This post is written in cooperation with SILMO Paris
The SILMO 50 years retrospective has now brought us to the 80´s. This is the decade when the trade show really began to take form. In 1981 they moved to Paris, from 1982 it was decided to always take place during the autumn and in 1985 the very first Spectacle Show at SILMO attracted more than 13.000 visitors and 355 exhibitors.
But enough with numbers, what did the eyewear fashion look like? You could find lots of BIG eyewear from Christian Dior and artsy eyewear from Alain Mikli. I would have loved to visit SILMO Paris during this era!