Silhouette : Daring To Be Different

Silhouette’s dynamic colour-wave Accent Rings collection makes the impossible possible: rimless eyewear edges with colour…

The Austrian premium eyewear manufacturer Silhouette cannot imagine life without colour. In its dynamic colour-wave collection, it has created something unique. It achieves an unprecedented level of elegance using what seems at first glance to be rimmed eyewear but is not. This effect is obtained using coloured Accent Rings that wrap around the lens, ranging from a delicate Salmon, to a striking Black.

In 2019, the Accent Rings spectrum is being expanded to include new colours such as Blackberry, Cherry Red, Spruce Green, and Burgundy. There are over a hundred combinations of shapes and colours, so customers can create their own eyewear, ranging from understated to extravagant. There are men’s and unisex models, and women’s designs making clever use of cut-outs to break up the minimalist effect.

Dynamics-Colourwave

Dynamics Colour-Wave

Silhouette has created an unprecedented hybrid of styles and a perfect expression of the zeitgeist. The same thing is happening in the fashion industry, where blazers are being worn as dresses and shirts knotted around the waist, combining two looks to create something entirely new and very special. The jury at the prestigious 2018 Red Dot Design Awards, recognised this and honoured Silhouette’s Accent Rings models as ‘a clever new interpretation of rimless eyewear’.