The story of Anne & Valentin
by Mathias Stering on Sep 07, 2022
ANNE ET VALENTIN is an exclusive French eyewear brand that embodies "haute couture". Its style is surprising, sophisticated and elegant without looking contrived. Established in 1984 in Toulouse in the south of France, the brand was named after its founders Anne and Valentin. With Valentin's background as an optician and Anne's artistic creativity, together they developed something completely new and revolutionary on the market; something as enchanting and captivating as their story of falling in love and starting the company together.
ANNE ET VALENTIN's curiosity is endless. They are inspired by everything and everyone who crosses their path: friends, customers or strangers on the street. From their distinctive personality traits of curiosity, depth and playfulness that differ according to age, style and cultural background. They are inspired by art in many different forms such as architecture, photography, plastic sculptures, fashion and film. Everything that is in motion, everything that arouses a curiosity, everything that is colorful.
Anne and Valentin are passionate about experimenting with design, mixing different shapes, sizes and colors. In discussing their approach, they've said they "use color to enhance expression," and we'd go so far as to say that each pair is truly a work of art.
For ANNE ET VALENTIN, the quality of the bow is as important as the aesthetic expression. The frames are made from the best possible materials to ensure fit and durability. The brand was born in Toulouse and the stamp "Made In France" is Anne and Valentin's moral commitment. Since the beginning over 30 years ago, they have worked with the same factories located in the French Jura Mountains. Only a few titanium models are made in Japan, as the very best titanium is made there.