The young designer has travelled to Vienna for his first ever eyewear collection. His glasses made their first appearance on the runway at New York Fashion Week. And now they’re in the shops. The American shooting star tells us the colour he himself likes to wear. Occupation Fashion Designer Before working for his own label, he was at Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford Mega glasses trend for summer 2016 round
Three important characteristics for a designer in 2016? Tenacity. Determination. Empathy. How do you discover trends for the next season? I’m constantly observing the people around me: what they’re wearing, what they’re doing and saying. I then combine those observations with things that I personally find beautiful and exciting at the time. How do sunglasses change a woman’s look and style? They don’t hide her identity, they enhance it. What did you know about Silhouette beforehand? Before? Not a lot. But now I know that very friendly people and patient experts work there. Did they have to be patient with you? Yes. I had a clear idea about how my sunglasses should look, but no idea about the technology. They first had to develop new methods so that they could produce my designs from a single piece of glass, the edge of which has to be cut by hand. You use lots of colours for the collection. Which model do you wear? My favourite is definitely grey!