Alain Mikli: The Twist Collection

 In the 1980s, Alain Mikli was known for his asymmetric frames. With the 2007 Twist collection of eyewear constructed from acetate, Mikli has renewed his interest in asymmetry though the use of colors and shapes. Included are more than 40 styles that reflect back—in a modern way—to the ’80s. Variations include a checker-board eye shape with dramatic points on one side combined with a monochromatic, less pointed design on the other, a black and white combo with white on only one upper eye rim, a camel-color frame with tortoise on the upper and inner eye rim on one side and on the bottom eye rim on the other.

PHILOSOPHY: “Eyewear is to see as well as to be seen,” says designer Alain Mikli. “The Twist collection lets the material move with the wearer, actually dancing... allowing the individual personality to sway… to become more enticing.”
MARKETING: Merchandising materials include two logo cubes, logo square, mirror and packs of mailing cards. Each frame comes with a black case.
PRICE POINT: $$$$$. For additional information, contact Alain Mikli International, (800) 829-8032; web site:

After more than 25 years of research with acetate, Alain Mikli continues to reinvent eyewear, creating ever-more dramatic interpretations with the simplest of materials and color combinations.