VINALYZE // EYEWEAR MADE IN BUDAPEST
Ever heard of the Eyewear brand VINYLIZE? Well, it’s the only high-quality independent frame brand to create iconic sun and optical designs from old records. Zack Tipton is the founder and originator of this original idea and lives in Budapest, Hungary.
One can imagine that producing eyewear from vinyl has had its own peculiar challenges, but Zack and his team put in the effort and time and came up with the first vinyl prototypes in 2000. Today, the brand has its own established boutique and studio in the heart of Budapest and lots of celebs wearing their models, the latest of their collabs being with no less than rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer songwriter Lana Del Rey.
Besides the main collection Vinylize – produced from old records – the Cinematiq line today continues to attract a new following. “We re-launched this line this year with a 10-piece collection in three colours. Like the original collection, this one uses film stills in the temples, but we have managed to hugely improve the quality. The film strip is now laminated which protects it and the temples hold the film securely. We will soon be offering film choices.”
On the side are two of their models from the Cinematiq and the original collection with a flawless and very bold finish. Definitely one brand to follow as they sure have more surprises up their sleeves!
Find out more: www.vinylize.com