Alain MIKLI has
invented a new optical philosophy which for each person has his own pair of
glasses and the colour that correspond to his personality, with an
complicity and applied to their best smallest details which makes Alain
MIKLI models a unique creation!!
His new sunglasses and eyeglasses collection takes you to another universe
which makes an richer, gentler style, the pleasure in wearing Alain MIKLI
frames is fount in the way they are made and the style/form of the model,
Transparent frames for every day life with lenses held together by invisible
nylon string, the sunglasses with circular metal frames are made and
improved for ergonomic protection.
All sunglasses provide 100% UV protection, all of the models are created to
a higher standard than requirements states of European or American, the
colours of sunglasses can be found with three colours Green, Brown, Grey,
with the sensuality and warmth of the style and the new urge for
transparency with anthracite and crystal.
Alain Mikli is arguably the most innovative spectacle frame
designer in the world. Counting Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Elton John and
Bono amongst his clients, Alain Mikli is a very much hands on designer with
a mission to rid the world of the notion that glasses are purely practical.
Alain Mikli's slogan is, "frames to see as well as to be
seen" & it's hard to disagree with it. Often featuring asymmetrical designs
& available in a riot of colours, they are glasses of considerable
All Alain Mikli's glasses are handmade and he constantly
strives to make his frames the most attractive and the most comfortable on
The Alain Mikli
launched his own brand in 1978. His line combined creativity and technical
expertise have given birth to a new concepts to optics: Biovision, Frames
Inspired by the human being and dedicated to his well-being. Space and
invented a new philosophy for optics: to everyone his own pair of glasses, I
colors to match his personality. This subtle and detailed complicity which
the prescription glasses make each Alain Mikli model a unique.
Alain Mikli is widely
regarded as the finest eyewear designer in the world. Alain Mikli frames are
innovative, bold, exciting, sometimes retro, sometimes futuristic, always
beautifully made. They feel good as well as look good. Because Mikli frames
are not mass produced you are guaranteed of a unique pair of spectacles.
Alain Mikli eyeglasses and sunglasses leave no one feeling
indifferent. They are luxurious “sculpted” eyeglasses that reveal each
individual’s personality. The flagship Mikli collection introduces young men
and women who are 20 to 35 years old to a style that is trendy, colorful,
whimsical, and accessible. A good example is model 1751. This frame comes is
several color-combinations. The black plastic rectangle has two layers of
shiny black plastic sandwiching a third layer of black and white. The blue
frame holds a Milky Way of stars amidst layers of deep blue hues. The teal
frame front is black in back with Mikli’s interpretation of tortoise in the
temples. The red frame has a darker and more opaque front, and lighter and
more translucent temples.
Mikli’s Pact collection offers variations on the theme of
black paired with crystal. Examples include oversized (A0466), semi-rimless
(A0455), and more traditional rectangular (A0450) frames. Each style is
available in three patterns and handmade from special acetate that can be
carved to load it with emotion. Alain Mikli has also cosigned original
collections with designers Phillipe Starck and Issey Miyake. The Starck Eyes
collection unites their common passion for design that is both practical and
pleasurable in a “Biovision concept” that takes its inspiration from human
beings. All frames in the collection are equipped with a Biolink hinge,
modeled after the human shoulder. These frames also challenge the widespread
tendency to hide behind eyewear. One example that lets wearers simply “be
yourself and the best you can be” is Starck Eyes PO209.01, semi-rimless
rectangle with aluminum brow bar and plastic temples. The aluminum provides
a truly high-tech and ultra-light look that is alluring. At the same time
aluminum is lighter than titanium, hypo-allergenic, and non-corrosive—for
The frames in this collection—like all Mikli eyewear—provide
the pleasure of wearing glasses that are stylish, provocative, and timeless.
And all models are created to a higher standard than either European or
In 1978, Paris-based Alain Mikli shook up the traditional
optical industry, creating glasses that were aesthetic and functional,
creative and technically advanced. His objective was to turn a handicap into
a fashion statement, a vision aid into an accessory. These glasses gained
attention as highly graphic objects. The main materials—metal, acetate and
titanium—available in a continuously updated color range, are fashioned into
different variations of the rectangle, the shape that has become
characteristic of Mikli, as well as other avant-garde shapes.
“In the beginning, I created wild models with an individual’s
look in mind,” says Alain Mikli. “I’ve always been attracted to the
theatrical side of fashion: frames to see as well as to be seen. Now, I’m
concentrating on detail and the intimate side of eyewear to achieve maximum
comfort and a close relationship between the frame and the person wearing
Mikli’s mastery of his craft includes ergonomics. "What is
making me progress," Alain Mikli adds, "is technology. Now I can take my
ideas through to their conclusion, with a perfect balance between the
side-pieces, the front, and the sides.