A chat with Alain Mikli at the launch of his 2014 collection

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Yesterday I had a great chat with Alain Mikli. Alain's designs came into my life in 1985, his cats eye sunglasses became my signature for 27 years. He launched his first collection in 1978. He is the master of acetate and has managed to play with the light and the texture of the frames giving the glasses a fourth dimension. Mikli uses a laser technique to cut the materials with great precision.

Alain Mikli has been bought by Luxottica Group and with that he only has to concentrate on the design and is motivated to bring even more to his design output than he has in the last ten years.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.