PARIS COUTURE WEEK/ — Elite Parisian pairing Alain Mikli & Alexandre Vauthier created an avant-garde eyewear collection unveiled on January 23rd on the catwalk.

The collaboration includes four bold styles; Edwidge, Edwidge jeweled, Roselyne, and Nadége that will debut this evening on the runway at the Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture show at Paris Couture week. More information to follow.

Top Models Bella Hadid, Vittoria Ceretti, Soo Joo Park, and Dilone, marched down Vauthier’s Haute Couture runway wearing the provocatively unique eyewear. Since Alain Mikli’s launch in 1978, the brand has been synonymous with distinctiveness by aligning with iconic designers and artists. Alexandre Vauthier has made a mark in Haute Couture with his bold aesthetic, naturally making this eyewear collection unambiguously fierce.

Drawing inspiration from the Vauthier runway and fashion photographers such as Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, the collection delivers the definition of the modern Parisian women. Bold, confident, and sexy these unique designs create glamorous moments reminiscent of 80’s nightlife. The collaboration includes four signature styles; Edwidge, Edwidge jeweled, Roselyne, and Nadége.

Inspired by the Mikli archive, Edwidge and Edwidge jeweled push boundaries with their shallow rectangular design. Roselyn, also inspired by the Mikli archive, is an ultra-feminine oversized frame adorned in Swarovski crystals. Nadége, a bid to Vauthier’s signature use of metallic, with its bold and futuristic design. These signature eyewear styles perfectly embody the Alain Mikli & Alexandre Vauthier woman.

“For this collaboration I wanted to create a very distinctive selection of eyewear that felt like a natural extension of my collection and also which complements the confident personalities of the Alexandre Vauthier woman. The women who wear my collections around the world are both sensual and powerful and this collaboration with Alain Mikli was made for these bold and inspiring women. Giampiero understood this perfectly and together we chose these styles that took distinctive details of my couture collection and interpreted them into these varying styles.” -Alexandre Vauthier

“Working with Alexandre on this unique collection of eyewear has been effortless and fun. Both brands are quintessential Parisian and share the same values and aesthetic. We combined Mikli’s distinctive and provocative approach to design with Vauthier’s powerful vision of a sexy yet sophisticated woman. The fierce styling of both brands exudes strength, power and femininity making this collaboration a perfect fit.” -Giampiero Tagliaferri, Alain Mikli Creative Director

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