THE MONC BLOG
Welcome to The MONC Blog, our Journal on all things that are happening and inspiring us in the MONC studio.
How long will this reflective trend last for? One of biggest trends over the last 12 months has the reflective lens. Top labels are using them to showcase their playful side, and add another element to your look. We have been thinking about which of our sunglasses frames will have reflective lenses. Although it's in trend - there is no doubt that a classic mono colour lens is always a winner.
Well....not quite. Over the past 12 months we have been searching far and wide to find the right location, factory, people, materials, and feelings that will lead us to amazing final products. For over 100 years the 'tortoise shell' effect has been synonymous with eyewear. Of course back then they would use actual tortoise shells which was despicable.
London Fields is very close to one of the neighbourhoods that we want to discover during our journey. The main thing we want to share is the way that creative and inspiring people live.
After sketching almost a hundred conceptual designs the stage of developing the ones you love comes into play. In current trends, there are many pairs that look the same across many different brands. Most of the time you can't identify the independent style of sunglasses or spectacles just by looking at them - let alone the maker or where they've come from.
To find the right brand, we have to go through the rigorous process of sketching up many different logo designs. As graphic designers know this process can be long and arduous - you can end up loving a brand one day, and waking up to find that you can stand the sight of it!
On our way to Christmas, we think of the delights of unwrapping a mystery gift and unveiling whatever lies beneath. It's not just the contents inside, but the journey to it which brings a smile to our faces.
As I'm a Creative Designer, I have always learnt to conceptualise and compare ideas throughout the design process. So from the initial sketching stage to the final product - I constantly reflect on the design stage in hand.
When we release our products (hopefully in 2016) we want to create the best journey and experience for the people who buy them. To do this, the amount of research we do into each of the elements is very important. This is not only to find the best quality materials, but also because of where all of the elements come from.