Did you know that Balmain has been an iconic French fashion house since 1945? The storied brand, which creates luxury apparel and accessories for men and women, is known for its impeccable craftsmanship and timeless designs. But it took years of dedication to transform the company into a powerhouse symbolizing style, sophistication and quality. EuroOptica, a certified retailer of luxury Balmain eyewear in New York, has gathered the most interesting facts about this celebrated fashion house. Let’s dive into the world of couture garments hand-crafted in the ateliers of Paris, jaw-dropping jewelry pieces and exclusive collections of designer glasses adored by leading celebrities today.
Kim Kardashian, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kendall Jenner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jourdan Dunn, Jay Z, Gigi Hadid, and many other A-list celebs choose Balmain. From Sophia Loren to Brigitte Bardot, every IT girl on the 1950s and 1960s fashion scenes was longing for the original Mr Pierre Balmain to stand out in the crowd with bold and feminine silhouettes. In a half a century, the current creative director Olivier Rousteing continues creating unique and instantly recognizable silhouettes for their present-day counterparts. Balmain’s exceptional transformative power allows one to feel that everything is possible.
Made in Japanby expert craftsmen utilizing only the finest materials and time-honored production techniques, Balmain eyewear pieces echo the brand’s famed ateliers. Akoni Group, who designs, manufactures and distributes the Balmain glasses worldwide, has managed to skillfully incorporate the singular DNA and easily recognized codes of the iconic Parisian house into the Balmain Eyewear collection. The distinctive, often audacious frames showcase the assertive and bold spirit of today’s Balmain. The intricate details and high level of craftsmanship are those features that distinguish all Balmain products, including the optical frames and sunglasses.
Balmain’s exclusive collection of designer glasses is designed for those who want to feel confident and look unique. Each pair of spectacles embodies the sophisticated and daring spirit which has characterized the house ever since it was founded in 1945. Pierre Balmain’s aesthetic codes are found in each eyewear design and Olivier Rousteing has incorporated a contemporary vision by putting his heart and soul into this accessory which is an essential for any modern man and woman. The smallest detail of the frame reveals the masterful craftsmanship behind its manufacture. Either the high-end titanium or acetate frames provide exceptional durability and a lightweight design, whilst the polished finish gives these glasses a touch of elegance.
Once upon a time, Pierre Balmain was an aspiring young fashion designer with big dreams. In 1945 that dream became a reality when he opened his own fashion house in Paris, marking the birth of what would become one of the biggest and most influential names in high-end couture: Balmain. From its inception, Balmain has been about creating timelessly elegant designs—and especially making sure those designs were produced to absolute perfection. Over the decades since then, Balmain has become increasingly beloved by luxury-seekers all over the world who appreciate everything from their exquisite tailoring to their eye for intricate detailing and use of luxurious fabrics.
For fashionistas, Balmain is a household name. The renowned French fashion house has been often revered for its signature grandeur and opulence. With more than 75 years in the business, it has consistently been at the forefront of luxury, becoming renowned for its timeless pieces and statement making silhouettes. From the get-go, Balmain focused on creating pieces that stand out through their superior construction and high-quality fabrics; immediately setting them apart from many other labels and garnering a loyal following worldwide. All Balmain collections consist of a small but complete line of only best selling products. The brand’s long-term vision based on heritage, creativity and innovation drives the success of Balmain and ensures its promising future.
LUXURY EYEWEAR COLLECTIONS
The latest Akoni’s eyewear collection for Balmain is clearly in line with the unique DNA and easily recognized codes of the iconic Parisian house. Featuring strong and often daring design, the frames are further embellished with exquisite gold detailing that recalls Pierre Balmain’s signature golden medallions and gilded buttons as well as the importance that the rich tone has in every one of Olivier Rousteing’s runways. The intricate elements and high level of craftsmanship echo that of Balmain’s famed ateliers. Just like the iconic DB blazer, jeans and sneakers, the Balmain glasses are destined to become a part of the celebrity’s daily wardrobe.
Olivier Rousteing, the current creative director, likes to always push the envelope, shaking things up in luxury fashion and thinking in surprising new ways, while continually building upon heritage and relying on the savoir-faire of the world’s best craftsmen. Just like Balmain, Akoni Group works with nothing but the highest quality of materials and the best artisans. Based in Lugano, Switzerland, Akoni designs eyepieces in Los Angeles and produces them in Japan—relying on a global team of experts that allow them to create the type of eyewear that aligns perfectly with a thoroughly modern-yet-historic house like Balmain. Visit our eyewear boutique in Manhattan, to look through the biggest inventory of exclusive designer glasses in New York!