On my recent trip to Paris Fashion Week I visited the MeMy showroom at The Ritz. It is as gorgeous as they say- and certainly lived up to its name being one of the poshest hotel in the world.
I met countless fabulous designers and complimented them on their great efforts. The following few posts will be about some of the European designers that I have not come across before in Australia and have become quite fond of a few.
I will start off with the sunglasses designers. I came across Illesteva sunnies which were quite cool. This label is stocked at Opening Ceremony, a must-visit when I go to New York, in the near-future, I hope. They were made from resin in Italy and the shapes were quite funky. Don’t you love the tortoise shell ones?
The glasses were flimsily displayed on glass beakers. I tried a few pairs on.
The sales agent there talked like an American on fast forward. At least he was cute.
Next was Cutler and Gross, a much better known optical label. Cutler and Gross was founded in London 40 years ago by Graham Culter and Tony Gross, who turned mediocre and mundane medical necessities into fun and fabulous fashion accessories. The eyewear label is founded by established opticians. You can get your eyes tested with them!
I tried a couple of pairs on and I think these larger frames fitted my broad face better.
Maybe the lighting was better, but I thought the Culter and Gross sunnies were better as well.These were a lovely shape.
Having a Dame Edna moment. Check out the gorgeous garments in the back ground! Honestly, when I first arrived at the show room, I didn’t know where to look.
Wearing a Miss Sixty woollen cardigan.
I think these were my favourites. Illesteva was funky and not well-known. Cutler and Gross is too well-known. It was a difficult decision to make. In the end, I decided that my boutique does not need sunnies as yet. Do you prefer to buy sunglasses from an optical shop or from a fashion boutique?