Who doesn’t love to get caught up in the whimsical world of legendary folklore? While we all enjoy reading about far off places, epic battles and happy endings, it’s even better when those elements are incorporated into fashion. That’s where luxury eyewear designer and artist, Alain Mikli, comes in. Channeling the French comic book, Prince de Sassoun – a tale based on Armenian folklore about joy and optimism in the face of doom – Alain Mikli’s fall 2011 eyewear collection is all about the imaginary world.
Twelve magical pieces account for the Prince De Sassoun collection. Each frame features stainless steel metal fronts combined with acetate temples in rectangular, cat-eye, oval and crown shapes. Strong browlines make a powerful impression with swooping lines, cut-outs and crown-like embellishments. The striking color combinations of blues, browns, greens, reds, purples, grays and oranges, with accents of yellow, pink and teal reveal the fairytale charm behind these specs. Fueled by Alain Mikli’s incredible craftsmanship and knack for provocative design, these delightful specs are sure to lead you to your very own happy ending.