A recurring comment these past weeks from exhibitors and visitors after the return of optical shows has been the pleasure people felt in participating in a fair, and to see friends and business acquaintances again. The delight can continue this weekend, as Opti-Munich opens its doors – 13-15 May at the Munich Fairground. Diversified selections of quality exhibitors with innovative products herald the return of the German event, after the enforced hiatus due to the pandemic.
The prospect of moving forward is greeted with enthusiasm, and striking spectacle frames endeavor to bring glamour, fun, and creativity to the eyewear scene. Diversity in shapes, colors, materials, and detailing bring artful finesse to the collections. Here is a selection of what’s in store at Opti-Munich:
Multiple Silmo d’Or winner Jeremy Tarian embraces new freedoms with a sun collection that is all about play and enjoying life. Sunglasses transform summer fashions, plus providing stylish eye protection. Tarian’s Luxembourg is a powerful silhouette with laser detailing, crafted in the Jura region of France.
Suzy Glam in The Netherlands formulates smooth Bottle Green matt acetate into a stylishly curvaceous shape in Looks Lush. Smooth contoured forms are beautifully balanced with subtle bevel details in Suzy’s collections, which further amplify the contemporary elements of each design.
Sophistication, luxury, and chic are reflected in Birgitte Falvin’s frames for Falvin Eyewear creations. Her design creed comprises authenticity, minimalism, superb materials, and beautiful aesthetics. A curvaceous cat-eye silhouette – Stellar – is elegantly portrayed in matt Topaz with 24C Gold, handcrafted in Japan.
The exquisite Dagley is the latest in a collection of striking, slim designs at Götti Switzerland. Brushed gold titanium is silhouetted into a luxurious round shape, complemented with a 3D printed eyewear chain. The ultra-light designs are superbly comfortable, durable, and subtly commanding.
Flashy Green Neon acetate glimmers in The Night Fever by French label Struktur Eyewear, with a round shape at the top, and square at the bottom. The Night Fever, crafted in the Normandy region of France, ensures a definitive statement with its bold and balanced composition.
Developing more sustainability is an important project at Rolf Spectacles in Austria. Innovative material developments, like the bean plant Euphorubiaceae, is used for unique spectacles with high-tech components. The Bean frames received the prestigious Red Dot 2022 award in the Fashion Design Category.
Jackson JC13 – a velvety, creamy tone in 3D printing and a flattering round shape – is amongst the latest high point from Monoqool Eyewear. The Danish brand is also launching their new Store Display concept at Opti, as well as the introduction of the Icon Best Seller Concept.
Jisco Eyewear finds inspiration in the crystalline, still blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The Spanish label crafts metal and luminous acetate into graceful Majestic BL, a light and comfortable design in an ideal color, particularly for summer.
The cultural and historical diversity of Toronto puts Nirvan Javan in celebration mode with his Shades of Toronto collection in Japanese acetate in cubic shapes and stylish, striking colors. The Swiss brand will be exhibiting its timeless collection of optical and sunglass designs.
Opti-Munich showcases a medley of optical alternatives, enriching the exciting fashion and design possibilities in eyewear. More information at www.opti.de.