NEO Investment Partners

Alain Mikli


A unique designer, wholesaler and retailer of luxury optical frames and sunglasses.

Founded in 1978 by French-Armenian designer Alain Mikli, this luxury eyewear company, famous for its unique colours and shapes, has enjoyed significant success with numerous designer eyewear lines and technological breakthroughs such as the screwless hinge modeled on the human shoulder, developed for the first Philippe Starck range.

The brand established itself as a favourite with celebrities early on, with everyone from Andy Warhol and Elton John to Samuel L Jackson, Jean Paul Gaultier and Uma Thurman sporting Mikli eyewear. Kanye West wore Mikli's signature 'shutter shades' in his video for the hit single "Stronger".

The partnership between NEO and Alain Mikli focused on growing the brand's international reach and popularity.