Copenhagen specs took place exactly a week after Mido and it is a relatively new optical show to the industry. This was my first time at the show, I wanted to go because I have heard some good things about it. It’s a show that has a lot of the cooler smaller brands that may get lost in a big show like Mido. Plus, I never been to Denmark and it is a great excuse to visit- right?
Before we get into the eyewear stuff, can I just say I LOVED Copenhagen as a city, even though it wasn’t sunny, it is such a pretty city, very friendly and just a really chilled out place to go to. I would definitely visit again.
So, the show, what did I think? I really enjoyed it. It was a much smaller show than I am used to. The atmosphere was relaxed and I actually felt like I will get to see everything instead of being pushed for time. It is always nice to be able to have a quick chat and find out a bit more about the brands. Even though the show was much smaller, there were still so many eyewear brands to check out.
If you want to find out a bit more on the niche, more unusual stuff then head over to the MGAMniche website. All the articles on the eyewear brands are quick, short snappy read with no more than 200 words. Whereas with MyGlassesAndMe I will be picking out my top three brands to write about.
I will be focusing on Salt, Kering and Thomsen Eyewear. I am sure you will want to know why and here are my reasons. The three brands could not be more different and that is why I picked them, Salt is about being inspired by nature and all their designs are timeless pieces, very well designed and very well made. I think we can all agree, we need some timeless eyewear as our wardrobe staples.
Then there is Kering, if you are a fashion lover like me then you know they are the company which own super brands such as McQueen, Stella McCartney, Gucci and many more. If you work in eyewear then you may be aware these brands used to be designed and produced by eyewear design house Safilo. Kering Group decided to take back control of the eyewear because they felt it is best to have everything under one roof which I think it is a fantastic move. I want to cover them because they are very high fashion, cool and I want to show you guys what you could expect to see now Kering has taken back control. For an example Gucci frames are actually designed by the creative director of Gucci and have been heavily featured on the catwalk.
Finally, is Thomsen Eyewear which is from Denmark. I wanted to cover them because they are a Danish brand and I was in Copenhagen after all. I like their simple lines from the metal frames but you can change the look of them by adding in your very own decorative acetate layer to the rim of the frame. A very simple concept but makes the frame look so different. I did see many other cool brands there such as frames made out of fish skin, stone and newspaper but to find out more about them head to the MGAMniche website. In the meantime follow the next few blog posts here to find out more about Salt, Kering and Thomsen Eyewear.