The intention behind the HAIKU concept was simple: to complement the ALPHA collection with minimalist yet expressive models, while maintaining the finesse of lines. So we reworked familiar volumes, removing the inserts without weakening the design. The resulting models are therefore flatter, more essential, like well-cut basics. Basics, yes, but major basics, both truly retro and totally modernized Anne&Valentin essentials.
In their details, we find a delicate collage of asymmetrical arms, an ultra-straight nose for even more vitality, recovery cut-outs, glossy highlights and a fineness in the choice of material, for lightness and subtlety. Conceived especially for a younger audience, HAIKU offers edgy lines with slender volumes face-on. Their depth is revealed in profile. With their pure, contemporary design, in five geometrical shapes and of great rigor, the frames are restrained, unisex and perfectly in step with their time, almost Nordic, hyper-practical, simple but not simplistic, easy but not common. Normcore is more than a concept.