Lafont has crafted sophisticated eyewear in France since 1923—and their distinctive designs are still in high demand. Browse the Lafont and Issy & La eyewear collections and find styles running the gamut from refined and classic to modern and playful.
Lafont makes Parisian chic accessible worldwide in its line of bespoke eyewear for men and women. From its beginnings in a storefront boutique in Paris—opened by Louis Lafont in 1923—the Lafont optical family has evolved into a premier eyewear brand with an international reputation for unmatched quality and avant-garde originality. This bold, Art Deco-inspired eyewear represents an artful combination of quirky and refined style aesthetics.
An imprint of the famed French eyewear brand, Lafont Issy & La carries on a tradition of excellence nearly 100 years in the making. Lafont Issy & La is a creative collection of glasses for the fashion savvy who appreciate superior craftsmanship and refined design with an insouciant edge. Issy & La frames for men and women are haute couture accessories fit for everyday wear, but could easily grace the pages of a glossy magazine or Fashion Week catwalk. Lafont infuses modern eyewear trends with playful Parisian esprit in the Issy & La line. These inspired frames for men and women elevate day-to-day looks with their daring hues, whimsical patterns, and bold shapes.
The Lafont eyewear collection features refined silhouettes with a bit of attitude—discover designer eyewear to suit your tastes, whether your style leans retro, contemporary, or classic. Chic in any shape, Lafont frames come in round, rectangular, oval, square, wayfarer, and cat-eye silhouettes. The carefully chosen materials Lafont uses in its designs include acetate, carbon fiber, impact-resistant plastic, stainless steel, metal inlay, and others. This eyewear collection boasts playful patterns and florals, tortoiseshell, and solids in bright or subtle hues, many of which are Lafont exclusives. The Lafont Socrate for men and the Saveur for women are lightweight, durable frames available in a range of lush hues; the Lafont Orsay are sophisticated unisex frames.
Each pair of designer frames in the Lafont Issy & La line resembles a work of art, thanks to a painstaking design and production process that curates every detail. Whether your look is traditional, mod, hipster, retro, or eclectic, Issy & La frames impart a unique flair to it. Explore an array of options in oval, rectangular, cat-eye, and round styles, featuring playful and sophisticated patterns, stunning color combinations, and beautiful details throughout. Issy & La frames are crafted in sturdy and durable materials, including performance plastic, stainless steel, or a stylish hybrid of materials. Find an elegant everyday pair in the Lafont Issy & La ‘Hit Parade,’ or choose a chic unisex style like the ‘Clic’ or ‘Bingo.’
Lafont Paris eyewear releases new collections of frames every season, similar to the practice of haute couture design houses. Lafont expertly crafts each pair of its frames in France, in an intricate production process that takes from 8 to 14 weeks. From start to finish, the manufacture of Lafont frames includes between 120 and 220 distinct steps, some achieved by hand and others through automation. This painstaking process results in unique glasses with unmatched luxury and a polished finish. FramesDirect.com sells only authentic Lafont Paris and Lafont Issy & La frames.
This heritage brand began in a small Parisian boutique opened by Louis Lafont in 1923. Over the course of three generations, Louis’ grandchildren and great-grandchildren grew Lafont eyewear into a world-renowned brand that today includes the high-fashion Issy & La line of frames. Discover your next statement accessory in our Lafont eyewear collections.