ANDY WOLF // LET’S GO TO THE BEACH
The limited beach collection by ANDY WOLF x VOSSEN
The Austrian independent eyewear brand ANDY WOLF launches a collaboration called “SOL E MAR” (port. “Sun and Sea”) in cooperation with the textile company VOSSEN. Together, the two brands with manufactures in Austria have designed an 8-piece beach collection made of terry cloth with two matching acetate glasses.
Beaching in Style
The collection is inspired by the coast of Portugal with all its facets and colours: by pausing and catching your breath, bathing in sunlight and the breaking waves. This is exactly the feeling the two Austrian brands want to capture. It was also important to create a connection between the eyewear and the collection: the key piece is the beach towel, where the lens shapes of the two sunglasses were the inspiration for the design. The organic shapes of the towel contrast with the striped look used on the oversized beach bag, bathrobe and shirt. The terry bathrobe and shirt both feature a lapel collar and are made of intricately woven fabric in a double face look. The collection is completed with a bucket hat and a matching glasses case, also made of terry cloth.
Both sunglasses are named LINDA (port. “the beautiful”) and AMADO (port. “the beloved”) and each comes in two colours. LINDA is a feminine reinterpretation of a geometric cat-eye shape, AMADO an angular oversized frame. Similar to stones polished round by wind and water over time, the designs play with completely rounded corners and details on the front and temples. The colors are inspired by the coast of Portugal: a light blue Havana, an exclusive in-house creation by ANDY WOLF, stands for the sea. Symbolic of the rising sun is the second version in red-brown Havana, in which the two-tone lens does not run vertically as usual, but horizontally from brown to light blue.
The glasses are limited to 300 pieces per color and style worldwide. Each pair of glasses is available in a case and towel set. Both companies stand for sustainability and local production, so it was especially important for both brands that the glasses and towels are 100% made in Austria.
In order to also meet the social responsibility for people and nature, both labels decided to start a special upcycling project. Towels in yellow and brown get a 2nd chance and are reworked by the institution “Jugend am Werk” to stylish scrunchies. This is how the 90s come back to life!