A Best Image Optical eyewear designer had this to say about designing the frame:
“Vintage inspired eyewear is such a hot look in the eyewear business. However, too many eyewear designers focus vintage/retro eyewear with acetate materials.
So, for ‘Ring’ from Plume Paris Eyewear I wanted to create a unisex stainless steel metal frame without sacrificing the vintage look.”
“The ‘Ring’ comes in 3 different colors but I wanted one of them to be a colorful contrast, so I chose Olive and Purple. You see, the color Olive is such a beautiful calming color and Purple is just deep and mysterious. I remember passing through Napa Valley, California and just admiring the beautiful grape vines and their color combinations.
Plus, I remember taking a vineyard tour where they also grew olive trees. When the tour guide showed me the barrel of olives, I expected to see green but what I saw was a combination of green and purple. The colors were just amazing. The olive and purple combination that I was going for were not just any combination, I wanted it the same way nature had intended it to be, beautiful lilac sunset skies, and deep purple and fresh green flora.”
“All ‘vintage’ concepts were kept in mind: round lens, round shields, thick bridge, and old-style temple patterns.”