French designer, Thierry Lasry launched his eponymous sunglass line in late 2006. 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 the style conscious looking to distinguish themselves from the crowd.. THIERRY LASRY sunglasses are based on the concept of “futuristic vintage” fusing vintage inspirations with an updated, modern and avant-gard touch. The sunglasses are all flat fronted, giving a futuristic twist to retro-inspired shapes.
All the acetate frames are entirely hand-made in France with the best craftsmanship techniques and traditional know-how, the sunglasses only use acetate from 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. 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. Gates Eyewear chose to stock Theirry Lasry as they are a stunning beautifully made sunglass with no other offering outside that can match it.