We have just received our first shipment of Raen Optics sunglasses...for now they are only available in the store and not online so you'll just have to pop in to see them in person! And...the price points are great for such beautifully designed and high quality glasses.
The goal of Raen Optics, a design-driven company based in Encinitas, California is to provide timeless and authentic styles that function within an active lifestyle.
Modern classics are distilled from mid-century cues, including architecture, furniture, and automobiles, and a compulsive attention is paid to details such as innovative hand-tooled Mazzucchelli acetate frames, hypoallergenic stainless steel hardware, and Carl Zeiss Vision lenses. They offer excellent quality of vision, subtle tints and a very light weight.
Inventing something new and never-before-seen is not Yvonne Koné's mission. Instead she lets the raw natural leather...in what could be described as non-colors such as cement, earth, wood, clay, steel, sand and asphalt inspire her...and with her characteristic, almost primitive aesthetic, she creates to fill a need. Attracted to craftsmanship, she believes in function before fashion and in cultivating a collection that is timeless.
"People often ask me what inspires me. I find it hard to define but I know for sure that the used, industrial, raw and metallic look is very compelling to me and a consistent theme in my collections."