Paris-based fashion designer Jørgen Simonsen has dressed an A-list clientele including leading ladies like Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
He is one of haute couture’s most creative talents and is now lending his skills to the world of optical fashion, collaborating on a bold new collection of designer eyewear, named Osiris.
His trademark statement style is characterised in Osiris, which he describes as aspirational, vibrant and cosmopolitan. He says he has created the 60-piece range for ‘people who like to dare’.
‘Glasses are such a big part of fashion these days, it’s a huge market with increasing focus on and demand for striking design. Osiris is bold, modern and empowering, a fusion of strong, contemporary shapes and materials with unusual detailing in a kaleidoscope of colours,’
‘I have styled the specs for people who ooze confidence, appreciate good design and are not afraid to stand out. I have always challenged convention in my design and this collection is no exception; my eyewear collection is for people who are happy to make a statement with their glasses.’
This comes as no surprise as Jørgen came to fame by creating some of the most talked about red carpet outfits of all time. His plunging see-through jungle-print Versace gown boldly worn by Jennifer Lopez made for a show-stopping entrance at the Grammys, while a corset he created for Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker, for her first appearance as a new mum at the Golden Globes, revived the ‘underwear as outerwear’ trend.
Having trained in the highest echelons of haute couture with some of the world’s leading fashion houses, including Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino and Versace, and worked alongside design icons Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, Jørgen has carved out a reputation as a bold and brave designer who knows how to make a radical statement