Blackfin announced a Fall/Winter 23-24 collection bursting with color. Color that illuminates the new optical frames in the Blackfin One line, the line most closely identified with and representative of the brand’s DNA.
Made entirely in Italy at its sustainable Black Shelter headquarters, and a product of the meticulous work of the design team in close collaboration with the color experts, the new Blackfin One frames narrate the kind of artisan virtuosity that translates to creative, timeless shapes highlighted by unique, exclusive color creations, pushed to the extreme on titanium.
Biarritz and St. Ives are the physical manifestations of the Blackfin creative concept: the perfect blend of design, technology, and color. The former is a large, round frame; the latter is more oval. In both, superior production know-how defers to the art, giving rise to explosive color combinations – like purple/orange, blue/emerald-green, plum/neon pink and brown/magenta – that emphasize the bi-layer thicknesses near the end pieces.
The new Northport and Seward men’s styles express a timeless mood – a round panto and a squared shape, both with the new, slightly lower temple detail. The men’s Brixham and women’s Bodega Bay instead have bold profiles and curved bridges for a soft touch effect. The classic shapes cut from a single block of titanium reveal a refreshing newness in the brighter solid or gradient colors – from yellow to deep blue, from purple to emerald-green – that rewrite the codes of timeless design.
A Blackfin frame is the result of hundreds of processes, to some, these would just be the production process, but for Blackfin, each one is a little ritual. Each frame is made only of Japanese titanium, but it is worked entirely in Italy. Blackfin is based in Agordo, a little town in the heart of the Italian Alps, as wonderful as Blackfin’s eyewear.