Lafont Spectacles: An Icon for Fashion Eyewear

by Visio Optical

An introduction

Louis Lafont is the man behind the famous fashion eyewear brand who opened a small shop in 1923 selling spectacles and hearing aids in Paris. Today Lafont is still a family business, and the Chief creative director and designer of Lafont is Mr Thomas Lafont.

Lafont transformed the glasses into a genuine fashion accessory
Lafont transformed the glasses into a genuine fashion accessory

According to Thomas Lafont, the brand got famous when Philippe, Louis’s grandson, began to transform the glasses into a genuine fashion accessory with the help of his wife. Indeed, the couple made the name of the brand by marking it at new heights with their innovative designs. Meanwhile, as 1970 came to an end, Lafont’s elegant and chic frames had spread their magic among fashionistas on and beyond the Rue Cambon.

Paris has always been the fashion icon of the Western World
Paris has always been the fashion icon of the Western World

Subsequently, after the next three generations, Lafont is the name that successfully transformed their spectacles into an icon that are known across the world. Today this company is run by the fourth generation of Lafont led by Louis’s great-grandsons, Thomas and Matthieu.

This top fashion brand has set up its headquarters in Paris. And trurly, Paris has always been the fashion icon of the Western World since the seventeenth century. The ‘Lafont’ now operates five boutiques under its names, and they export their products in over 40 countries. 

Lafont has set itself up as an authentic optical fashion house as they have a design and style that makes them easily distinguishable from others. As a result, the brand unveils around 30 new models of spectacles twice a year. Each design offers glossy, innovative, and modish frames.

Lafont Spectacles: An Icon For Fashion Eyewear
Lafont Spectacles: An Icon For Fashion Eyewear

The products that the brand made are suitable for men, women, and children. So, they possess a robust collection which makes them an ideal fashion eyewear brand for the whole family. Above all, the brand’s eyewear collection comes combined with French heritage, state-of-the-art technology, and inventiveness.

Lafont has established itself as a Parisian flavored eyewear collection produced in France by providing a distinctive touch in their frame color tones. Certainly, the eyeglasses that the brand offers are purely elegant as they put a great emphasis on good style and quality.

Lafont has established itself as Parisian fashion eyewear
Lafont has established itself as Parisian fashion eyewear

As the brand has such a rich textile background in terms of its patterns and colors, people at Lafont use colorful and exclusive acetate materials that they design on their own instead of building them from supplier’s catalogs. The brand claims that 84% of its color schemes are custom-made exclusively. 

Lafont’s eyewear collection

The collection by Lafont includes eyeglasses with an emphasis on elegance. Firstly, it has got art deco-inspired frames. Secondly, the brand sells frames in many different shapes: barrel, half-eye, cat eye, oval, round, square, and trapeze. Thirdly, these all frames are available in a wide range of color and graphic options that one can just get mesmerized by seeing them.

Lafont Spectacles: An Icon For Fashion Eyewear
Lafont Spectacles: An Icon For Fashion Eyewear

Women and Lafont eyeglasses go pretty well together. Surely, any Lafont glasses will give women a smart and distinctive look that is surely going to turn heads. And with so many fashionable frames in the catalogue, it is normal to feel confused on which one to choose.

There are so many options to choose from. Let us talk about some of the popular styles for women that they must have in their wardrobe. These are the famous eyeglasses styles for women that are in demand in 2021.

The Lafont’s shapes: draw attention with the right style

Whether you are looking for prescription glasses or great fashion eyewear, this list of frames will surely help you choose your next glass. 

Round-eye glasses

Though this style was not in trend for some time, these eyeglasses have now made a solid comeback. It is one of the hottest trends this year in women’s fashion. Round glasses are said to be destined for free-spirited women. These glasses are appropriate for both party wear as well as daily office routine.

Lafont Evora: Lines in a traditional round shape
Lafont Evora: Lines in a traditional round shape

The Evora collection adds lines to a traditional round shape, making it the perfect frame for your eyes. Indeed, women who have square faces must choose from round or oval glasses as they will soften their features. 

