We’re pleased to announce that SelectSpecs.com have secured 3 more fantastic designer brands taking the number of designer labels available from SelectSpecs.com to over 100! The latest brands available which consist of both Glasses and Sunglasses are as follows:
Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tom Ford is among the most highly respected and successful designers today. The winner of numerous design awards, his rise in fashion began in 1994 when he became Creative Director of Gucci. Not only did he dramatically change the image of the legendary fashion house, he led the company to unprecedented success with his visionary insight into what the modern consumer desires. His innovative and provocative designs set the tone for an entirely new direction in the world of luxury goods.
In 2000 Ford also took creative control of Yves Saint Laurent, a Gucci Group brand, reviving it with his trademark combination of sensuality and mystique. In April 2005, one year after leaving Gucci Group, he announced the creation of the TOM FORD Brand. A beauty and eyewear collection launched in 2005 and 2006.
In April 2007 his first directly operated retail store will open in New York at 845 Madison Avenue to coincide with the debut of the signature Tom Ford Menswear and accessory collection. Ford currently lives in London, Santa Fe and Los Angeles where he has a film production company called Fade To Black.
Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence on the 15th November, 1940. He was raised in a surrounding with strong artistic traditions: his grandfather was a Florentine painter from the “Macchiaiolo” movement, whose works can still be seen at the Uffizi Museum. Following in this tradition, Roberto attended the Academy of Art. Capricious, eclectic and original from the beginning, he began his career when he was very young, while still a student, inventing the first of his revolutionary creations: a process of printing on light-weight leather which he was able to do thanks to his meticulous research of fabrics and continual experimenting with new technologies.
In his printing-house – something half way between a craftsman’s workshop and an artist’s studio – he concentrated his studies on the links between art, fashion and painting, eventually patenting the revolutionary process of printing on leather that he had evolved.
Over the next ten years he created, almost by chance, what was to become a “must” for the beat generation: for fun, sewing together odd pieces of leather, he invented the first of his patchworks which were a huge success and can honestly be considered true classics. With the Seventies came international recognition and the beginning of a brilliant career. His fashion was unrivalled on the Cote d’Azur. From St. Tropez – where a young Brigitte Bardot walked barefoot in one of his creations – to the catwalks, was just a short step.
In 1972 Roberto Cavalli showed his first collection in the historic White Room of Palazzo Pitti, in Florence. At the beginning of the Nineties, the designer re-launched his challenge to the fashion system, assisted by his beautiful wife, Eva Duringer – an ex Miss Universe – who works alongside him. His enormous success, both publicly and with the press, convinced him to take his catwalk extravaganza to Milano Collezioni. In this way he has become part of the Italian fashion system without ever forsaking his own inimitable eccentricity.
Over the years Roberto Cavalli has expanded and, as well as his Womenswear collection, new lines have been launched: Menswear, Just Cavalli, Underwear, Class Roberto Cavalli, Eyewear, Timewear, Roberto Cavalli Angeles and Devils ( for children), and Roberto Cavalli perfume. An inspiration to the international jetset, Roberto Cavalli is taken for granted by stars all over the world. Eclectic, social and ironic by nature, as a designer he sets himself apart through his natural vivaciousness and extreme manners – as well as his renowned hospitality which makes him the perfect host for parties and dinners.
As well as his brilliant career as a designer he is equally well-known for his spectacular parties, which are always attended by Italian and international celebrities. Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Paolina Rubio, Cindy Crawford, Lenny Kravitz, Bon Jovi, Bono from U2, Anthony Hopkins and Sting are among the artists who appreciate his work and never miss one of his parties. An undisputed phenomenon, nowadays Roberto Cavalli is a mainstay in the Olympus of the most famous international designers. A success for which he prepared, meditated and wholeheartedly deserves.
For nearly one hundred years the name Montblanc has stood for the art of writing, while the snow-covered peak of Mont Blanc has symbolised the high quality status of the brand with the distinctive white star.
Montblanc’s classic fountain pen, the Meisterstück first produced in 1924, has become a cult object. Not only because of its timeless design, but also because of the unmistakable values which are so characteristic of the entire Montblanc collection.
In the past few years, the product range has been expanded to include exquisite writing accessories, luxury leather goods and belts, jewelry, eyewear watches and lately fragrances.
Montblanc has thus become a purveyor of exclusive products which reflect the exacting demands made today for quality design, tradition and master craftsmanship. Montblanc is a truly international brand with operations in more than 70 countries.
These glasses are available to purchase from our website now.
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