Alain Mikli had already started to explore eyewear design at age 17 when he was still a student of ophthalmology. The Alain Mikli brand was first launched in 1978. In 1983 they were introduced to the world stage by way of Elton John. Mikli par Mikli was introduced as a more accessible entry into the brand. Philippe Starck and Alain Mikli began colloborating in 1996 with a line of eyewear characterized by a unique hinge, the “biolink”, modeled after the human shoulder.
Every Alain Mikli frame is hand made in and showcase the Made-in-France know how. No need to stick a logo with the brand’s name on it to recognize Alain Mikli frames. Their look, style and patented comfort make of them frames for correction and distinction.
We are loving the new Chamarel collection by Alain Mikli. Mikli has been showcasing checkers since the brand launched in 1978. This new approach to the traditional motif features non-repetitive patterning, plenty of open space and 9 combinations of gorgeous color.
Who’s who: Notable Designers from the History of Eyewear
Vintage eyewear include designers Oleg Cassini, Cazal, LaFont, Robert La Roche, Emmanuelle Khahn, Laura Biogitti, Valentino, Ted Lapidus, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alain Mikli, Silhouette, Optical Affairs Christian Roth, Anne Klein, Liz Claiborne, Persol, Versace, Ray-Ban and more.
Sale items reflect a range of styles from the decades like small circles from the 60s, classic aviators, rimless, and oversized disco styles from the 70s; python-trimmed sunglasses from the 80s’s.
Dan wouldn’t say goodbye to his babies without a proper farewell. He will be on hand to dispense fashion advice, make adjustments, and help find the perfect fit for every face.
“This really is a can’t-miss event,” he says. “These are unique, irreplaceable gems…one of a kind pieces that–once they sell–will be gone forever.”