A visionary collection of special edition eyewear debuts at New York Fashion Week. Wes Gordon, one of the brightest young designers in the fashion scenario, has joined Silhouette to create a special edition of the iconic Titan Minimal Art frame that went down the runway along with the designer’s latest women’s wear collection.


I had the pleasure to be there and witness the launch of this new collaboration with my camera as Silhouette Guest Editor. 

 

The Special Edition “Wes Gordon for Silhouette” features one signature style in four colorways (nude brown and classic grey, classic green and – Wes Gordon’s favorite hue –

ocean blue) designed for modern and cosmopolitan women that wear sunglasses to amplify their true identity, other than to complete their looks. 

 

It was a dynamic and inspiring conversation the one between the New York-based women’s wear designer and Silhouette, that took place in Austria inside the design studio of the eyewear brand. 


Each pair is created from a single piece of glass that is hand-sanded around the perimeter, creating two “levels” on the lens. Then, a delicate line of contrast color is needle-painted around the edge, highlighting this very difficult technique” Wes says. 

 

The result is a beautiful pair of sunglasses combining retro glamour and expressive futurism that any woman can wear daily but also on special occasions and, Wes affirms, even on the red carpet. 

 

During the fashion show in New York, while the models walked down the runway showing the collection, the sunglasses were the perfect complement that enhanced the timeless sophistication expressed by the wonderful garments. 

 

The Spring/Summer 2016 collection, inspired by a modern romantic sensibility, was infused with movement, energy and Victorian detailing, embodying demure strength. And of course the clothes were perfectly complemented by the star accessory: exquisitely detailed sunglasses from the Special Edition Wes Gordon for Silhouette collection.

The Special Edition “Wes Gordon for Silhouette” will be available in selected shops worldwide from January 2016, visit www.silhouette.com for further informations.