YES independent design: Two become one - and new

At opti 2019 we are now bringing together what has long belonged together and create a vibrant platform in halls C1 and C2 for innovative eyewear labels: the two established formats YES! and !HOT are expanding - and are merging to form the YES independent design area.

YES Lounge

The YES! lounge in hall C1 is the perfect place of retreat to enjoy networking over some snacks and drinks. But of course you are also welcome if you'd just like to take a break and have a nice cup of coffee.

In 2019 opti will again expand its network by influencers of the fashion and eyewear industry. At the BLOGGER SPECTACLE, the bloggers select the "top seven" of frame innovations and the coveted BLOGGER SPECTACLE award will be awarded.


All exhibitors of the YES independent design area can be found in the exhibitor catalogue at a glance! We have preset the practical filter for you.


At opti FORUM lectures and discussions with high-profile guests await you, including representatives of Andy Wolf and FUNK. A practical overview of all events can be found in our program!


That's what awaits you

  • plenty of space for the YES independent design people in halls C1 und C2

  • contemporary, creative and progressive eyewear labels

  • focus on the particular niche market

  • large platform for the hype that continues unchecked to this day and the rising demand from the independent scene

  • exclusive selection thanks to our famously high entry requirements for inclusion in the YES community

If you want to see what the designs of tomorrow look like, you should not miss the opti BOXES in hall C2. Selected young designers and start-ups show how to interpret the world of looking good (and seeing well) and how to put all this into practice.


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