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DEVON KAYLOR photographed 4SEE’s “Best Eyewear Fall 2019 Street Style.”


DEVON KAYLOR
4SEE is proud to bring on board our new Fashion Director, Devon Kaylor. She helps us to achieve full coverage of the changing trends in both fashion and eyewear. Born and raised in New York City, Devon’s passion for fashion runs deep in her career. She started as a model and transitioned to capture the excitement and buzz of the global fashion scenes. Reflecting her character, Devon’s street styles images are versatile and backstage photos are intimate. Furthermore, she regularly contributions to the New York Times, R29, Sleek Magazine, and L’Officiel to name just a few.


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Zio in Seoul

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ZIO, SEOUL

Text MIO HAYASHI

Founded in Seoul in 1996 by Zio Lee, the name “ZIO” was given as it also stands for “zero fault”, “innovation” and “originality”. Located in Daechi-dong, an affluent and academic neighborhood, it is also considered a residential area of Gangnam-ku. The shop features a museum-like appearance, with a minimalistic design surrounded by white cabinets and a center table with a large natural rock that accents the space. “We believe that the invisible is more important than the visible matters”, which is the reason for differentiating the shop design and concept from other typical optical stores, whereby instead of displaying the frames they are “hidden” inside the cabinets.”

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Consultation is the key at Zio for finding the right pair for the clients, and as they sit together with a drink, the personality as well as the clients’ needs and wants are explored. “There is a range of clients, from the artistic types that are seeking a new look, to politicians that want to change their images,” comments Zio. “We do not present the frames all at once. We show them one by one to let the clients feel the soul of each frame”.

Popular brands at Zio include Mykita, Anne et Valentin, Jacques Marie Mage as well as Kaneko Optical. Another favourite of the shop is Factory 900, which is a Japanese brand that offers bold acetate frames that are comfortable and futuristic. “We introduce brands and frames which have strong identities and unique souls rather than simply having a strong reputation. That is why our clients have a deep loyalty to us.”

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Zio

1st Flr, Hanrim BD, 336, Samseong-ro
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06186
South Korea
+82 2 556 5677

Photo: courtesy of Zio

This article originally appeared in the WILD issue // published in September 2019.

Leidmann in Munich

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LEIDMANN, MUNICH

Text MIO HAYASHI

The evolution of Leidmann as the go-to-optician for the city’s A-listers began in 2001 at its initial location in the Schwabing district, then under a different name. Chris Leidmann, who was once a trainee at the shop at that time became the owner and today, Leidmann counts two shops, one on the prestigious shopping avenue of Maximilianstrasse as its flagship location and the other is an outpost dedicated to Garret Leight on Hohenzollernstrasse.

Leidmann in Munich
Leidmann in Munich

“Our core philosophy hasn’t really changed; we always did and bought what we loved. We still do so today”, comments Philipp Foret, who has been working closely with Chris since 2014. Passion for details, materials and craftsmanship are what define the assortment, and this is also reflected in the interior of the 300-sqm boutique designed by Stefanie Thatenhorst. “The store looks more like what we call in German “Werkraum (craft room)” than a boutique”, says Philipp. “We are representing brands that manufacture their eyewear with a passionate dedication. They deserve a certain stage.”

As the shop caters to a range of local and international clients, and as the market currently enjoys a wide availability of styles, so does the selection at Leidmann. It includes Haffmans und Neumeister for its simplicity and purism, Jacques Marie Mage for its bold statement that presents each piece like a piece of art, and Masahiro Maruyama for its asymmetric and detailed designs that look on point the moment they are put on a face. “It’s not about following a trend by selecting your new shades, it’s about finding the right pair of glasses. Glasses that suit you and just act naturally.”

Leidmann in Munich

Leidmann in Munich

Leidmann

Maximilianstraße 11
80539 Munich, Germany
+49 89 24 21 51 10
www.leidmann.de
Photo: courtesy of Leidmann

This article originally appeared in the WILD issue // published in September 2019.

L’Artisan du Regard in Paris

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L’ARTISAN DU REGARD, PARIS

Text MIO HAYASHI

Located in South Pigalle, a former red light district turned one of the trendiest neighborhood in Paris, L’Artisan du Regard caters to a largely local clientele consisting of young, stylish families. The current shop has been run for the last 11 years by Gregory Vissac, though its history goes back to 1942, when it first opened.

“We only work with creators that we have exclusively in the neighborhood, so as to offer really different products and especially high quality.”, notes Gregory. “The most important thing is to make the customer travel and dream, by explaining the history of the glasses, which provides added pleasure in the shopping experience.”

L’Artisan du Regard in Paris
L’Artisan du Regard in Paris

Although its customer base is mainly from the neighborhood, due to its unique product assortment, as well as its upper floor dedicated to the kids’ selection, it attracts customers of all ages throughout Paris.

Asked about best selling styles, Anne and Valentin “Fancy”, a round shape with a Brit-pop feel in blue gray and tortoiseshell are highly in demand. Other noteworthy brands are Theo, Caroline Abram, and Michel Henau for their playfulness and use of colors, as well as EyeVan 7285, Matsunaga and Jacques Marie Mage for the details of the finishes.

Gregory’s word of advice when buying a new pair of glasses is to find a pair that reflects one’s personality truly, and never forget the notion of comfort and pleasure; “especially not to buy glasses as an ocular prosthesis but as an accessory to sublimate”.

L’Artisan du Regard in Paris

L’Artisan du Regard

35 Rue des Martyrs
75009 Paris, France
+33 1 48 78 06 37
www.artisanduregard-opticien.com

Photo: courtesy of L’Artisan du Regard

This article originally appeared in the WILD issue // published in September 2019.

EINSTOFFEN: ZUCKERBÄCKER

SWISS SWISH

In 2010, Swiss brand EINSTOFFEN set out to bridge the worlds of raw nature, street fashion, and eyewear. Inspired by nature, yet pulled by the cosmopolitan allure of art, cinema, and music, the brand isn’t afraid to combine seemingly disparate elements to create their unique handmade designs. Their ingenuity paid off: the company won three trophies from the 2018 German Design Awards. A “swish” for the Swiss, indeed.

LABEL PROFILER – EINSTOFFEN: Nature’s beauty plays a heavy hand in EINSTOFFEN’s collection, using materials such as wood or stone. And where others stumble when working with these materials, EINSTOFFEN excels. By artfully combining other materials, like acetate with natural wood, the result is a more sophisticated, not at all clunky frame.

EINSTOFFEN’s ZUCKERBÄCKER line stays true to its namesake—”candy maker.” The acetate and wooden frames are offered in various colors and two versions. While the frames are designed especially for delicate facial features, its modern lines complement virtually any face. We loved the acetate model, which features a glossy transparent frame with temples partially made of wood. The look is solid, sweet, and all at once delicious. The peach burl model features delicate wooden layers with natural wavy grains and are remarkably light, despite their solid construction.

Photography BERT SPANGEMACHER
Text CHRISTINE TOMAS

Swiss Eyewear Brand EINSTOFFEN optical glasses - ZUCKERBÄCKER
4SEE Label Profiler – EINSTOFFEN Zuckerbäcker

 

This article originally appeared in the BEAUTY issue // published in April 2018.

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We produce our print and editorial content with seasoned  and carefully selected talents. As a result, all of our editorials are unique and 100% original. Each issue covers a totally new and relevant theme that brings acts as a platform. Our artists showcase their talent and point of view by zeroing in on current topics and inspiring creative editorials.

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