P anel discussion of the Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA)

Leaving New York Fashion Week behind, Selima was in Las Vegas yesterday to participate in the high-end designer panel discussion of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA) at Vision Expo West and we're sharing here some snaps from tweeter and instagram. Also Selima introduced Coco & Breezy (by the way, still have a few of the  unique collaboration pieces left!!

Moderated by James Spina of 20/20, the panel included Blake Kuwahara of Blake Kuwahara Eyewear; Christian Roth of Christian Roth Eyewear; Gai Gherardi of l.a. Eyeworks; Robert Marc of Robert Marc Eyewear; Selima Salaun of Selima Optique and Shane Baum of Leisure Society. Our favorite Selima quote: ”My design process starts when I meet someone who tells me ‘Oh my god. I need new glasses!’.”


C halk NYC x Selima Optique x Sew Fab May 30

Wonderful news! This past weekend, we launched our collaboration with Chalk NYC. Taking place in our Soho location, our store was transformed with beautiful decorations and many, many balloons. 

An eye-catching array of colorful and glittery frames for children, delicious treats for adults and an addition of the fabulous craft writer, Lesley Ware, the event was a success. Our lovely friend June Ambrose popped in with her girls in tow to join in on the fun. (Aren’t they just adorable?) Many thanks to all who were able to attend the launch party. It was such an exciting day! 

Photo Credits: Kamau Ware


H ankyu Department Store New York Fair 2015 May 13-19

Taxis, pizza, bridges, sexiness and fashion come to mind when we think of New York City. Every year, a wonderful gathering occurs in Osaka, Japan called the New York Fair. This year, Hankyu Department Store celebrated New York City with our very own Selima Salaun in the center of it all. Selima joined fellow New Yorkers, each, artists in their own ways along with a select group of companies and individuals for a fair unlike any other.

With a collaborative collection from Selima Optique and Time Will Tell Watches, their witty New York themed booth stole the show. (Although it could have been the large taxi parked next to them!) From glamorous accessories to delicious eats, mesmerizing art (drawn on the spot) and show-stopping performances, the time spent in Japan is sure to be missed!


C handler x Selima launch party at Forty Five Ten in Dalas

Chandler x Selima, the sunglass line‬  created by Tyson Chandler and his wife Kimberly in collaboration with Selima Optique, launched at Forty Five Ten in Dallas on March 25th 2015.

Besides Basketball Stars Amar’e Stoudemire, Chandler Parsons, Raynond Felton and Charlie Villanueva, Selima was thrilled to meet Dallas most fashion forward party goers as well as Forty Five Ten owner, Brian Bolke.


V ision Expo show in NYC

Handmade indeed: Thanks to illustrations by Isak Zenou and Karen Goins, our booth at Vision expo East felt a bit like Selima's office and atelier in NYC.

During the show, Selima with other founders of the CFDA Eyewear Designers hosted “Speaking of Design”, a reception/discussion about creativity in the eyewear industry.

Quoting Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA: “Eyewear as a design discipline is often overlooked with an emphasis on function and not on creativity.


S OLAKZADE + NYC = trunk show @ Selima Optique Soho!

It's been over 2 years since we last hosted a Solakzade trunk show and we were thrilled to welcome back the #1 Collectors of Vintage Eyewear in Japan.

Ryo Okamoto, Isao Otakara and Hidenobu Matsunaga were here for 3 days with some of the best pieces from  the exceptional Solakzade collection.

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