I love a good photo exhibit, and this one is pretty amazing. Its by master lensman Ronnie Salvacion for Eye Society–it features well-known eyewear brands which are all available at Eye Society. I thought you might want to see this, since it is artfully done and boldly interprets visionaries in various fields. The theme is “Vision”, and the result is a gallery of powerful images that highlight each brands’ style and DNA.
PERSOL: “In both form and function, Persol has always been ahead of the eyewear game, developing aesthetically-pleasing pieces with one foot ahead in terms of innovation and optal technology—just like visionaries in media, who always resolve to be ahead of the curve.”
THEO: “It’s easy to get lost in the excess of design, but it’s a true design instict to stick to a miminalist, ever-classic and structured aesthetic that doesn’t sacrifice the beauty of form. Visionaries in architecture will find this resonant in Theo eyewear.”
OPULENS: “A brazen pursuit for perfect ophthalmology has shaped the making of each pair of Opulens eyewear. Wearers are patients as well, who are given dedicated care through the lens. The brand, to wit, embodies the visionaries in science and technology.”
VERSACE: The sophisticatedly bold look of each Versace frame—with the fashion house’s signature insignias, no less—are a symbol of a long-enduring fashion legacy, one that its fashion visionaries carry with pride as an elemental part of their wardrobe.
DOLCE & GABBANA. “The ultra-Sicilian aesthetic that has shaped the label’s design conscious since a few years ago has spilled over to its eyewear portfolio: abundantly floral pairs adorn the Dolce & Gabbana eyewear enthusiast, making her one with nature. As such, this floral sentiment makes the environmental visionary its perfect muse.”
RAY-BAN. “Ray-Ban wearers have always been known as iconoclasts, always pioneering edgy eyewear in the name of cool without fear of going beyond what is taboo. Thus, the brand is perfect to carry the banner in the name of youth visionaries.”
MIU MIU. “Whether it’s by the playful brand’s quirky lens shapes or the unabashed color palettes that aim to rattle conservative tastes, Miu Miu has always been known to be close to individuals who want to make a statement, and are relentless in their pursuit in standing out–in this case, visionaries of different advocacies.”
BURBERRY. “The British label is heralded not by a particular gender–its iconic check pattern is the insignia of stylish individuals of whatever preference, which they wear loud and proud as a symbol of class. Burberry stands for the visionaries in LGBT equality.”
PRADA LINEA ROSSA. Like all great sports teams, Prada Line Rossa is known through the trademark that has amassed a following since its inception: the fiery red Linea Rossa logo. This emblem represents an enduring spirit that brings legions of supporters together, like sports visionaries.
These photos were featured in a grand exhibit at SM Aura Atrium a few weeks back. And since I missed it, Eye Society was kind enough to arrange a mini exhibit in their store at Jupiter Street, Makati. The images, together with the designated eyewear really made a lasting impression. I loved how each pair reflected its brand clearly, and it kind of made me want to shop, too (haha). I loooooved the sunnies from Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu and Prada; and for eyeglasses, I liked Theo the most. Of course, Eye Society isn’t just limited to these specific styles. They had rows and rows of eyewear to choose from, and these are top luxury brands you wouldn’t normally find at any old optical shop.
While I was there I just had to do a little shopping, and try on their sunglasses and spectacles. And it was fun–I tried on so many pairs. I was delighted when the ones I liked suited me, and a little disappointed when certain ones didn’t. But that’s how it is, you really have to try them on until you find the perfect pair. I also went for an eye exam (Carlos did it as well), as they told me they offered an comprehensive 11-step eye exam that would be offered at an ophthalmologist’s clinic. They had state-of-the art equipment and of course, an eye doctor to facilitate the exam. The results? Both Carlos and I didn’t need to wear glasses, as we almost had perfect eyesight (we both had a grade of 25 on each eye). Whew. That was definitely good to hear (all that time spent in front of the computer, television, books and all our gadgets didn’t destroy our eyes after all).
Thank you, Eye Society for setting up this mini exhibit for us, and for touring us around the store! Scroll down to see more photos.
To know more about Eye Society x Ronnie Salvacion, visit @EyeSocietyPH on Instagram and EyeSocietyPH on Facebook. Eye Society is located at the Avant Building, Jupiter Street, Makati City (flagship store); SM Aura Premier, 32nd and 5th Bonifacio Global City. Eye Nation is located at SM BF Paranaque, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita.