Silhouette, the luxury Austrian brand and world leader in rimless eyewear, unveiled its all-new Lite Arcs collection. The latest addition to Silhouette’s portfolio combines state-of-the-art Nylon materials with a classic, yet contemporary design. The ultra-thin, yet robust, frames in Silhouette’s Lite Arc collection arch elegantly over the lenses, evoking visuals of the sweeping arches of a bridge to inspire the name, Lite Arcs.
Silhouette’s Lite Arcs collection unveils two new frames for men and two for women in a variety of sophisticated and understated colors. The collection offers a minimalist and contemporary interpretation of Silhouette’s popular Nylor frames, allowing the brand to showcase its exceptional craftsmanship and parallel the evolution of modern design. The curved Nylor frames are transformed using an ultra-thin, laser-cut titanium plate that curves all the way to the front hinge, establishing a fluid and strikingly youthful new style.
The two women’s models deliver a timeless blend of Silhouette’s striking cat-eye shape with an architectural finish, accentuating the eyebrow contours to flatter all face shapes. The use of state-of-the-art airbrushing techniques adds color effects for modern, contemporary visuals. These two refined frames are available in an understated palette including Midnight Plum, Lavender fields, Silky Brown, and Champagne Teal.
Models 4556 and 4557
The men’s models are minimalist, introducing two shapes – one rectangular, and one with softened edges. The frames both deliver classic designs revolutionized with a minimalistic style, paralleling the evolution of modern trends and digital design technologies. The new models come in a range of warm and cool colors, including Deep Ocean, Tech Grey, Dusty Gold, and Pure Black.
Models 5548 and 5449
The Lite Arc collection features a maintenance-free-snap hinge smoothly unified with the temple to make handling effortless. The collection showcases Silhouette’s flair for fine details, with an ultra-thin temple that transitions from a flat, conical profile to a rounded temple end. Allowing wearers to achieve the perfect fit, temples can be adjusted and trimmed with a convenient flex zone in the titanium temple, offering the wearer comfort.
Each model can be custom-fitted at Silhouette’s in-house lens lab with lenses from Silhouette Vision Sensation®. Silhouette’s Vision Sensation® lenses are crafted specifically to complement its frames, adopting the same level of dedication to high-quality design and manufacturing it does with its frames. SVS® means Silhouette is able to produce lenses that are tailor-made to fit flawlessly with its frames. Taking Silhouette’s bespoke frames to the next level, SVS® enables Silhouette to provide premium comfort and vision for the wearer from one single source.
SVS® helps opticians to provide an extraordinarily individual consultation experience as the corresponding app allows partners to choose from hundreds of different lens shapes at the touch of a button, allowing customers to see how the lenses will look in their personal prescription.
What began in 1964 with a vision – eyewear as an accessory – has today become the world’s leading brand in lightweight quality eyewear: Silhouette. Under this brand, the lightest eyewear in the world is produced in Austria with a great love of detail, crafted mostly by hand in an individualized design using only the best materials and state-of-the-art technologies and exported to 100 countries across the globe. In 1999, Silhouette revolutionized the world of eyewear with Titan Minimal Art weighing just 1.8 grams, with no rims, screws, or hinges. Silhouette eyewear has accompanied astronauts into outer space on 35 missions, has traveled around the world with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and is worn by a number of big names in entertainment, business, and politics.