Recognized at SILMO Paris 2018 with the “Special Jury Award” for her Suzanne sunglass style, French eyewear designer and qualified optician Nathalie Blanc continues to be a force to be reckoned with as an ambassador of French manufacturing.

Combining her prior design experience from the Michel Klein and Swildens collections, Blanc first introduced her namesake collection in 2015 as an avant-garde assortment of optical and sunglass styles.

The Nathalie Blanc Paris collection, available from Europtik, is highlighted by high-quality materials, including frames laminated in 22-karat gold, lenses from Carl Zeiss and Divel, and carefully selected cellulose acetates. The Linda sunglass (pictured here) represents the collection’s quirky play on color and eye-catching silhouettes.

MSRP: $345 to $550