Silmo: Fresh takes from Paris

Optician heads to Silmo to check this season’s new styles

Face à Face tends to look at architecture and art for its design inspiration and this season’s collection is no different. With its bright colours, asymmetrical shapes and early ’80s non-conformist attitude, the Memphis Group is this collection’s muse.

Nods to the design and architecture movement include playful, geometric clashes of colour and new bonding and machining techniques that allow the creation of squared-off frame parts.

Women’s style, Moves (pictured, top right), uses colour blocking and offset construction to create a silhouette that sports both panto and hexagonal forms, with extended temple joins that offer a generous fit. Men’s shape Cloud, mixes colour and texture with a thin front layer of acetate that fades away into the main section of the frame, and squared-off edges give the acetate an impression of being made from metal.

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