|Modern Day Vintage
Everything old is new again and vintage eyewear is hot, hot, hot.
Opti organizers drew a standing room only crowd for their two
Vintage Summit panels held on Friday and Sunday in the Opti
Forum featuring prominent European vintage eyewear collectors,
and seemingly all-a-round cool guys, (l to r) Siegfried Schlögl
(Austria), Matti Piipponen (Finland), Christian Metzler (Germany),
and Lee Yule (U.K.). The guys talked about their personal collections
(numbering more than tens of thousands among them),
how they got started, their favorite frames in their collections and
the world of vintage frame collection.
Additionally, they each brought in a hand selected assortment
of styles from their personal collections that were kept on display
in the !HOT area of Hall C1, right next to the DJ booth, for attendees
to admire. Additionally, the boys could often be found in the
vicinity to field questions from curious passersby.