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17 French Eyewear Companies to Keep an Eye on at Vision Expo East

Elodie Fayn - 07-avr.-2016 00:05:52

  Business France is pleased to introduce the fourth International Vision Expo East French Pavilion in New York, in partnership with Lunettes de France, a national umbrella of eyewear trade associations from Paris, Oyonnax and Jura.   The event will take place April 15 th to 17 th 2016 at the Vision Expo East Show. The French Pavilion will showcase 17 of the finest French companies in the eyewear industry offering contemporary and timeless spectacles as well as unique accessories staging the latest trends and designs of the French expertise.   We would like to invite eyewear wholesale retailers, agents and press to visit the French Pavilion booths #6234-6245 & #6135-6141. For more information on the exhibiting French brands and location, please access the catalogue here .   To learn more about the 2016 International Vision Expo, go to www.visionexpoeast.com and for additional information please contact Elodie Fayn . Follow us on Twitter @BF_FashionStyle  and on Pinterest to get the latest news about the event.  


French Pavilion at Sole Commerce

Ana-Maria Schell - 16-sept.-2015 20:31:56

  Business France North America is pleased to introduce the French Pavilion organized by the French Footwear Federation at the upcoming edition of Sole Commerce New York. 10 French exhibitors will showcase their chic, fun and comfortable Fall-Winter collections: JB Martin, Tanya Heath, Paraboot, Elodie Bruno, Ellips, Alegory, Angarde, Maurice Manufacture, Bosabo and Rondinaud. Come discover them from September 19th to 21st, at Javits Center (booths 103-121) in New York. You may browse through the online catalogue here . For additional informtation, please contact Ana-Maria Schell Follow us on Twitter @ BF_fashion style , Pinterest or  facebook to get the latest fashion news and events in North America.        


Get Ready for this Year’s French Pavilion on Vision Expo East!

Ana-Maria Schell - 16-déc.-2014 23:03:09

Business France is pleased to organize the third International Vision Expo East French Pavilion in New York, in partnership with Lunettes de France, a national umbrella of eyewear trade associations from Paris, Oyonnax and Jura. The event will take place March 20th to 22nd, 2015 at Vision Expo East. The French Pavilion will showcase 17 of the finest French eyewear designers, presenting both contemporary and timeless silhouettes, colors and textures to offer a fresh take on the latest eyewear trends, designs and collections – just in time for spring . We are pleased to welcome this year 5 additional new brands: FIDELA LES FILS DAIME LAMY, GLANCE OF LENS, IHUMAN/CODE ADN, SEAPORT and YVES COGAN. We would like to invite eyewear wholesale retailers, agents and press to visit the French Pavillion from March 20th to 22nd, 2015. For more information on the exhibiting French brands and location, please access the catalogue  here   To learn more about the 2015 International Vision Expo, go to www.visionexpoeast.com and for additional information please contact Ana-Maria Schell . Follow us on T witter @ BF_ fashion style and on Pinterest to get the latest news about the event.  


French Pavilion at Accessorie Circuit

Milena SALCI - 15-avr.-2014 17:20:34

For the upcoming  Accessorie Circuit Show in May , we will bring together  11 French brands offering a great selection of sophisticated handmade custom jewelry and accessories.  The event will be held May 5-7, 2013 at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City.   Appartements à louer  is a Parisian brand founded by Eric Lopez and dedicated to high-end fashion jewelry accessories. Besides their own collections, the company has been creating fashion jewelry for the past ten years for famous French brands.   Bonnefoy Creations  was created in 1940 by Jean-Marie Bonnefoy. His son, Marc Bonnefoy, decided to develop a limited line of fashion accessories. The company creates, manufactures and markets quality products and guarantees a 100% Made in France quality on all their line of accessories. Françoise Montague is a fashionable resin jewelry, crafted in Paris. Fried Paris started off in 1886 by crafting pieces for embroiders and fashion jewelry manufacturers. For the past 50 years, the company has been designing its own fashion jewelry collection using high quality European materials. L’indochineur has been creating for 15 years unique and high quality jewelry inspired by Japanese style drawings. All the prodcuts are crafted with natural and sustainable materials, and L’Indochineur has been involved in International Fair Trade and Sustainable Development for many years. Jean-Louis Blin  offers unique and colorful hand-made fashion jewelry, combining a vintage and a modern flair. All products are made in Paris since 1974. KMO Jewel ,  launched in 2003, creates and designs several collections per year: necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and other accessories, using special materials such as anti-allergic magnesium alloy and silver resin, to create exquisite color tones. KMO JEWEL is present in nearly every Fashion-forward country. Marie Laure Chamorel  is a brand recognized by fashion press, customers and famous Parisian stores alike, since its  launch in 2006. Marie Laure’s jewelry embodies the latest in artisanal luxury and her love for handcrafted materials. Miss Back , a Paris based designer, has always been interested in Art and gemology. She displays her new jewelry collection: stingray and leather, silver and gold. Valerie Valentine is a fashion hair accessories designer. She uses only leather and each model is made with Swarovski elements. All headbands, hairbands and clips are manufactured in their workshop located in the center of Paris, in the fashion district known as “The Marais”. Vanessa Tugendhaft had the original idea to combine the simplicity of a thread and the nobility of a diamond. Her creations convey a timeless, feminine and refined universe. The French pavilion,  booths #2950-3055  is organized by UBIFRANCE, and brought to you in partnership with Francéclat, The French Federation of Jewelry. For more information, please contact  Marine Crouzet   or visit  our website .  The tradeshow is open to trade and press only. You can order your trade visitor badge to Accessorie Circuit here:  www.enkregistrations.com We invite you to connect via Twitter  @UBIfashion ,  Pinterest  or  Facebook. 


Vision Expo : French Eyewear in New York

Ana Maria Schell - 12-mars-2014 17:14:14

UBIFRANCE is excited to organize the second International Vision Expo East French Pavilion in New York , in partnership with Lunettes de France, a national umbrella of eyewear trade associations from Paris, Oyonnax and Jura. The event takes place March 28th to 30th, 2014 at Vision Expo East ; the French Pavilion is located on the second floor. The French Pavilion will showcase 17 of the finest French eyewear designers, presenting both contemporary and timeless silhouettes, colors and textures to offer a fresh take on the latest eyewear trends, designs and collections – just in time for spring . We are pleased to welcome this year 7 additional new brands: DZMITRY SAMAL, LOOK VISION, MÛ VISIONS, SLIDE, VERY FRENCH GANGSTERS, VUILLET VEGA and WOOW. BRUNO CHAUSSIGNAND Bruno Chaussignand unveils his new collection of optical and sunglasses. The French brand has established its signature style through pure and iconic designs: its frames have a strong identity that remains elegant and discreet - combining classical style with casual flair. The collection features strong pieces with creative details, to ensure perfect shape and fit. DZMITRY SAMAL A contemporary designer, based in Paris, with a broad international experience as a designer and a passion for fashion. He chose to work with French manufacturers who have the know-how to meet my technical expectations and understand his creations, each prototype requiring weeks of adjustments to achieve excellence. His glasses are 100% handmade in France. HISTOIRE DE VOIR Created more than 10 years ago by Stephane Sarnin, the brand offers a unique collection using genuine leather. Proving that calfskin was a light, comfortable material that could be used in all colors and be adapted in endless associations, original and creative. All lines are made in France by craftsmen in limited series. LOOK VISION Located near Paris, Look Vision is a one of the leading companies in France in the optical industry. A team of 5 designers is always looking for new concepts, trends and styles. Look Vision truly represents the French know-how. Look vision exports its frames through a network of more than 50 distributors worldwide. They are looking for the right partners to develop on the US market. LUNETTES GRASSET ET ASSOCIÉS An eyewear manufacturer for over a century, the company  started to focus on Eyewear as a fashion accessory for the past 25 years and currently offers a portfolio of 7 brands mirroring 7 consumer profiles such as Zadig & Voltaire, Eden Park, Tara Jarmon… MÛ VISIONS See the world differently through MÛ. A new concept in eyewear, MÛ combines eco-consciousness with efficient design: sleek style that maximizes each element employed. Leather, wood and other recyclable materials come together to prove the beauty of simplicity. MÛ is an innovative eyewear brand. Aesthetic minimalism with maximum function, MÛ elevates offers a  relaxed elegance for everyday use. OPAL Created in 1995, OPAL carries a position of leader by promoting international brands such as Arrow, Hello Kitty, New York Yankees, Tartine et Chocolat, Lulu Castagnette and Titeuf. In January 2014, Opal launched a fashion-forward and creative brand for teenagers and young fashionable adults: "Eleven Paris". Present in more than 75 countries and all five continents, OPAL is known in the entire world as a Creative and Chic Optical Designer that continues to inspire and to set new trends. PARASITE EYEWEAR Renowned for its double temples frames, Parasite Eyewear offers revolutionary and unique design. Premium underground would define best their positioning in the optical industry. Here is a message we would like to spread to users: "Parasite eyewear is your fashion-statement, this is your secret agent, your double in another dimension, the other”. PIERRE EYEWEAR "Being a creator today means not being subject to current trends, but rather composing with them, inventing beyond and innovating continuously, with patience and determination." - Pierre His concept of eyewear: Above all, eyewear should be an object of beauty. Above and beyond being a fashion accessory, it can be a work of art. His motto: Harmony of elegance and simplicity. "100% Certified, Made in France". SLIDE SLIDE has an experience of 30 years in the optical trade and sells 100 000 frames each year on the French market. Innovation and creativity are completely integrated in the products strategy: the collections are based on a continuous creative design process, which is playing on shape, style and color. All manufacturing stages of the acetate and metal frames are made in France to insure a high-quality production. The acetate collection produced by the factory in Oyonnax, with exclusive lamination made by Mazzucchelli is certified "Origine France Garantie" by BUREAU VERITAS. VALROSE Based in southern France, VALROSE creates accessories to dress-up your glasses, since 1993. The company uses natural materials selected for their quality: 100% wool felt, trimmings, leather and velvet ; for the pendants, the choice is acetate, linen, gemstones, tropical beads or wood. VANESSA & MEHDI Vanessa & Mehdi is a French brand born from two passionate designers who make their optical creations with passion. Our models and concepts focus on the association of design and comfort. All frames, prescriptions and fittings can be adjusted on the wearer. We patented a mechanism inside temples, which allows to change the inclination of the frame. VERY FRENCH GANGSTERS VERY FRENCH GANGSTERS brings a collection of eyewear for kids and teens 100% handmade in France. The remarkable quality and simplicity of our design give our collection a very unique twist to children eyewear. Our attention to the finishing details combined with technical "savoir faire" make VERY FRENCH GANGSTERS, the first brand of children’s eyewear that offers both comfort and style. Our products are available in independent eyewear stores as well as in select high fashion children’s stores. All our products are in line with international standards. VINYL FACTORY EYEWEAR Vinyl Factory brings us back to the nostalgia of an unbridled time, when artistic and musical creation was following the example of multicultural diversity. Directly inspired by the 60-70’s spirit, the brand interprets classic old-style models with a trendy twist. VUILLET VEGA VUILLET VEGA is one of the oldest companies in the optical sector which was founded back in 1843 thanks to Celestin VUILLET. Since then, the company has always been managed in direct line by the VUILLET family. In 1976, Gérard VUILLET took over the presidency of this company now in itsfifth generation. His target was always to create exclusive frames, true treasures of imagination easily recognizable by their distinctive style. The philosophy of VUILLET VEGA is to create a perfect product down to thfinest details. Design and technology are the pillars of the company for 170 years now . WOOW The WOOW collection has been imagined by Nadine Roth and Pascal Jaulent, cofounders of FACE à FACE.  Between traditional and casual, chic and off-beat with a "trendy London" feel, the WOOW style will speak to all women and men with a sense of humor. The frames are characterized by a unicolor front and "sleeved" two-toned temples. The collection’s main target is younger adults, but can of course appeal to men and women of all ages. ZILLI For the fourth consecutive year ZILLI eyewear is taking part in this year’s World Optical Fair in Paris. The new collection combines luxury with the very latest in technology and creativity. This latest outing introduces the work of some of the finest craftsmen Japanese workshops specializing in titanium and acetates, and French-made lenses, including a worldwide exclusive, platinum lenses. To learn more about the 2014 International Vision Expo, go to www.visionexpoeast.com . For additional information on the French Pavilion please click here or e-mail Ana-Maria Schell : anamaria.schell@ubifrance.fr . Follow us on Twitter @UBIfashion and on Pinterest to get the latest news about the event.  


