Heralding a new chapter in its space odyssey, Silhouette is proud to be partnering with aspiring female astronaut Alyssa Carson on its groundbreaking Titan Minimal Art collection. Carson is partnering with Silhouette as the premium eyewear brand continues its journey into the cosmos while it supports her dream of becoming the first human on Mars. The 21-year-old visionary relies on corrective eyewear and with Titan Minimal Art proving synonymous with space exploration, she represents the perfect partner for Silhouette.
In an exclusive shoot with celebrated female fashion photographer, Alex Seifert, Carson wears the latest TMA – LaLigne frames. This meeting of two extraordinary talents is part of Silhouette’s campaign to support young and empowered women. TMA – LaLigne itself is a statement in female individuality. A timeless design icon turned into a trendsetter with oversized cat eye frames providing a contemporary, colorful, and chic look that complements Carson’s distinctive style.
The special edition assortment is adorned with neon-colored frames inspired by graphic eyeliner, while the three-dimensional interplay of its Accent Rings offers a fresh look and the appearance of bold, bright eyes. Made from high-tech titanium, Titan Minimal Art made lightness a core feature when it first debuted in 1999. The innovative design was adopted by a leading space agency and has been worn by 73 astronauts on missions totaling 86,833 hours.
Impervious to fluctuations in momentum and G-forces, styles retain a perfect, flexible fit even in zero-gravity conditions. Additionally, the revolutionary hinge-less and screwless design reduce the danger of parts becoming loose in space. The innovative eyewear continues to be the certified standard for the next generation of astronauts, like Alyssa Carson.
Founded in 1964, Silhouette is the global leader in premium rimless eyewear. In 1999, the family-operated company revolutionized the glasses industry with an innovative screwless, hingeless, and rimless model called Titan Minimal Art. This innovative design – made from start to finish in Austria and weighing only 1.8 grams – was unlike anything the world had ever seen. All Silhouette glasses are made from the highest quality materials using cutting-edge technology and the finest handcraftsmanship. In fact, around 80% of the build is carried out by hand. This ensures the glasses deliver best-in-class comfort to a global market of more than 100 countries on five continents and in space. With 50 patents and over 100 design awards under its belt, Silhouette has a relentless commitment to quality: Over 100 quality control checks must be carried out before a single pair of glasses leaves its headquarters in Linz, Austria.
Headquartered in Linz, Austria, the Silhouette Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium eyewear, with over 1,300 employees worldwide. With 13 international subsidiaries, the family-owned company is the market leader in rimless eyewear, which has brought it acclaim and success around the world. Exports account for 95% of their production. Silhouette eyewear is available in over 100 countries. Since 2017, the company has been a full-service provider of frames and lenses – Made in Austria. In 2021, around 1.3 million pairs of glasses were sold worldwide and the company reported €158 million in revenue.