Nicolas Fafiotte, President of the 2023 SILMO D’OR awards

A graduate of the ESMOD School of Fashion Design (First Prize in the Haute Couture category), Nicolas Fafiotte trained in Paris – particularly with Emmanuel Ungaro – before moving to Lyon in the early 2000s. He opened his design workshop, offering bespoke wedding dresses and evening gowns, just off Place Bellecour. He crafts “exceptional garments for […]


Interview with Amélie Morel, chairwoman of SILMO PARIS

The new advertising slogan for the 2023 edition of the trade fair is “Generation SILMO”. How did that tagline come about? A.M.: Several reasons – both rational and emotional – led us to this choice. For more than 50 years, SILMO Paris has remained the first and oldest professional trade fair to participate in the […]

Michael Schmied

“Our target is to be the best premium partner for independent Eye Care Professionals”

Angelo Trocchia

“Greece is a growth opportunity for Safilo”

Amélie Morel

Amelie Morel, president of Silmo exhibition and Vassilis Goulielmos, Eye Magazine publisher, talk about the past and the future of Silmo Paris exhibition!

Akira Ishiwatari – Portrait of a designer

Imaginative designer, Akira Ishiwatari, and raised in Tokyo, first started working in an optician store age twenty years old. Akira has over 30years’ experience working with glasses. Arguably the most interesting aspect of an optician’s work is actually creating lenses fitting lenses into certain glasses, making contact lenses, preparing special types of lenses such as bifocal or trifocal lenses. While the processing of lenses is technical, it also necessarily involves design.

Greek Handmade Frames

When arriving at the production facilities of GHF (Greek Handmade Frames) 45km away from Athens, near its international airport, the first thing that strikes you is the ultimate peace and harmony of the landscape surrounding it. It could be a place of meditation.

Our Children’s Vision

At Our Children’s Vision we want to support every child in obtaining the education they are entitled to and we want to make sure that vision problems do not deny them that right or reduce their quality of life.