ANDY WOLF White Heat

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ANDY WOLF »Wilding«, »Sands« & »Bodhi«

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Iconic nosebridge in silent restraint

For the past few years, iconic Austrian eyewear label has been segmenting its line-up into three collections. Aside from Soul and Love, the label from the Styria region also offers an upscale metal collection for style-conscious customers: White Heat. This collection is now manufactured in its own factory in the French Jura region with an eye for detail and precision. The minimalistic design concept of ANDY WOLF’s White Heat collection relies on a unique blend between the comfort of acetate and the lightness of metal. This approach culminates in the brand’s signature acetate nose bridge, which has been reinterpreted for their latest release. In this season’s models, the acetate bridge takes a step back to serve the metal frames as the foundation for its keyhole bridge.

Implementing this new approach across the entire line proved a design challenge: Each model required a new design and production of the nose bridge. Only very few brands in the eyewear business can go to such great lengths, namely the ones who control their own manufacturing. ANDY WOLF handles it masterfully and combines acetate and metal into a unique symbiosis.

In order to place the full emphasis on the design of the White Heat collection, the colorways are muted and understated, mostly rendered in tone-on-tone or slight color contrasts. The shapes are also a masterclass in great style: Panto and aviator shapes are joined by square models in various sizes. This one is bound to bring the heat this summer – and beyond. Actually, we would not be surprised if White Heat frames would be coveted as vintage classics 30 years from now.

More Info: www.andy-wolf.com

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