J.F. Rey eyewear isn’t for everyone. That was never the intent of Joelle and Jean-François Rey, the creative minds behind the innovative fast-forward brand. But if you’re an aficionado of all things bold and beautiful, concept-infused fashion, and enjoy making a statement just by showing up, they have you in mind, as they have, ever since 1995 when they released their first collection of innovative intricately-detailed, technologically advanced J.F. Rey glasses.
Never a brand afraid to venture into out-of-the-box thinking and the unique use of natural materials, they based their earliest designs on the fluidity of a wave and experimented with ways to make use of its repetitions and curves much as architects do in their building designs. Experimenting with flexible stainless steel blades and the myriad ways they could fold and cross them, they came up with the round, squared and butterfly frames their men’s and women’s versatile frame collections came to be known for.
The design team at J.F. Rey glasses has never limited their creative ventures to shape. They also use unique mixes of colors to add a distinguishing look to their carbon fiber based metal frames with acetate temple tips, before crowning them with the chrome piece that symbolizes the brand. This goes for all their eyewear including
BOZ: the diverse collection of refined expressive frames known for decorative graphics and bold acetate colors including the metal-acetate combination frame Ixelle, adorned with delicately engravings; and the acetate sleeved metal frame Ipala, a butterfly design with open work pattern.
VOLTA FACE: the vibrantly colored collection of retro-inspired eyewear including the Art Deco Moss with dual color matt/glossy temples descending into long acetate sleeves; and the deep-color origami-inspired Noon.
SKY EYES: the 80’s-reimagined frame collection that updates the decade’s bold looks with sparkling materials and crystal-colored tortoiseshell, including the metal anthracite Steal, a masterpiece of the blackest noir; and the perfectly round rim-mount Strobo constructed from fashionably chunky acetate.
But as they say, the beat goes on, J.Rey eyewear now includes their chic Collection Petite designed for the woman with a small face, and a collection for kids and teen with Uno Flex hinges adjustable branches.
These are but a small sampling of the bold ideas the Jean-François Rey team has come up with in its nearly two decade reign over eyewear fashion. If you live in or near Houston, you can stop in at either the Post Oak or Montrose branch of Eye Elegance, the area’s premier optical boutique where the gracious and knowledgeable staff will be glad to hep you try on any frames that appeal to you.
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