Glasses can be made in a host of ways, techniques and materials. One has but to choose. DERAPAGE made that choice twenty-five years ago, an ambitious choice but one that still holds good today: to create exclusive, high-tech designer eyewear. A piece of the future, glimpsed in preview.
Dérapage is a French expression largely used in car racing: a way of negotiating a bend at speed, a mixture of driver control and pushing the vehicle to its performance limit. Something only an expert racing driver would dare. Which ties up with eyewear: “The look is for those who dare”.
Down the years DERAPAGE’s patented fully Italian-made collections have brought technological refinement to concepts that are always an eyewear ‘first’.


In the world of glasses to say VANNI is to say creative eyewear originality. We are talking of an international market leader. Inventing collections is the job of our in-house style centre: the ideas come from the realms of colour, style and contemporary art (there is even a VANNI-sponsored young artists’ competition).
VANNI is a guarantee of commitment: commitment to making beautiful frames – for prescription or sun-wear – to excellent standards of workmanship. They are the fruit of style research, maniacal attention to detail, and the best raw materials.
Metal frames with unexpected colour inlay and surface texture, or acetate frames in boldly personal, exclusive patterns, the VANNI collections are for those who aim to stand out in a novel way, off the beaten track of ostentatious logos.