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Anne et Valentin Custom Coachella Sunnies

Coachella Sunnies

At this time of year, we tend to have have a lot of people passing through our shops on their way to Coachella. People coming to the festival from around the world touch down in Los Angeles before trekking out to the valley, picking up that perfect accessory to make their Coachella outfit complete.

It may come as no surprise that we think sunnies are the most important part of your festival fashion: both to see and be seen. Your lenses color the world for you.  They’re your real world filter. It’s about what frequencies you want to allow into to your life. And very important: a quality pair of lenses will protect your eyes from the harsh desert sun.

Custom Anne et Valentin

Here we have taken some already awesome Anne et Valentin optical frames and fitted them with custom sunglass lenses.  We started with already cool frames – both round and retro-inspired;  and then carefully chose tints and mirror coatings to both complement the frames and take take them to the next level.

Customizing your festival sunnies is a perfect way to express yourself. This is just a small sample of some of the looks that we’ve dreamed up. What kind of vision are you dreaming up for your Coachella sunnies?

 

Eric wearing Anne et Valentin Modern Book with custom lenses
Anne et Valentin Modern Book with custom amber gradient lenses, Zeiss flash gold mirror. These round shades feature a keyhole bridge and triangular temple detail.

 

Eric wearing the clubmaster-inspired Walter by Anne et Valentin with custom lenses
The clubmaster-inspired Walter by Anne et Valentin in shiny silver and grey with custom grey gradient lenses and cool silver mirror

 

Eric wears Anne et Valentin D-TECT with custom lenses
Round Anne et Valentin D-TECT with marble blue front and brown temples are customized with brown lenses
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Anne et Valentin’s Pop Art

Anne et Valentin Factory series, blue

This exquisite eyewear from Anne et Valentin is part of their Factory series, an homage to Andy Warhol’s Manhattan 1960’s studios known as “The Factory“. The factory was home to a lifestyle of partying, art production and everything in between for Warhol and his associates.

Anne et Valentin Factory series, blue

 

Like Warhol’s Pop Art, the color of the frame  is saturated and bright. A brushed silver detail adorns the hinges–a nod, perhaps, to the color of Warhol’s first Factory which was decorated in tin foil and silver paint from top to bottom. A keyhole bridge evokes the past.

Anne et Valentin Factory blue

Anne et Valentin conceived the frame with  curvy, voluptuous and humanistic lines.  A perfect red circle marks the temple tips. The frame is made of polished, translucent acetate with an unpolished, matte concave cutaway on the temples — a nuanced effect that could only be achieved in truly hand-crafted eyewear.