Zahide Betül Şahin started off with ceramics and slowly ventured to accessories for different parts of a body. She has transcended from using ceramics to amazing eyewear designs that are unique, edgy and complex that is definitely one in a million.
How did you get into designing eyewear?
Tell me more about what makes you passionate about eyewear?
What is your research and design process when you create a collection?
After doing research on the topics I’ve been inspired by in my daily life, I start drawing a renders of my ideas. My inspirations comes from everything and everyone, I’m not particularly inspired by one thing. I will start creating images that are influential to me to start to create a shape and form.
How do you come up with the shapes and concepts for each design?
Before every new design, my principle is to always have a better and different design than my previous works. Because of this principle, each designs turn out different. There are also studies I thought as concept design but in general I want each one to take me to a different world. Each time, I study different topics and shapes and it’s important not to be boring.
If you could use 3 words to describe your brand, what would they be?
Unique, Crazy, Organic
Where can one buy your glasses?
Unfortunately, my designs do not have mass-production yet.
Which is your favourite pair of glasses and why?
There are many eyewear that I like, mostly I like the eyewear designs of Kuboraum. I think this brand has a character and it is reflected in their designs.
How do you see the future of eyewear?
I believe that eyewear will be used in futuristic and technological direction besides being a fashion accessory in the future.