Introducing AHLEM Eyewear to Marlow

Nov 13, 2020 in Leightons News

AHLEM Christmas Display at Leightons Marlow

We can’t change the past and we can’t predict the future.

We can be the change in every moment.

2020 will go down in history as a monumental year

From the global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the historic presidential election, we have all had to evolve to a new world and way of life.

Many of us have been working from home and sitting for many hours in front of digital screens and conducting meetings via Zoom. Others of us have continued to serve as key workers, from NHS nurses to others in health care services as well as our local heroes in the supermarkets and delivery drivers, keeping the daily economy running. It's made us all appreciate the wonders of life and how we see ourselves.

Eyewear continues to give the much-required bridge for us all to continue our daily endeavours and having the correct eyewear is just as important and indulgent as that designer handbag, latest phone and digital watch, we all need to see and be seen.

What will AHLEM bring to Marlow?

AHLEM was launched in 2014 by Parisian-born designer Ahlem Manai-Platt who settled in Los Angeles and made her new design roots. Following ten years in the fashion industry, Manai-Platt saw her future with ‘perfect vision’ and began her journey in the world of eyewear.

AHLEM Black and White woman and glasses 50:50

In her own words, Manai-Platt describes her namesake brand as “timelessness, elegance, beauty, simplicity”, which can be clearly seen in each architecturally inspired design.

"I am a perfectionist," she says. "And so I like to question things—for instance, what makes something the best?". Here at Leightons Insight Marlow, we also believe in the best, which is why our Qualified Dispensing Optician is here to find your perfect style. You can book an expert style consultation today on 0800 40 20 20 or online.

AHLEM Spectacles: Blue and Golden

Not only is the acetate sourced directly from Mazzucchelli, the world's heritage house, but the Champagne and Peony metal frames are electroplated in 22k gold, and feature hand-engraved titanium nose pads for your comfort. So whether you’re searching for comfort, luxury or craftsmanship, there’s no need to compromise.

Sustainability & Ethics at Marlow and AHLEM

AHLEM believes that “we should never have to compromise ethics for elegance”, which is abundantly clear with their serious advocacy for responsible production and sourcing processes.

Production of AHLEM Eyewear takes place solely in France and proudly celebrates their regional French artisanship and uncompromising ethical standards. AHLEM ensures that their chosen factories are equally committed to sustainability and ethical production, with leftover materials reused and recycled to create new objects for resale, instead of being discarded.

At Leightons’ Insight Marlow, we continue to do our part by adopting responsible processes of sustainability through collecting old glasses and sending them to underprivileged third world countries giving access to health care reform.

Most glasses and sunglasses come with plastic covers on the sides to protect them from scratching. We collected all of these and took them to the local hair salon, for their customers to use on their spectacles when having their hair done.

Marlow's Christmas display featuring AHLEM

It allows the customer to continue reading or using their phone whilst having a treatment applied and keeps the frames protected and looking fabulous for longer.

AHLEM golden slimline framed spectacles

Finding your new style at Leightons Insight Marlow

Individuals are what make fashion come to life and we as a team are just that; with each embracing a brand and style and becoming the storyteller of that fashion house. AHLEM is beautifully crafted and appeals to all age groups, all genders and all occasions including Christmas.

We enjoy getting to know our customers over a cuppa where we find out a lot about their personalities, likes and dislikes, favourite colours and most of all their lifestyles & hobbies and with this vital information find that frame that is all those and much more.

We hear it all the time, “I would never have chose that frame or that colour”, to which we reply, “wear it with confidence” and encourage them to post on our social networks #Leightons

AHLEM block spectacles: dark blue and green

AHLEM Awards The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is an annual competition that highlights and celebrates fresh, young talent and the future of American fashion. Finalists are chosen by a select panel of judges and compete for a cash prize and mentorship. AHLEM was humbled to graduate from CVFF class of 2017 and honored to be awarded the runner-up prize $150,000 for her exemplary talent and achievements in eyewear.

AHLEM Awards The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is an annual competition that highlights and celebrates fresh, young talent and the future of American fashion. Finalists are chosen by a select panel of judges and compete for a cash prize and mentorship. AHLEM was humbled to graduate from CVFF class of 2017 and honored to be awarded the runner-up prize $150,000 for her exemplary talent and achievements in eyewear.

Book today

To see the new AHLEM range for yourself and to find your style with one of our Qualified Dispensing Opticians, book an appointment today. You can book online or by calling our Dedicated Patient Support team on 0800 40 20 20.

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