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 made in France that have made Parisian chic accessible.
What picture pops into your head when you hear the words “French chic?” I picture cool, effortless style; someone who always looks great, but somehow looks like they rolled out of bed looking amazing. Putting on a Lafont frame gives one an “I woke up like this” vibe.
Louis Lafont founded the brand in 1923 in Paris’ Madeleine District. His grandson Philippe and Philippe’s wife Laurence, a fashion designer, started designing eyeglass frames that were just as much fashion accessory as prescription eyewear. Their goal was to offer high quality eyewear with a French flair. The Lafont family has maintained control of design and production since the brand’s inception. Currently, Thomas Lafont is the brand’s Creative Director, putting out 30 plus models each season. Each piece requires approximately 200 steps and adjustments before completion, many of them being done by hand. No shortcuts are taken; each frame is seen by many sets of eyes, assuring only the highest quality is attained.
Lafont eyewear is known for beautiful colors and unique shapes, as well as their signature leopard print. Thomas, a true artist, always carries his sketchbook-you never when inspiration may strike! Lafont frames are unique, constantly changing and evolving yet maintaining their Parisian chic point of view. Designing and producing beautiful eyewear is his passion and lifestyle.
Thomas and his colleagues strongly believe that both comfort and style are important, knowing that eyeglasses are an extension of the individual wearing them. Each frame goes through a lengthy design and production process, with the first step being a sketch. The frame sketch is then made into a technical scale and moves on to factory production. As mentioned earlier, each frame needs about 200 steps from start to finish, and those steps take 8-14 weeks to complete. For the over 300,000 frames produced each year, that’s a lot of time!
In this collection, there are so many unique shapes and unusual signature colors. If you want eyeglasses that truly reflect who you are, look no further than Lafont!
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