Technique, Color And Material: The New X-Ide Eyewear Collection

X-Ide Eyewear Guadalupe

Contemporary, elegant, and innovative. These are words to describe X-Ide Eyewear, a brand produced by Immagine98 which has always been known for the distinctive, original pieces it has to offer.

The diamond coating is the hallmark of the latest collection, which is now writing a new chapter in the history of this brand. For the new acetate prescription frames, the same process already applied to metal frames is used, taking its inspiration from the world of goldsmiths. It involves manual engraving, using a small tool that scratches the material in a meticulous way.

The glasses now feature this craftsmanship made with different facets on different parts of the frame, thus adding a unique, sophisticated touch to each model. As can be seen in Tortuga, Aruba, and Cuba, in which the diamond coating on the end piece or on the brow bar is underlined by contrasting shaded colors – including sand/teal, cyclamen/transparent pink, smoky crystal/streaked grey – obtained thanks to bonding acetates in different colors to both the frame front and the temples.

X-Ide Tortuga
X-Ide Tortuga
X-Ide Aruba
X-Ide Aruba
X-Ide Cuba
X-Ide Cuba

The bonding technique also outlines the shape of the Guadalupe and Martinica models. The first has an accentuated squared cat-eye shape, with green, purple, cream, or black profiles that stand out on the transparent or shaded crystal base of the frame. We find the same chromatic concept in Martinica, with hexagonal lenses highlighted by touches of burgundy, blue, cream, or sand.

X-Ide Martinica
X-Ide Martinica
X-Ide Guadalupe
X-Ide Guadalupe

Made of metal, on the other hand, we have Paros and Samos, two unisex pairs of glasses. The classic double bridge is now given a contemporary twist: the first has wide, round circles while the second has a clean, squared line. The common denominator is the wider and more colored profiles on a classic gunmetal, gold, and palladium base.

X-Ide Paros
X-Ide Paros
X-Ide Samos
X-Ide Samos

Thanks to the painstaking attention to detail, the study of color, and research into materials, X-Ide gives a unique, tailored touch to its proposals. The result is the creation of models that are always in step with the times and rigorously Made in Italy. See the entire X-Ide line on their website www.x-ide.com.

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