Considering itself the “first Russian brand of conceptual glasses”, FakbyFak (Russia), recognised throughout the optical industry for its creativity, presented the “Orphium” collection, which takes an original view of the works by one of the most prominent figures of the avant-garde movement of the 1920s: Sonia Delaunay, an artist and designer with Russian roots. The result: frames that break with conventional stereotypes to assert their own unique identity.
Obsessed with research, art and design, the designers of Portrait Eyewear (Italy) are experimenting with an innovative glasses design. For their new collection, they took inspiration from the art of lighting, and more specifically neons, the tube lights filled with rarefied gas that were invented in the early 1900s and that began to be shaped and used for advertising in the 1930s. This inspiration reveals itself in curved shapes, rounded edges, translucency and holographic colours for surprising acetate Neon glasses.
Founded and conceived by Milan-based George Park – who has been working as a menswear designer and fashion photographer for 15 years – the GeorgesBand brand (Italy) proposes streamlined designs with flowing, free-form shapes. The first GeorgesBand collection asserts a contemporary look with eight unisex models made in Korea.
After V.Design, V.Design Kids and Bovélo, the France-based Variation Design family extends to include a new, cutting-edge brand: Gens du Monde. With some thirty combination acetate, TR90, metal or titanium optical frames, the collection targets young urbanites seeking stylish, trendy, modern, classic pieces.
The young brand Binocles Factory – founded in 2016 in Vancouver, Canada – made the most of the SILMO event to present and promote its expertise to visitors throughout the world. The designers consider themselves eyewear craftsmen, and they lay claim to a classical position with chic, refined collections.