- XIT eyewear
Updated on 09/02/2021
Present on exhibition Silmo Paris 2021
From 24 to September 27, 2021
Frames 7 - Craftsmanship Hall 5a
6 rue Chateaubriand
- 5a K122
French family and friendly company.
Optical and sun glasses made in France.
Press release (1)
X I T eyewear presentation
The history of XIT® begins under another name, associated with an endearing emblem that will mark the minds of an entire generation, IDC and its frog. It is in this company created in 1985 by Jean-François REY and with the MOF Pascal LACOTTE that Lionel BELLET "Lio", optician by training, will make his weapons as a designer in 1995 and will hardly obtain his first Silmo d'Or. two years later. He later became the artistic director of the company for more than 10 years, until 2013 when he went solo, and 2015 with his partner Fanny, making the XIT® line a brand in its own right.
Elegance in essence
After completing the Cours Florent, Lio studied literature before becoming an optician and opening his shop in Paris. It was during this time that he met the big names in French eyewear, who saw in him a rich and innovative potential.
He has the eye of the optician, the hand of the artist and the romanticism of the writer. It is this unique and unusual personality that has always allowed her to allow herself everything, because in her hands even the trivial becomes distinguished.
From asymmetrical frames to Baudelaire's poems engraved in the steel of his glasses, from multicolored flags to "Fuck" or "Bitch" frames, from innovative techniques to the exploration of materials such as NXT, he is the pioneer of many concepts. became cult and continues to inspire many of his contemporaries.
Always Marseillaise, the XIT® collection has partnered with two figures of French manufacture for all of its production, one in Burgundy, the other in the Jura. These are 60 French jobs for manufacturing and 12 more for design and distribution that XIT® is proud to support, but beyond good deed, it is above all French know-how and the sophistication of its manufacturing. that XIT puts forward.
X I T eyewear
Proud eyewear, the brand of compostable frames that makes you feel good on the inside, because you know that you are doing things well for yourself and for everyone; and on the outside because with its design you will not leave anyone indifferent.
Proud wants to be a benchmark as a brand of sustainable acetate frames. The concept of circular economy is not incompatible with design and quality, as we see in this multicolored compostable acetate frame.
The style of these sustainable glasses does not go unnoticed in this Valencian design that aims to become a benchmark for sustainable fashion. Proud only available at independent opticians.
We are very sorry, but we don't have an unsustainable line.
Staying ahead of the international eyewear industry means adapting many of our
collections into Intelligent Frames featuring our worldwide patented technologies:
EasyClip®, EasyTwist®, and TurboFlex®.
Aspex is constantly pushing technological limits to create new and accessible designs
for every type of customer and their specific needs.
Aspex brings complete value to our eyewear with the highest quality components and
the latest, most durable materials for our collections.
Our brands tirelessly demonstrate the successful formula of innovative technology, industry-leading research and world-class fashion.
Our intelligent approach applies not only to new design concepts, but spans across
our operational efficiencies in customer service, business program development,
market opportunity identification, as well as our service and creative teams.
We’re one of the world’s largest global distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear,
serving markets in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean,
Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
We have established ourselves as an industry leader in technological development and contemporary eyewear design.