Unconventional expressions of individual personality through innovation and creativity – this is the new X-IDE Fall/Winter 2019 collection. Immediately recognizable, these sophisticated frames are the result of non-stop research into colors and materials and extraordinary attention to detail.
With names inspired by the world of music, these styles blend cutting-edge design and artisan craftsmanship, where music is seen not only as an art form but as a metaphor for the energetic, fun-filled lifestyle of those who choose X-IDE.
Absolutely innovative for the FW 19 collection, the Beat and Soul combination styles feature a metal structure skillfully “lightened-up” by pairing with color-coordinated matte translucent acetates. Beat, slightly upturned; Soul, hexagonal; these two frames march to a contemporary yet vibrant tune.
Experimentation lies at the heart of the Hip-Hop and Tribal acetate with metal core styles in a square-shaped version for men and a generous cat-eye for the ladies. Metallic fibers incorporated into the acetate lend a “mesh” effect that, enhanced with glitter in the ladies’ styles, frames and illuminates the glance, conveying character.
Yet, it is in the metal Blues and Jazz styles in particular that the entirely hand-made X-IDE collection manufacturing tradition shines, transforming each frame into a one-of-a-kind. This time, the distinguishing detail lies in the ultra-thin top rim, superimposed over the lens in a sophisticated interplay of shapes and enhanced by a “diamond-etched” finish worthy of the jeweler’s art. The small rhinestone on the outside of the temple tips adds a subtle shimmer of light.
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