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5 Videos (38m)
    • Trailer

    • Research and Moodboard

    • Sketch and Measurements

    • Bonus Clip: Clay Modeling

    • Material and Color


About This Class

Eyewear has the ability to make personality statements that no other forms of apparel or accessories can. We started designing our Coco & Breezy eyewear as teenagers with plenty of ideas but no formal training, and in as little as 5 years our brand is now being worn by Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and plenty of other artists we adore! The growth of our company has been a blessing but it would never have happened without our love for fun sunglasses, initial curiosity, and DIY mentality... so now it is YOUR TURN to take the design lead! 


Because we are so excited to see what you come up with for designs, we are running a limited time contest for all students who submit a project in this class: We will choose our favorite student-designed style to produce and feature in a future collection! Not only will you be compensated as a collaborator, your design will have the chance to be carried in some of the top fashion retailers in the world... We can't wait to see what you create! 

Class starts on October 17 and designs must be submitted by November 17, 2013 in order to be eligible for the contest.

Through exclusive video lessons, written project steps, and curated resources, this class will empower you with the following skills:

  • Researching and generating a mood board for eyewear design direction
  • Creating an eyewear sketch based on measurements, branding, and trends
  • Applying colors and materials 
  • (We will also go over DIY prototyping with modeling clay, but this is optional for you!) 

By taking part in this class you will design a style of eyewear of your own. This class is for anyone who wants to learn more about the world of eyewear design, challenge their creativity in a new way, or take an idea from sketch to reality. 

22 of 25 students recommendSee All

Enjoyable and thorough intro to eyewear design. :)
Stefani Elle

Wait for no one. Get shit done.

I thought this was a great start for an intro to sunglass design!
Very inspirational. I am so inspired I want to delve into the history of sunglasses what books do Coco & Breezy use? I chose this class on a whim. I hope they make another one. I also want to own as pair of their Sunglasses.





Coco and Breezy Dotson

Founders, Coco & Breezy Eyewear and Accessories

Tito Riveros who is one of the designers for the Coco and Breezy eyewear will be present with Coco and Breezy showing you all the steps of Eyewear Design.

Coco and Breezy Dotson are eyewear designers based in New York City. Their brand is carried in top tier retailers all over the world, and since the official launch Coco & Breezy have been featured in numerous publications such as Teen Vogue, WWD, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. Because of their brand's signature fun and unique style, th...

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