Noble materials for unique pieces, that is Richard Trèfle’s credo. The Guadeloupe eyewear manufacturer launched a year ago into the creation of exceptional eyewear. He came to present his Bellatrix brand to professionals at Silmo, the international optical exhibition.
The Bellatrix brand is the work of a young Guadeloupean, Richard Trèfle. Passionate about creating eyeglass frames and optics where he has been working for 15 years, Richard dreams of refinement and modernity. Trained with the best workers in France, he acquired a taste for careful work and a love of materials, a love that is reflected in every pair of glasses. This is how he created his company in 2015 in Guadeloupe, in Baie Mahault. The materials are rigorously selected from renowned companies located in the Jura, the cradle of the bezel. The assembly is carried out in Guadeloupe.
The materials (acetate, horn) used for Bellatrix creations are carefully selected and claim nobility, as well as strength and solidity, which today contribute to the brand’s development. Part of the collection is made from acetate plated in fabric (“madrassez-moi” collection) and uses madras fabric purchased at Pointe-à-Pitre. Each piece is unique, by its design and entirely handmade.
Bellatrix’s latest collection (“wax me”) goes even further in the desire to renew and modernize the eyeglass frame market.
This range uses wax, an African fabric invented by the Dutch that brings colour, originality and fantasy to the frames thus created.
Richard Trèfle’s entire collection was presented at the international optical exhibition: Silmo. For its first participation in this show, the Guadeloupe eyewear manufacturer attracted many professionals won over by the originality of its brand (see the video report at the top of the page).
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