Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mikli and Gaultier Team Up for New Eyewear

Corduroy Magazine writes: "Mikli was in town to launch his latest collection – a line of limited edition eyewear with French clothing designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Friends for decades but never collaborators until now, Mikli and Gaultier have aligned their creative pursuits and flair for design into a collection of 20 frames (12 eyeglasses and 8 sunglasses) in a handful of bold and dramatic styles and colorways. Made from sturdy acetate and metal, and featuring unique “winged” arms on the side (meant to resemble corset ties), these are, as Mikli puts it, “frames to see as well as to be seen.” See the collection.

Alain Mikli
Meanwhile the Toronto Star reports that "although Alain Mikli has been called a guru and hailed as the godfather of modern eyewear, he’d happily settle for being known simply as 'artisan.' He has no use for weighty descriptors. He unburdened himself of the title 'boss' in 2009 when he completed a deal with an investment fund for a 47-per-cent stake in his business." Read more.

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