Mondo Guerra designs eyewear collection for SEE

By Suzanne S. Brown
The Denver Post
POSTED: 10/17/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT

FE17STMONDO.jpgSEE eyewear by Mondo’s Pepper optical style, $269. (Special to The Denver Post)

Denver fashion designer Mondo Guerra is known for his quirky and distinctive wardrobe, which is full of skinny suits, bow ties and colorful eyewear.

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Mondo and models at the Cherry Creek North store launch. (Suzanne S. Brown, The Denver Post)

Mondo, who is nearsighted and has worn glasses since he was in middle school, started visiting the local SEE Eyewear boutique about the time his profile was rising as a contestant on the reality-TV fashion competition “Project Runway” in 2010. His even higher visiblity after winning the “All-Stars” version of the show in 2012 finds the designer collaborating on an eyewear collection with SEE.

Launched earlier this week at SEE’s Denver store and 30 additional locations nationwide, the Mondo collection of 11 ophthalmic frames and six sunglass styles is bold and expressive.