If you are familiar with American rapper, singer and director Kanye West then you are also very likely to be familiar with the Alain Mikli sunglasses; you just probably didn’t know it. Do you remember the sunglasses Kanye wore in his Stronger music video? The ones dubbed the “shutter” shades. Yeah, Alain Mikli designed those. They are most arguably one of the most recognisable fashion accessories of the last 50 years. They were so popular that cheaper high street stores started reproducing them to keep up with the trend and satisfy the high demand for the product.
Since the time of that fashion trend, Mikli’s style has evolved and become much more commercialised and accessible. The designs are still innovative but also manage to keep up with the trends to satisfy consumer interest. The company is now also a part of the Italian Luxottica group which owns other designer brands like Ray-Ban. This has allowed for them to expand their distribution and reach a greater and wider audience. Because this is a high end brand, it is a brand that not many people have. So if you’re into exclusivity and the preservation of a classic piece of art then this brand is for you. With their lovely structures and designs, Alain Mikli sunglasses are just as if not more stunning than the finest pieces of art.