French designer Thierry Lasry launched his eponymous sunglass line in 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 a certain Elite looking to distinguish themselves out of the crowd.
Surpassing their basic primary function, THIERRY LASRY shades were rapidly adopted by fashionistas as the latest must-have fashion accessory.
THIERRY LASRY is represented in the most exclusive stores ranging from Colette, Montaigne Market, Le Bon Marché, Le Printemps and Les Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Opening Ceremony, Dover Street Market and Jeffrey in the United States, Selfridges, Oki-Ni, Liberty, Dover Street Market and Matches in London, Lane Crawford & Joyce in Hong-Kong or online stores such as Net-a-Porter...
￼Much more than a simple fashion accessory, the brand’s frames are considered design objects in their own right, the indispensable accessory for style mavens. THIERRY LASRY sunglasses are based on the concept of "futuristic vintage" fusing vintage inspirations with an updated, modern and avantgardist touch. The sunglasses are all flat fronted, giving a futuristic twist to retro-inspired shapes.
￼Entirely hand-made in France with the best craftsmanship techniques and traditional know-how, the sunglasses only use acetate from the reputable 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.
Aside from the brand’s classics (black, tortoiseshell, and clear colors), each season new exclusive designs are added to the range, creating unique color combinations. The designer moreover regularly uses sheets of vintage acetate to create extremely special limited edition models.
Two collections are designed per year, each composed of ten models.
THE THIERRY LASRY WORLD
￼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 rock and roll details.
With “back-to-the-future” as a motto, the designer looks back to vintage images and materials to create new shapes whose purity of lines carry a refined and contemporary edge. 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.
The THIERRY LASRY signature is thus established, helping cement the brand’s status.
Leading an active lifestyle, fashion-conscious and tuned in to the times, the THIERRY LASRY woman is independent and curious in nature.
She’s a keen traveler, someone who dares to take risks, a creator, and never a follower. She is a sensual woman, who believes in herself and who cherishes her independence. She is free-spirited, sexy, confident, but also vulnerable. She is sophisticated as much as she is spontaneous...
A woman of fashion, a woman of the world.
THIERRY LASRY’S ICONIC MODELS, THE LIVELY & THE SEXXXY
The LIVELY and the SEXXXY are the “it” models of the THIERRY LASRY collection. A tortoiseshell acetate detail is layered on the back of the black front to lighten up the frame and accentuate the gradient effect of the lenses.
Being both classic, with their gold metallic temples, as well as elegantly hip, the LIVELY and SEXXXY’s unique shapes add a definite voluptuousness and sensuality to the visage. Devotees of the LIVELY include Madonna and Dita Von Teese, while Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lopez have made appearances wearing the SEXXXY.
OBSESSY, ORGASMY, HOOKY, SLUTTY ... the name of each model ends in a “Y”, the letter found in both the designer’s first and last names, as he considers each of his designs as one of his "babies". Slender, sophisticated and refined, the letter “Y” represents a brand that is nonconformist, one that shakes the codes in pursuit of a new kind of chic.