In the year 2006, Thierry Lasry, the French designer launched his first line of sunglasses. His talent as an optical designer came by naturally, having been raised in a highly creative environment with an optician father and a designer as a mother.
The inspiration for his elegant, but edgy and unique line of sunglasses is “futuristic vintage – fusing vintage inspirations with an updated modern and avant-gardist touch”. Thus the sunglasses have a futuristic but retro-inspired look. Thierry Lasry’s motto was “back to the future” and with that he created looks whose shapes carry a refined and contemporary edge.
All of the acetate frames are handmade in France with meticulous craftsmanship. The acetate is of the highest quality from the highly reputable Italian manufacturer Mazzucchelli. The techniques used are more of a sculpturing than regular cutting techniques. In addition most undergo a process of layering whereby textures are created by combining sheets of different colored acetates one against the other. This provides for a very unique and often highly graphic look.
Thierry Lasry considers each of his designs as his “babies” and with that the name of each model ends in a “Y”, which is the letter found at the end of both the designers first and last names.
Generally speaking, the Thierry Lasry consumer is an active, fashion conscious consumer who is independent and curious in nature. “A creator not a follower”. Some of the designer’s patrons are stars such as Madonna, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon……. and the list goes on.
This designer has done several collaborations with various brands and most recently has collaborated with Mattel Toys to produce a life size sunglass with matching Barbie and Ken doll sunwear, in a very exclusive gift box.
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