The Alain Mikli brand is highly renowned in the eyewear sector for its provocative designs, created to be noticed, not hidden away. The French-Armenian founder (full name Alain Miklitarian) started the brand in 1978; Blending innovative design and artisan research, he has fashioned eyewear which stands out for its unique personality. His classic pieces are designed to last, outliving fads and fleeting trends, with a rare form of originality which has won over Grace Jones, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz and Kanye West, to name but a few.
The renowned designer has had the same two obsessions throughout his 30-plus-year career: acetate, his favourite material, which is hand-moulded, sculpted and smoothed to produce unusual yet lightweight, comfortable shapes; and red, the colour of passion and love, often paired with black, as well as checkerboard and stripe patterns.
All frames are handmade to perfection. If interested, our Irving Street location carries a larger collection in stock.