Our favorites from SILMO 2020

This year, the world optical fair SILMO took place on October 3 and 4 in the Jardin de Tuileries during Fashion Week. With the current health restrictions, the fair was held ‘Outside the Walls’ with a reduced number of exhibitors, but that didn’t stop us seeing some very beautiful designs.


© Jaw Studio lunettes

The JAM’Vision creative project

JAW-Studio launched JAM’Vision, a series of collaborations with artists to create boxes and frames like little works of art.


© Nathalie Blanc Lunettes

The Chupa by Nathalie Blanc Paris

The Chupa is one of Nathalie Blanc’s signature models, combining metal and acetate with a glamorous tortoiseshell finish, and was one of the SILMO d’or award winners this year.


© Vinyl Factory lunettes

The rock designs by Vinyl Factory and Freakshow

The colorful designs by Vinyl Factory and Freakshow are being spotted on more and more celebrities like electro duo Justice, no doubt chosen for their original rock look.


© Morel/Jean Nouvel

The Morel and Jean Nouvel collaboration

French glasses maker since 1880, Morel has joined forces with architect Jean Nouvel for a minimal and resolutely chic collaboration.



© Lafont lunettes

The fantasy frames by Lafont

From the colorful designs mixing motifs like tortoiseshell and leopard print, to the more classic, glasses by Lafont always make their mark and this year won a SILMO d’or award.

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© Izipizi lunettes

The accessible sunglasses by Izipizi

The sunglasses by Izipizi promise maximum style for mini prices (around 35 euros).


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The well-made models by Histoire de Voir

At Histoire de Voir, the attention to detail is what catches the eye while leather pieces are fixed into the frame for a more original look.


© Parasite lunettes

The futuristic frames from Parasite Design

Hugo Martin’s label offers designs that look to the future with a unique maintenance system.

Written by Josh Arnold