Square shape glasses

These glasses have many names, such as hipster glasses, geek glasses, and are often termed nerd glasses. Notwithstanding, they are must-have glasses for women. These stylish glasses are gorgeous accessories for reading, and their slightly oversized acetate frame looks beautiful in black. They make a bold statement, and show a strong personality. For this reason, this is a preferred choice for celebrities and fashionistas. These hipster shapes come featured with cool glasses that will elevate your looks.

Lafont Glen: Soft oval shape with delicate uplift
Lafont Glen: Soft oval shape with delicate uplift

Look out to the Glen collection featuring the soft oval styling that offers delicate uplift in unique acetate colors.

Cat-eye eyeglasses

The cat-eye glasses suit best with women with diamond-shaped faces. Since diamond-shaped faces have a narrow forehead and chin, the cat-eye glasses are a perfect match. These glasses are a symbol of femininity. For example, the Baroque-inspired Gin comes with a prominent acetate brow angle available in three unique color combinations.

The cat-eye glasses deserve to be on the top of the women’s eyeglasses list. Since they are such a must-have accessory, ladies can wear these glasses with prescription lenses or just plain ones if they are looking to boost their style.

Lafont Gin: Baroque-inspired with brow angle
Lafont Gin: Baroque-inspired with brow angle

The Fuchsia collection looks beautiful with its detailed latticework on the frame and has certified Swarovski crystals that adorn the feminine frame in stainless steel. If you consider going for cat-eye glasses, choose red and black colored frames as these are what’s in style for women’s eyeglasses this year.

Lafont Spectacles: An Icon For Fashion Eyewear
Lafont Fuchsia: Beautiful, feminine with original Swarovski crystals
Vintage eyeglasses

The vintage-inspired eyeglasses are very much in trend, and you can rock them with your confidence. Many women prefer retro-looking yet modern fashion eyewear as they look retro yet provide a modern twist. The vintage eyeglasses frame, if combined with cat-eye glasses or square lenses, looks purely fantastic. Ladies with slick lines and a feline shape will look beautiful in such glasses.

Oversized eyeglasses

These big glasses are among the best women’s eyeglasses because they look interesting and engaging. Moreover, these glasses are in trend for a long time as these glasses are a fashion statement that hints at a superstar attitude. Available in all shapes, these glasses give you a wide variety of options. You can choose from round, square, oval, and whatever shape that suits your face. You will find high-quality acetate material in most of the oversized glasses.

Browline eyeglasses

These eyeglasses gained popularity over the year and emerged as one of the best-selling women’s eyeglasses frames. The heavy brow bar reflects the seriousness, and it is possibly why most professional women who work in business-related companies prefer wearing it. Mainly ladies prefer black color for these glasses which makes them matching with any outfit. And they work best with a type of face that is either oval or round with a big forehead. 

Lafont Exquisite: Playful with polka dots
Lafont Exquisite: Playful with polka dots

The collection for women by Lafont looks beautiful and elegant. With a single look, they can easily attract fashion enthusiasts to their design. Their Exquise collection is playful with contrasting polka dots.

Lafont Edifice: Two-tone with rectangular shape
Lafont Edifice: Two-tone with rectangular shape

Lafont Edifice is a classic Lafont, with hand-carved two-tone design and a rectangular silhouette. Fanette is both feminine and chic, with its bold and colorful design. Emeraude features a geometric silhouette that is brightly colored with two-tone acetate.

Lafont Fanette: Chic and bold
Lafont Fanette: Chic and bold
Lafont Emeraude: Brightly colored with two-tone acetate
Lafont Emeraude: Brightly colored with two-tone acetate

The exciting silhouettes by Lafont have made them continue the legacy of French quality eyewear styling. Their bold colors and their designs offer unmatchable style with a distinctive look. They have a great pair of glasses to display, and the reason that they are so widely popular is because of the details and complexity they put in every pair. In short, every pair of glasses by the brand lives up to its standard.

Where to get Lafont in Singapore

Visio Optical is very proud to carry Lafont eyeglasses. In fact, we keep a wide range of these frames in stock for our enthusiastic customers. With a generous selection, you can try many different fashion eyewear and choose the one that best fits your looks.

At Visio Optical we have one of the largest collections of Lafont glasses in Singapore. For women that are looking for designer and very stylish eyeglasses, you are welcome to book your appointment with us today.

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