“For years I’ve been captivated by Mayan and Incan cultures’ highly advanced work with precious metals. The techniques used to create stunning effects and finishes in their headpieces can take your breath away. Our latest collection is an homage to traditional royal headpieces – striking frames for modern kings and queens in the concrete jungle.” – Simon Ponnusamy – AM Eyewear
AM Eyewear returns with their 2018 collection ‘Mayan Gold’, inspired by the ancient culture of the Mayan people.
This season AM Eyewear has handcrafted an exquisite range plated with 9 ct,18 ct, 22 ct gold, as well as combinations of silver, rose gold, and copper elements across frames, hardware and ZEISS lenses. The creative process for Mayan Gold invoked the crisp, cool tones of rainforests and the application of precious minerals to create bespoke artifacts.
Within the collection, intricate and unexpected details of green, brown and turquoise sit alongside light pink and blue gradients, mother of pearl, gold and titanium, tipping a glass to the headpieces and patterns immortalised by a glorious rainforest civilization.
To capture the refined yet sweeping essence of this season, AM Eyewear have partnered with French photographer Stan Alleaume. Having developed under Jean Paul Gautier, AM Eyewear view Stan as an ideal photographic director for emerging models Léa Villani and Raphael Say.
Mayan Gold sees the introduction of 6 new silhouettes, hand-crafted primarily from super lightweight titanium and mirrored nylon ZEISS lenses that marry with AM Eyewear’s signature temple tips, and adjustable titanium nose pads, that can be manipulated for the perfect fit for both Asian and Western nose bridges, providing superior comfort.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of AM Eyewears exclusive partnership with ZEISS Lenses, upholding a long-running commitment to the highest optical care, craft and quality. In celebration, AM Eyewear have exclusively featured a new range of ZEISS Lenses developed for ZEISS’ upcoming 2019 collection.
Available online at – www.ameyewear.com
ABOUT AM EYEWEAR
AM Eyewear was founded in 2003, thanks largely to the absence of unique hand crafted frames within Australia. AM’s mission to create beautiful and exceptional eyewear soon matured into a global wholesale company with leading optical and fashion stockists around the world. Handcrafted in Italy and Japan using a combination of premium materials, our frames are fitted with co-branded nylon ZEISS Lenses and Gold ET AR back coating. In an industry where multinational companies are all about the numbers sold, AM Eyewear’s ethos is to be a creator of eyewear and not a counter of eyewear. See through the difference.