“We believe a frame should not only flatter and complement, but express who you really are” say Anne & Valentin, the duo behind these luxury eyewear designs that you can find exclusively at Óptica Ockio in the centre of Jávea.
In Toulouse, France, where the company was founded and where its headquarters still are, Anne & Valentin’s lively spirits have been an inspiration to many. Their adventure began in 1980 when Valentin obtained his optician’s degree and the two of them started an optical store with a different approach than what was available at the time: with a unique selection of original, unique frames and a radically different sales philosophy.
Anne & Valentin opted for a deeper comprehension of who their customers are – how they move, live, and think. Rather than trying to adapt the customer to a frame, they aimed to create the perfect frames to match their customer’s unique personalities and particularities – which in those days was bold approach. Anne started to draw their first frame designs sent to be prototyped in a small workshop and in 1984 they launched their first collection, soberly named Anne & Valentin. Their creations keep on being always original, colorful, lively, and ergonomically crafted to respect those who wear them.
Óptica Ockio selected for our readers several models designed by Anne & Valentin:
These models were designed and as an invitation for seasoned travelers to new discoveries and exploration. The complex mechanisms of their hinges recall those of luxury watch-making, with their gyratory movement and great precision. Thanks to the refinement of their detail, these frames have an undeniable charm. The lines of this model are inspired by the effervescent and intrepid personalities who aspire to travel the world and grasp its essence. This model is a masculine and retro hexagon and the details like the astonishing lightness of the made in Japan titanium or the tips of arms adorned with delicate resin inserts enhance their personality.
For Playful Outfits
“This concept carries a sense of solidity and substance that rejuvenates the face of the wearer” the team of Anne & Valentin says. The strong, distinguished lines of the model, the beveled rims, sculpted temples and geometric proportions focus on density, energy and light. The frames are playful, and come in hot shades with subtle and opaline nuances as well as classic colors and their octagonal shape is great for smaller faces.
With Glamour Accents
The sunglasses above are both over sized and full of character: “the model is as comfortable in the bourgeois salons of Milan as on board the Darjeeling Unlimited” the team of Anne & Valentin adds.
In the very heart of the Costa Blanca, Óptica Ockio offer a top selection of eyewear brands from all over the world, and personalized optic services using some of the latest technologies in the field.
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