DESIGNER NAME: "Tom Davies"
BACKGROUND: "Tom Davies is originally from London, fresh out of University, Tom Davies flew to China with only his portfolio of artwork. The designer began working for a start-up eyewear factory. Cutting his teeth on the factory floor, Tom’s role involved building production from scratch and designing glasses and for International brands. From the beginning of his career Tom identified a need to offer customers a better solution for well-fitting spectacles that were comfortable and looked good. He saw many mass-produced frames in his first years in the business, and realised that standardised shapes and measurements always led to a compromise of some sort."
SIGNATURES: "Tom is constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of designing eyewear. Tom is in the process of embracing carbon fibre with horn to create a modern and lightweight result."
TRADEMARK PIECE: "Buffalo Horn collection"
THE COLLECTION: "The SS15 collaboration focuses on Bora’s SS15 collection, brought to life by Tom’s innovative designs to ensure stylish frames with painstakingly precise details and finish. The collection will debut at Bora’s catwalk show on 12th September at LFW. Commenting on the SS15 collaboration, Tom Davies said: "I love designing together with other designers. There is something magical about bouncing off other creative people and creating something new. Bora's new collection is outstanding and it was a real pleasure working with him on this sunglass range".