb craftsmanship. Lafont eyewear is the premier designer of eyeglasses and sunglasses that blend luxury and high-tech innovation with a playful sensibility. More than simply glasses, Lafont eyewear is an accessory akin to fine jewelry and designer handbags that can be coordinated with the day’s ensemble or serve as a fashion showpiece.
A family-owned business, Lafont Eyewear can trace its origins back almost 90 years to 1923, when patriarch Louis Lafont opened an optical shop in Paris. Husband and wife team Phillipe and Laurence Lafont carried on the Lafont tradition of offering the world superb eyewear when they created the Lafont brand in 1972. It was Phillipe who suggested that Laurence design a few frames for the boutique, and her first small collection sold so well that in 1979, the couple devoted themselves full time to eyewear design.
Since then, son Thomas Lafont has joined the design team and released his own collections under the Lafont umbrella. And Lafont has continued to lead the pack in designer eyewear fashion, creating the trends instead of following them with original and smart lines of women’s, men’s, children’s, and infants’ glasses and sunglasses that represent a true diversity of styles.
It is precisely that talent for range that has made Lafont one of the most celebrated eyewear brands in the fashion accessory industry. A pair of Lafont eyeglasses or sunglasses brings the eyes to life, framing them with impulsive colors, architectural construction, and surprising features like cutouts, flares at the brow, or clever inlays. This is where a lust for leopard prints, crystals, and even coral. And yet, as lightheartedand mischievous as Lafont frames can be, they are also an homage to long-established eyewear styles like the cat’s eye frame and the half-rim frames of yesteryear.
All Lafont eyewear is designed and manufactured in Paris using the highest quality materials, like rich acetates and pure metals, and the latest technological advancements, so a pair of the brand’s eyeglasses or sunglasses is guaranteed to be a lasting part of one’s wardrobe. Perhaps that is one piece of the magic of Lafont? Whether flashy or traditional, glasses and sunglasses by Lafont are rich, vibrant, warm, and utterly brilliant.
Today, Lafont eyewear is sold only in select authorized eyeglass shops throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia and North America, including Vizio Optic in Brookline, MA. We hope you like Lafont as much as we do – it is an amazing collection, both elegant and fashionable for all ages.
Lafont Eyewear was established in France early in the 1930s. Lafont displays the arts and designs of Paris and makes an effort in providing first-rate quality Eyeglasses and sunglasses to individuals desiring a fun but elegant look. All of their products are beautifully handcrafted and carefully designed to fit to a certain individual’s character. For many decades, Lafont has gained a real following and a lot of admirers from the public and from the fashion world. Lafont comprises high quality materials and a great combinations of colors, textures and patterns.
Some of its popular Eyeglasses include the following:
Lafont Celimene Eyeglasses – one of the re-editions from the Lafont vintage eyewear collection. It is designed with a cat-eye shape with a light lavender accent making it look simple but absolutely lovely.
Lafont Luna Eyeglasses – a Lafont re-edition from its vintage eyeglasses collection designed with a classic shape that comes with various colors:feminine stripe Havana, aqua blue and bold leopard with black prints.
Lafont Burlesque Eyeglasses – a this eyeglass frame that belong to the Paris collections with a funky-retro styled frame, some with leopard prints.
Lafont Mexico Eyeglasses — this frame is a semi-rimless frame featuring a toroise-shell look. These glasses have combinations of impressive designs and colors that definitely make it look elegant and classy.
Lafont Kids Eyeglasses — Lafont makes eyewear designed for kids. These are colorful and stylsh frames for young kids. Frames are perfectly cut for small faces that also features young and fresh, colorful designs that kids love. Some popular kids eyeglass frames have special designs blended with animal prints. Lafont Jamique and Lafont Bolero were characterized by snake prints that give both a very stylish appearance.
Lafont Byron Sunglasses – and for a unisex pair of fashion sunglasses, this one is truly part of a Paris favorite, designed with a classy style ideal for men and women. It works great with transition lenses. This frame, like a chameleon, and serve for you as either an eyeglass frame or a retro pair of sunglasses – just pick one and go with it.