The future has come even faster than we thought… or feared. “Artificial Intelligence” is the buzzword of the year and as media addicts we already interact with AI every day, and we are also a bit enamored of technology, so for our new magazine issue SPECTR #38 we teamed up again with our virtual fashion model Ava Verce created by a pioneering CGI studio specialised in the creation of realistic virtual models for the fashion industry. So our eyewear collection shoot for BLACKIN once again proves how to subtly merge two worlds: Virtual and actual reality.
Virtual Ava presents a bold statement piece of BLACKFIN’s new eyewear highlights on the front cover whereas fashion photographer Ulrich Hartmann completes the surreal scenery with real models on the back cover of the magazine and an ensuing beautiful collection shoot.
The Blue Hour // Blackfin 2023 Highlights
BLACKFIN is increasingly establishing itself in the premium eyewear segment. Originally started as a titanium eyewear specialist relying on masterful craftsmanship, the brand from the Italian Dolomites does not need to shy away from fashionable comparisons these days. The model range includes more and more avant-garde designs, all of which are also likely to feel at home on the catwalk – this is especially true for the sunglasses setting clear accents.
Sunglasses SS 2023 Collection
BLACKFIN’s brand new sunglasses collection uniquely combines modern style with technical innovation – especially through the exclusive processing of BLACKFIN’s signature material titanium. Through the use of high-tech micromechanical processes, each front is made from a solid 3 mm titanium block. The edge of the fronts is thereby chiseled with micrometer precision to define the elegant, deeper-set lines that decorate the entire frame. This intricate processing emphasizes the technical character of the collection and gives each model a unique design.
The combination of matte hues and glossy details reflects BLACKFIN’s craftsmanship in coloring, one of the most demanding stages of the manufacturing process, which is performed exclusively by skilled artisans at BLACKFIN’s Black Shelter. Another stylish detail is the lightadaptive lenses, which allow the glasses to be worn comfortably in all light conditions – even indoors. All models in the BLACKFIN sun collection are hypoallergenic, 100% biocompatible and nickel-free. They feature tilting nosepads made of medical grade PVC and adjustable Swordfish temple tips in an ergonomic design […]
cgi cover artwork VERCE, photography ULRICH HARTMANN, hair & make-up LYDIA CASTEJON, styling JAKOB SCHAEFER, models LORENA DIEM at MUNICH MODELS & ALEXANDER STOLLER at PLACE MODELS