PRESS: Vancouver-based ClearlyContacts operator Coastal.com being bought for $430 million by France’s Essilor

THE CANADIAN PRESS - 28-févr.-2014 16:14:40

Coastal Contacts shares soared Thursday after the Vancouver-based online contact lens retailer announced a friendly $430-million takeover offer from Essilor International of France. Essilor, the world’s largest maker of prescription eyewear lenses for improving vision, is offering $12.45 per share in cash for each share of Coastal Contacts, which also does business as Clearly Contacts and Coastal.com. The company, which has expanded into sales of prescription glasses and sunglasses in addition to contact lenses, said its board is unanimously supporting Essilor’s offer. The deal is expected to close within 90 days after receiving the necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals. On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Coastal’s stock closed at $12.49, up about 20 per cent on the day. Essilor’s offer was 43 per cent above Coastal’s three-month, volume-weighted average price of $8.73 before Thursday’s announcement. To read the full article go to the Vancouver Sun website.        


French Footwear Showcase

Elisabeth Leontieff-Hirshon - 06-juin-2013 21:34:04

UBIFRANCE is thrilled to announce a collaborative project with the prestigious French Footwear Federation in an effort to boost the presence in the United States of some of their most successful French footwear brands. For centuries, French footwear has been known for their highest quality materials, craftsmanship and style. Some major brands were born in France and are still great references worldwide. We invite you to browse through our catalog and discover each one of the selected brands participating in this program. The French delegation will travel to New York from June 25 to June 28 to meet with retailers, showrooms and distributors. If you are looking for new suppliers, and are interested in meeting them, please contact Elisabeth Leontieff-Hirshon  by e-mail , or by phone, (212) 400-2167      


About us
Isabelle Raux - Director of the Lifestyle & Healthcare department at UBIFRANCE North America and her team assists French companies in their search for potential partners, in the US, in the following sectors: - fashion, beauty, luxury and cultural industries  - decoration, design, tourism, yachting - healthcare  In order to help French companies have a better understanding of the Fashion, Housing, and cosmetics markets in the US, the team organizes individualized missions (market research, list of contacts, B to B meetings) as well as collective missions, such as French Pavilion or walking delegation at the major events in the industry.       

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