Exclusive Interview with One of a Kind Eyewear Designer Zahide Betül Şahin

Exclusive Interview with One of a Kind Eyewear Designer Zahide Betül Şahin

January 8, 2018

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?

Accessories are a field that I’ve always been interested in. When I was studying ceramic, I began to make wearable ceramic sculptured for the neck and face areas. This got me interested in designing glasses as an accessory.
 Exclusive Interview with One of a Kind Eyewear Designer Zahide Betül Şahin

Tell me more about what makes you passionate about eyewear?

The accessories you use in fashion give you very important tips about you. I think that the eyeglass is very closely related to people’s face expressions and characters. In my life, one of the things that I care most about and is interested in first is; facial lines of people. So, a facial line or a face expression can make me act to make 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.

Exclusive Interview with One of a Kind Eyewear Designer Zahide Betül Şahin

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

Exclusive Interview with One of a Kind Eyewear Designer Zahide Betül Şahin

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.

Exclusive Interview with One of a Kind Eyewear Designer Zahide Betül Şahin

How are your designs produced?

Nowadays, I am trying to create some designs using 3D printing.
Follow Zahide on Instagram to see her latest designs.