In spite of the cancellation of this year’s edition of the show, the organizers of Silmo Paris have decided to proceed with some parts of their usual program, including the annual distribution of the Silmo d’Or awards. However, instead of the usual festive event, the Silmo d’Or laureates were announced with a short video posted on Silmo social networks.
In the Vision category, Hoya won the award for its MiYOSMART product, a lens for children designed to curb or even halt myopia progression that was developed in partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic university. Topcon, another Japanese company, won the Equipment category award with its new Myah product, an all-in-one device providing corneal topography, axial length measurements, treatments’ progression reports and dry eye measurement tools.
In the Frame category, the German-based Frost brand won the technical innovation award for its Jupiter glasses, an acetate frame consisting of five colorful pieces that can be put together in interchangeable ways. Marcolin gets the Sport Silmo d’Or for an Adidas frame and Lafont the Children category award for its Hugo model.
The Fashion awards in the main frame segment go to Grosfilley France for a Chantal Thomass optical frame and to Safilo for a Marc Jacobs pair of sunglasses. In the Eyewear Designer segment, Masahiromaruyama walks away with the optical frame award while Nathalie Blanc Paris wins the trophy for sunglasses.
Finally, the Première Classe award, with the name of the fashion accessories’ show partnering with Silmo, goes to the French eyewear brand Tarian for its Skyline sunglasses.