Ninety years of experience, unparalleled expertise with an emphasis on elegance and strong family values – all backed by a name you can depend on: Lafont. Glasses hand made in France that have made Parisian chic accessible.
Autumn 1923, Rue Vignon, Paris, Louis Lafont sets up a small boutique selling glasses and hearing aids.. For three generations Louis’ art deco sprit has set the standard when it comes to designing eyewear. Philippe, Louis’ grandson and his Parisian fashion designer wife Laurence transformed spectacles into a genuine fashion accessory.
Now, the next generation of the Lafont family, Thomas and Mathieu are taking the brand to the next level. Thomas, the Creative Director for Lafont says that a great pair of glasses must have style and comfort. A pair of glasses is not just an accessory, it provides the first hint of an individual’s personality . The wearer must enjoy a frame and feel it is completely consistent with his or her look and mindset. It must be an extension of the individual.
Lafont eyewear collections all have one thing in common: a subtly rebellious, discreetly avant-garde touch of refinement. Over 200 colour combinations and a selection of unique miz-and-match materials such as tartan and Liberty prints sandwiched between two layers of acetate, panther designs and tortoise shell. Each frame is full of surprises!
For over 90 years good taste and a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ have been the hallmark of the Lafont brand, it’s boutiques and is beautiful creations.
What we say
Lafont is a difficult collection to define because its range is so wide – from chic French style to some pretty ‘out-there’ designs! We have selected what we believe will really work to flatter our customers. It’s a fairly new collection to The Richard Tildesley Practice but both the classic and bolder frames have proved to be incredibly popular right from the start.
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