I have always heard good things about FLEYE Copenhagen, but don’t know too much about them so when I received a press invite from them at Mido, I thought it was time to check them out and see for myself. I was not at all disappointed, before I went to the booth, I didn’t know what to expect, to be honest. All I know is, from what people have said, they make good frames. However, good can mean numerous of things, good design, good materials, good price or point good branding.
So, on the first impression, the booth and the campaign images felt cool and minimalist. I wanted to find out more. As the PR was going through the collection with me, I was super impressed with some of the materials used and the technology behind them to achieve the super thinness of the frames. One frame, in particular, was compressed carbon fibre with wood in the mix. It was light, stylish and unbelievably slim.
However, I was more wowed by the FLEYE metal range. I really loved all the shape and the mixing of colours. I know normally the choices for metal frames are gold, silver and maybe black but not at FLEYE. They had white mixed with a hint of rose gold (I love rose gold). The colour they offer just really worked with the style of the frames and can I confess, I normally don’t even like metal frames but FLEYE really has persuaded me in a big way.
FLEYE is not actually that popular in the UK, but it is selling well all over Europe. If you love metal frames, want something a little different to your ordinary metal frames and a fan of the minimalist look that is good quality then checks them out here. Their website is pretty good too, and you can see a lot of the glasses detail and information on them so if you want to get yourself a pair and cannot find a stockist in the UK then get in touch with them or let your local optician know. The retail price is around the £400 mark or more which is a hefty price tag, but the technology behind them and the materials used, you can see why. After seeing FLEYE, I think maybe it is time I branch out my collection of eyewear and be open to metal frames. Finally, if you are not an optical wearer, it may be worth investing in a pair of their sunglasses because they will last.