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4 FAVES OF PHILIPP FORET

Meet the latest protagonist in our Curated Shopping segment: Philipp Foret has become, despite his relatively young age, quite the heavyweight in the German eyewear industry. Perhaps this is due the fact that the 31-year-old approaches the market from several angles. He began his training in 2004 and right after earning his degree started working as an optician at Optik Leidmann in Munich. In his position as manager and buyer for the avant-garde optical store, he has his finger on the pulse of trending eyewear designs from leading brands which makes him the perfect style guide.

But Philipp’s sphere of influence extends far beyond Munich. As a member of The German Collective, an affiliation of forward-thinking independent opticians, he his dialed into a network of some of the most innovative stores across the country. He shares a special connection to the Steingasse 14 store in Heidelberg, which he started as a founding partner. Across the border, Philipp also keeps in touch with the eyewear scene in Switzerland, where he has been representing the Reiz brand since 2010.

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As for his personal style preference, Philipp likes it round. For this issue’s Curated Shopping, he picked out his four current favorite models, and modeled them himself in front of the camera for a complete package.

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