Summer is here, so let’s zoom again on WFTS – Waiting For The Sun – the French sunglasses brand, which is actually an innovative concept of contemporary eyewear design. Three friends teamed up in 2007 and launched a line of wooden sunglasses, conceived to impact on the price tag at no more than €150! …Not bad at all, considering that WFTS‘s models are entirely handmade, framing Carl Zeiss quality lens.
Read DOY’s older post here to know more about such a vintage charming brand, fusing the Californian summery appeal with the sophisticate Paris style, and give a look to the slideshow below to unveil part of the S/S 2012 collection:
Each pair of glasses comes in a recycled cardboard packaging and wrapped in a limited edition foulard, exclusively signed by a contemporary artist.
Imagine a pair of 3D printed spectacles you can customize yourself with tapestry-style colorful whool threads…
Well, that’s exactly what designers Chloë McCormick and Nicholas O’Donnell-Hoare have realized for their new project, currently on show at The Aram Gallery in London as part of Send to Print/Print to Send exhibition…
…Not just a common pair of glasses. But more!
A trendy mix of retro and futuristic design, created by Byelorussian designer Dzmytri Samal, and entirely handmade in France.
That’s a new concept of eyewear design realized in metal and acetate, in an appealing range of colors for a ready-to-wear unconventional and fashionable “pixelized” collection.
Unveil yourself part of the series introduced in the slideshow below:
Waiting for the Sun is no longer just the title of an old Doors’s song, but also the name of a new French eyewear fashion design brand you’ll love.
All started about 2 years ago when Alexandre Rabineau (the architect &designer), Antoine Mocquard (the business man) and Julien Tual (the artist/graphic guy) decided to share their passion for design, fashion and innovation.
Now launching a handmade eco-friendly wooden sunglasses collection, W/SÜN Waiting for the Sun http://www.waitingforthesun.fr/ is pointing out a new trend for a dynamic lifestyle. A mix inspired to vintage Californian easy wear and French taste for details. The result? Urban, chic and casual.
So, if you’ve never tried on a pair of Bamboo or Tea Tree sunglasses, it’s time to go for it!