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[ mod. Hello Gorgeous ]

                                                                                                         [ mod. Oh My ]

                                                                      [ mod. Look Fabulous ]

                                                                                    “     Eyewear is the

                                                                                          perfect accessory.

               “I knew a great deal about the products,” says   something I’ve wanted to do my entire     It reflects your
               Caron, “including what sold best and what   career and I was so excited to finally   mood, it describes
               stood out in the store. I had always been     launch this new venture. I’ve brought all   your style and it
               interested  in  fit,  comfort  and  style.  It  was     of my unique skills to the Caron brand,
               definitely an important formative experience.     inspired  by  modern  women  who  aren’t   can be tailored
               I learned about people’s relationship with   afraid to celebrate their natural beauty   to a particular
               eyewear, seeing what they loved and helping   and femininity, along with their personal                   PORTRAIT OF A DESIGNER
               them understand what suited them. It was   strength and independence.”     occasion.
               an integral learning experience that helped                                                “
               me gain an understanding of customers and   What makes Caron  Eyewear distinctive
               the optical market in general”.      is its focus on unusual angles, combined
                                                    with precision, balance, beautiful lines
               After five years with 20/20, Caron made the   and symmetry. Its design ethos centres   No discussion of a new business
               transition from retail to wholesale and began   around perfect fit married to a strong   venture would be complete
               designing for Concept Eyewear, an in-house   identity and a healthy dose of attitude,   without addressing the elephant
               label where she worked from 2005 to 2017.   plus what Caron describes as, “explosions     in  the  room: the COVID-19
               She progressed to lead designer, eventually     of glorious colour. That, together with   pandemic. Caron says, “Naturally,
               managing a team which, over the subsequent     bold pieces and original new shapes,   anyone  would be very  nervous
               decade, produced over 40 individual                                    launching in the middle of a
               eyewear collections for  every sector of the   are definitely showing as strong trends   pandemic! But it’s become clear
               optical market — from mainstream branded     for 2022. Also, metal frames are coming   that during the lockdown opticians
                                                    back, along with interesting combinations
               collections for international  retailers to                            took the time to pause, re-set and
               limited-edition  couture  collections  for     fusing various materials.”  re-think some of their business
               exclusive boutiques and independent brands.  Drawing inspiration from the worlds of   models and introduce something
                                                                                      fresh and new to their stores.
               In 2017 Caron decided to become an     architecture, fine art, jewelry, interiors,     Caron Eyewear offered exactly
               independent design consultant, providing a   and countless other sources, Caron    that, and the results have been
               comprehensive range of services to meet her   Eyewear filters them all through its own   super positive”.
               clients’  eyewear  design  needs,  from  initial   discerning lens to create a unique aesthetic
               concept sketches through to prototypes, full   in contemporary eyewear design.  Caron Eyewear launched its third
               production and beyond. Thus, Caron Kraitt   “Eyewear is the perfect accessory. It reflects     collection at the 100% Optical
               Eyewear Design was born, with the mission     your mood, it describes your style and it   show in London, England in April.
                                                                                      In addition, they’re delighted  to
               of helping brands turn their ideas into    can be tailored to a particular occasion.   announce that they have been
               commercially successful eyewear collections.    But most importantly, it’s an accessory     nominated in two categories
               Caron continues to offer this service to a    that you wear on your face! It’s the     by the renowned Love Eyewear
               network of select clients.           focal point of your interaction and     Awards: Women’s Frame of the
               In January 2020, Caron launched her own   communication with the world and with   Year and Women’s Sunglasses of
               eyewear  label,  Caron  Eyewear.  “This  is   other people,” remarks Caron.  the Year.         l

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