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Raised in a highly creative environment by an optician as a father and a designer as a mother, Thierry Lasry went on to create a sunglass brand aimed at a certain Elite looking to distinguish themselves out of the crowd.. THIERRY LASRY sunglasses are based on the concept of « futuristic vintage » fusing vintage inspirations with an updated, modern and avant-gardist touch. The sunglasses are all flat fronted, giving a futuristic twist to retro-inspired shapes.
Entirely hand-made in France with the best craftsmanship techniques and traditional know-how, the sunglasses only use acetate from the reputable Italian manufacturer Mazzucchelli. By working out the volume, the acetate front is made using a process more akin to sculpture than to regular cutting techniques. The acetates typically undergo a process of layering–meaning textures are created by combining sheets of different colors one against the other. The eighties remain a key source of inspiration for Thierry Lasry, considered by the designer as «an incredibly creative period». Having developed a style that is both retro and futuristic in vibe, Thierry Lasry creates highly graphic models by mixing vintage-inspired outlines with modern avant-garde details.
With “back-to-the-future” as a motto, the designer looks back to vintage images and materials to create new shapes whose purity of lines carry a refined and contemporary edge. The brand’s logo is hidden from the eye, discreetly engraved inside the temples. In this way, the product itself and the level of creativity of the designs remain the priority for the designer. ORGASMY, SLUTTY, SEXXXY … the name of each model ends in a “Y”, the letter found in both the designer’s first and last names, as he considers each of his designs as one of his « babies ».
Leading an active lifestyle, fashion-conscious and tuned in to the times, the THIERRY LASRY consumer is independent and curious in nature, a creator not a follower. A galaxy of stars are amongst the brand’s most devoted fans, ranging from Madonna, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus to Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba etc.
The collection is now distributed in over 50 countries, including the most exclusive stores like Colette, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Opening Ceremony, Dover Street Market, Selfridges, Liberty, Lane Crawford, Matches, Net-a-Porter, etc.
The brand has done several collaboration including brands like Acne Studios or Melinda Gloss, interior designer Kelly Wearstler or it-girl Miroslava Duma. Thierry Lasry also has a joint-venture with the italian Fashion House Fendi for a sunglasses capsule collection "FENDI and THIERRY LASRY" for the seasons Spring 2015 & Spring 2016.
"Thierry is a true innovator in the eyewear world, always pushing boundaries and challenging conventional design with a unique artistic approach” (Silvia Venturini Fendi)