The Essence Of Lightness
With titatium at its core and after Blackfin One, Blackfin Aura and Blackfin Razor, the brand from the southern Dolomites expands their eyewear portfolio introducing AERO, the new line of rimless optical frames. Of Greek origin, the word AERO is synonymous with air and thus, lightness, ensured by ultra-thin, highly prized beta titanium rims. The technical traits of these frames take their cue from the world of aeronautics.
More than two years of craftsmanship result in minimalist products that fuse pure design and extreme functionality. Each BLACKFIN AERO style is made with a 0.7 mm thin sheet of beta titanium for the bridge and 0.5 mm for the temples – ensuring flexibility, absolute frame stability and a comfortable fit. Unique in shape but traditional in its micro-mechanics, the hinge lends an air of solidity and can be easily adjusted.
Two different bridge concepts offer technical features and aesthetic details:
The geometric one features bolder, angular shapes. With a futuristic flair the retro version is more refined and agile reminding of the classic rimless styles of the late 1800s. The star among these frames’ innovative features is the new patented lens fastener. Drawn directly from the end pieces, the protrusion becomes a distinctive, minimalist detail.
20 lens shapes present the AERO line in 20 colors – 10 for each bridge type. Specifically, the colors are divided into 4 macro-families: monocolor (solid colors, to highlight the product’s minimalist roots), bicolor (combination of two colors, internal and external), antique (hand-colored for an antiqued effect) and shiny (polished silver and gold). All frames are fitted with a new version of the more streamlined TILT PAD nose pads, better suited to the aesthetics and weight of the frame, as well as the adjustable Swordfish temple tips.
Visually referencing to BLACKFIN’s “TO THE ROOTS” campaign, fire-blackened wood cubes handcrafted using the Japanese Yakisugi technique are staging the new AERO frames in BLACKFIN’s new campaign images.
To check out more about BLACKFIN and their eyewear collections go to: www.blackfin.eu/
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