Xavier Garcia, Barcelona's Best.

BARCELONA’S BEST

Barcelona is a city and a world true to itself, with its own cosmopolitan feel, distinct colors, breathtaking sights, and a history that’s helped shape its personality. Like the city he loves, artist and designer Xavier Garcia is the real deal. His manifesto is to design, produce and sell his frames with “…no limits other than the search for my way, trying to be as genuine as possible.”

LABEL PROFILER – XAVIER GARCIA: Using only high quality materials and finishes, the results are stand-out, technically well-crafted frames. With warm weather and a Barcelona beach holiday on our minds, we couldn’t help but admire Xavier Garcia’s Sun Collection. The Calamar, a revised take on the aviator, features vibrant blue lenses topped by metal frames; while the Sepia doubles down on trendiness with pink lenses paired with “must-have-metal” gold frames.

Photography BERT SPANGEMACHER
Text CHRISTINE TOMAS
Set Design ALICE GIBNEY

Xavier Garcia, Eyewear brand from Barcelona Spain
4SEE Label Profiler – XAVIER GARCIA
Top Sepia Pink, Middle Sepia Black, Bottom Calamar Blue

 

This article originally appeared in the MUSIC issue // published in April 2017.

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polaroid sunglasses photographed by bert spangemacher 1

AMERICAN INGENUITY

Before inventing its legendary instant film and cameras, POLAROID put itself on the map with its polarized sunglasses. Since 1937, the company has been one of the world’s most trusted eyewear brands.

LABEL PROFILER – POLAROID: Polaroid’s products blend perfect vision with optimum protection, thanks to their advanced polarized lens technology. How does it work? Simple. When light reflects off a shiny surface, it travels in different directions. While vertical light makes it possible for us to see and allows for clear colors and contrasts, horizontal light creates glare, which reduces visibility and makes it painful and dangerous for us to perform virtually any physical work. Polaroid polarized sunglasses block virtually all glare, making it safe for us to carry on throughout the day in safety, comfort, and in style. Polaroid’s new collection features reinterpreted classics from the ’70’s, with rounded, panthos and oversized styles, complete with shiny metal finishes and mirror or full lenses.

Photography BERT SPANGEMACHER
Text CHRISTINE TOMAS

Polaroid sunglasses photographed by Bert Spangemacher for 4SEE Label Profiler
4SEE Label Profiler – POLAROID
2053/S (Blue), 4053/S (Gold), 4052/S (Pink)

 

This article originally appeared in the MUSIC issue // published in April 2017.

4SEE IS A FREE PREMIUM DISTRIBUTED MAGAZINE ABOUT FASHION, ART, MUSIC & CULTURE, REVOLVING AROUND EYEWEAR & ACCESSORIES.

4SEE IS PRINTED IN A3 & POCKET-SIZE FORMATS.  WE PUBLISH BIANNUALY IN SPRING & FALL. 4SEE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN ONLINE. UPDATED WEEKLY. WITH EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT.

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.

EYEVAN 7285 top 747, middle 758, bottom 759

BIG IN JAPAN

Japanese company Eyevan 7285 takes craftsmanship and ingenuity to a whole new level, seamlessly blending tradition with precision, which results in simple, classic designs with timeless appeal.

LABEL PROFILER – EYEVAN 7285: Although their story started over a century ago, two pivotal years in the company’s history transformed Eyevan from “big in Japan” to “worldwide hit.” Proud of its culture and inherent tendency to embrace both tradition and the ultra-modern, Eyevan stays true to its roots by completing all work, from concept to completion, in Japan.

And, as one can imagine, it’s no easy task: it takes about 400 processes done individually by a select group of highly skilled craftsmen in Sabae to create just one single pair of eyeglasses. Eyevan’s collection features 46 iterations on 11 styles that were inspired by hand-written drawings from archives between 1972 – 1985, their capstone years. The Eyevan collection can be found at high-end, fashion-forward stores around the globe like Colette (Paris), Liberty (London) and ABC Carpet & Home (New York City).

Photography BERT SPANGEMACHER
Text CHRISTINE TOMAS
Set Design ALICE GIBNEY

Japanese eyewear brand EYEVAN 7285 for 4SEE Magazine
4SEE Label Profiler – EYEVAN 7285
Top 747, Middle 758, Bottom 759

 

This article originally appeared in the MUSIC issue // published in April 2017.

