We spotted The Spectacled alum and CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) CEO Steven Kolb in Paris, wearing his newest pair of frames from Selima Optique. Steven met us at the CFDA’s “Americans in Paris” showroom, a stone’s throw from the Jardin des Tuileries.
Steven’s history with Selima Optique goes back to his start in fashion. When Steven started at the CFDA in 2006, he was wearing a pair of inexpensive glasses that he had purchased on Canal Street. Selima Salaun of Selima Optique gave Steven his first pair of “designer” glasses, as he needed frames that suited his new job in fashion. Nearly 100 pairs later, he is back wearing Selima with these new frames.
Narayan is a true eyewear connoisseur – and we’re not just saying that either. Case in point: these “Lucas” frames from Parisian brand, Selima Optique. These retro-inspired frames were the first pair that caught his eye at the Selima Optique store in New York, and he knew he had to have them. We love the “blue horn marble” colour way, which is an artistic and luxurious take on the traditional tortoiseshell. Make sure to also take a look at the exaggerated nose bridge and temples, which add flair and visual interest.
Narayan has been wearing glasses for as long as he can remember, and loved going into stores as a kid and trying on every pair. His favourite memory? As a kid, he had a favourite pair of bold-colored frames and was once asked why he wore these, “purple glasses.” His response: “They’re not purple – they’re wine.”
We spotted Joaquim as he was immersed in a deep conversation with a friend about eyewear. Ever the opportunist, we jumped right in and snapped his photo!
Joaquim purchased these Selima Optique “George” glasses because he liked the way they fit his face. The bookish, square-shaped frames are definitely flattering, but it’s the “Blue Camouflage” pattern that really catches our attention. As a graphic designer, Joaquim loved the blue and brown stripes on the side and the way they contrast with the deep red on the inside of the arms. The slight dip at the temples adds additional graphic appeal. This pair of glasses might not be as “loud” as other pairs out there, but they have a “wow” factor all the same.