SILHOUETTE // Fashion Imperatives

Austrian brand SILHOUETTE commands a tradition for quality eyewear manufacturing spanning several decades. The company based in the town of Linz often crafts collections that create bridges to past eras. This year, SILHOUETTE is once again embarking on a journey through time by bringing back retro designs from the 1970s in a fresh package. In our Collection Shoot, we showcase select models from two new lines: SUN Collection 2022 and Futura Dot.

The rimless shades from the SUN Collection 2022 dazzle with their exclusive form language. It’s a refined blend of oversized lenses fitted rimless with ultra-thin titanium temples. The resulting frames are high on style and comfort of wear, while the quality is impeccable. The models are named after two islands located in Biscayne Bay outside Miami: Fisher Island and Star Island range among the most stylish destinations near the Sunshine City, where luxury meets pure natural beauty.

These two SILHOUETTE designs from the SUN Collection 2022 reflect the Austrian designer brand’s latest entry in a long line of shapes that render gorgeous women’s sunglasses in rimless designs. It’s no surprise that SILHOUETTE ranges as a market leader in the rimless premium eyeglasses segment. This offering is underlined by the service option of having both sunglasses fitted with prescription strength lenses at the label’s in-house optical lab.

This season, the collection is joined by the Futura Dot with fashionable throwbacks to the early 1970s. The year 1973 is when the original was first released as a true showpiece. The new interpretation is just as stylish and flashy, but not stuck in the past. The signature dot on the frame is machined into the material and accentuated by a hand-made color inlay. Together with the oversized lenses, embedded precisely into the shield, the frame creates an equally fascinating and unique form language.

For our shoot, photographer Ulrich Hartmann and Team present the must-have fashion item in two stunning colorways: Atlantic Blue and Black and White. What’s more, the special edition in limited quantities is also available in Olive Grove and Nostalgic Brown with only 1964 pieces of the Futura Dot produced. The meaning behind 1964? It’s the founding year of SILHOUETTE. And much like other releases from the trendsetting brand, Futura Dot is about to rock the eyewear universe!

Find out more about the Austrian Brand and their current collections here and here.

And don’t forget to check out FAVR where Silhouette has selected a bunch of frames for you to try on!


photos ULRICH HARTMANN
hair SACHA SCHÜTTE
make-up PACQUO WINTER
styling SKY BULTOVIC assisted by CARLA
photo assistant JULIUS WOREL
models REX ADAMS at MUUMAA MODELS & STELLA KLEIN at MIRRRS MODELS

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