TRADE SHOW TRENDS

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AMONG THE MORE INFLUENTIAL EYEWEAR TRADE SHOWS OF THE YEAR, MIDO AND VISION EXPO EAST MADE THEIR MARK ON STYLES TO COME.

Designs in store and trends to come for the rest of the year emerged at the beginning of 2018 as tens of thousands of eyecare professionals converged on Milan for MIDO and in New York City for Vision Expo East.
In addition to frame styles, consumer buying patterns and available technologies also took center stage; prime among these were customization aided by digital measuring devices and 3D printing.
Here’s a small sample of some of the artworks for the face that made their debut at MIDO and Vision Expo and will soon appear on trendsetting frame boards throughout the U.S.

 

3D/CUSTOMIZED
Facial scanning devices that precisely measure individual faces combined with software programs that interpret those measurements and connect with 3D printers have resulted in a number of companies launching customized eyewear lines at MIDO and Vision Expo East.

LIVE ART
Each day during Vision Expo East, graffiti artist Andre Trenier, cofounder of the Tangible Thoughts LLC creative collective, created original artwork at the L’Amy America booth.

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