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FASHION'S MUSE

In this very special issue, we collab with two highly respected edCFDA designers (eyewear designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America)—Gai Gherardi of l.a.Eyeworks and Blake Kuwahara of Focus Group West and Blake Kuwahara eyewear—for their coveted creative direction on their own eyewear shots chosen here. All this and more in the following fashion pages boasting the best looks in luxe eyewear today.

Soaked in inspiration, style, and excellence (with a side of whimsy), the high end of the specs spectrum is a much-lauded echelon.

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Photography
by Jurgen Reisch

Styled + Directed
by Erinn Morgan with creative input from Gai Gherardi, l.a.Eyeworks, and Blake Kuwahara, Focus Group West

Art Direction
by William Pfaff

Fitting Optician:
Julia Gogosha of Gogosha Optique

Hair + Makeup:
James McMahon/Cloutier Remix

Model:
Milan Dixon/Photogenics

IN THE CUT
The Blake Kuwahara Stirling with flash mirror lenses is handcrafted from a single sheet of stainless steel, incorporating negative space to create a frame-within-a-frame.
Photo edit selected by Blake Kuwahara, founder and creative director, Focus Group West and Blake Kuwahara eyewear.

ICONIC DETAIL
Chloé Rosie CE156S from Marchon Eyewear is an oversized rimless flower-shaped sunglass style with scalloped edges + gold hardware.

MINIMALISTIC IMPACT
The Lindberg Jane 53 is an Air Titanium rim style with a patented screwless hinge.

TATTOO ARTIST
The scallop-edged l.a.Eyeworks Mollusk in Golden Oyster is a translucent white frame embellished with a shimmering all-over gold tattoo pattern that amplifies the chic, spacious design. On-set creative direction + photo edit selected by Gai Gherardi, co-founder/co-designer, l.a.Eyeworks.

COLLAB CACHET
Chopard SCHD39S (in 300G) Cannes Special Edition Sunglasses from De Rigo REM is a ’50s cat-eye with gold foil leaf acetate, 24kt gold-plated mirror lenses, and a jeweled metal temple with zircon crystals. This special style draws inspiration from the iconic Palme d’Or “Golden Palm,” the highest prize awarded at the film festival. Each frame also comes with a luxurious hat box and clutch case in gold satin.

OVER THE TOP
The Tom Ford limited-edition model FT0728 from Marcolin is a precious pilot style encrusted with over 300 hand-set crystals.