BLACKFIN Vernissage – Italian Artwork Exhibited
The Italian region of Agordino commands a long eyewear manufacturing tradition. The valley in the Southern part of the Italian alps takes state-of-the-art craftsmanship to new heights, quite literally. Up in a workshop 600 meters above sea level, the BLACKFIN brand has been manufacturing frames for 45 years by hand – always in touch with surrounding nature. At production sites around Taibon, time seems to pass more slowly. That’s also because there is so much love and detail in the manufacturing of titanium frames. The concept of Neomadeinitaly, pursued by BLACKFIN’s President and CEO Nicola del Din, demands this level of care for the final product.
The most special facet about BLACKFIN: Despite their small-town origins in the Southern Dolomite mountains, the brand’s output is anything but provincial. Their designs as well as frames and campaigns raise the bar for modern and international stylistics with a metropolitan flair. BLACKFIN frequently collaborates with inspiring brands and showcases prescription frames and sunglasses in elaborate photo shoots and film productions, always with an eye for exclusive locations.
As the latest example, the brand has created a new production named Spiritual Renaissance. It’s a textbook case of bridging the gap between traditional craftsmanship and a strong fashion appeal mixed with recognizable brand DNA. That’s why we decided to feature BLACKFIN on this issue’s cover as well as in this collection shoot. Making a point of the artistry involved in each frame, we showcase them like artworks. Welcome to our art gallery, where a tradition of craftsmanship meets contemporary excellence.
More Info: www.blackfin.eu
photos Stefan Dongus assisted by Caro Ross & Friederike Coenen
styling Fabiana Vardaro
hair & make-up Alana Holmes & Stefanie Schneider
retouch Stephanie Wencek
models Isis at Modelmanagement, Sonja at Spin Model Management, Valeria at Muga Models, Alex at Izaio, Finn at Mega Models, Maik at Jay Jay Models