4SEE IS A FREE PREMIUM DISTRIBUTED MAGAZINE ABOUT FASHION, ART, MUSIC & CULTURE, REVOLVING AROUND EYEWEAR & ACCESSORIES.

4SEE IS PRINTED IN A3 & POCKET-SIZE FORMATS.  WE PUBLISH BIANNUALY IN SPRING & FALL. 4SEE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN ONLINE. UPDATED WEEKLY. WITH EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT.

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.

4SEE Label Profiler - SALT. Sunglasses photographed by Bert Spangemacher

SALT OF THE EARTH

Sea. Air. Land. Timeless connection. Put them all together and you get the design inspirations behind California-based eyewear brand SALT.

LABEL PROFILER – SALT.: Just like nature, SALT frames are simple on the outside but deeply complex in their creation. Take the opposite of over-manufactured, mass-marketed and mass-produced and you’ll get to the heart of what makes the brand so appealing. SALT combines the best materials available, like sturdy, lightweight Japanese Beta Titanium and luminous, high-quality acetates with bespoke craftsmanship: reportedly, it takes 130 steps done by third-generation Japanese artisans to create each frame by hand.

Though relatively new to the premium, independent eyewear manufacturer scene, SALT, founded in 2006, has already made an indelible impression with timeless designs that are always relevant, always on trend, but never trendy. The brand embraces minimalism and shines its spotlight squarely on precision and meticulous details, giving way to a smart, modern look. The latest collection takes cues from the rugged Sierra Mountains and features warm, earthy color tones like dried herb, butterscotch and olive, as well as double-mirrored rose and blue lenses which bring to mind the reflection on a glassy lake.

Photographer BERT SPANGEMACHER
Text CHRISTINE TOMAS
Set Design MARCELL NAUBERT

4SEE Label Profiler - SALT. Sunglasses photographed by Bert Spangemacher
4SEE Label Profiler – SALT.
Top – Bridges, Middle – Nielsen, Bottom – Lorna

This article originally appeared in the POWER issue // published in September 2016.

4SEE IS A FREE PREMIUM DISTRIBUTED MAGAZINE ABOUT FASHION, ART, MUSIC & CULTURE, REVOLVING AROUND EYEWEAR & ACCESSORIES.

4SEE IS PRINTED IN A3 & POCKET-SIZE FORMATS.  WE PUBLISH BIANNUALY IN SPRING & FALL. 4SEE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN ONLINE. UPDATED WEEKLY. WITH EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT.

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.

4SEE Label Profiler LINDBERG, Danish Luxury Eyewear, Photographed by Bert Spangemacher

ARCHITECT OF OUR DESIGN

While there are many other manufacturers who provide customized eyewear, Danish company and winner of 78 international design awards LINDBERG takes it to a whole other level.

LABEL PROFILER – LINDBERG: Think of each individual frame as a co-production: one part Lindberg, one part customer. Lindberg uses its own self-developed, patented production technologies, minimalist designs and unique materials and makes each frame to order, customized by your preferences, then finished by hand and individually numbered. When disassembled and reassembled, the frame essentially belongs to its co-architect — you. The result is a quiet but powerful statement of individuality, not to mention aesthetics, technical innovation and exemplary craftsmanship.

The RIM models Bruce and Victoria are made of ultra-light titanium wire for extreme flexibility, strength and comfort. Round lenses provide a classic look. Its signature screwless LINDBERG hinges ensure that the temples never work loose, while multi-adjustable nose pads enable a perfect fit. 8406, 8702 and 9717 combine acetate with polished titanium for an understated and elegant look, while models 9580 and 8584 show off the trendy panto shape.

Photographer BERT SPANGEMACHER
Text CHRISTINE TOMAS
Set Design MARCELL NAUBERT

4SEE Label Profiler LINDBERG, Danish Luxury Eyewear, Photographed by Bert Spangemacher
4SEE Label Profiler – LINDBERG
Clockwise from top, RIM Bruce, 9580, 8406, Victoria, 8702, 8584, 9717

 

This article originally appeared in the POWER issue // published in September 2016.

4SEE IS A FREE PREMIUM DISTRIBUTED MAGAZINE ABOUT FASHION, ART, MUSIC & CULTURE, REVOLVING AROUND EYEWEAR & ACCESSORIES.

4SEE IS PRINTED IN A3 & POCKET-SIZE FORMATS.  WE PUBLISH BIANNUALY IN SPRING & FALL. 4SEE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN ONLINE. UPDATED WEEKLY. WITH EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT.

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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