Silhouette is delighted to be showcased in Framed! Contemporary Eyewear in Fashion exhibition, which opened on the 11th September at the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion.
Framed is one of the first exhibitions of its kind, examining the cultural significance of eyewear and celebrating the rise of fashion’s ultimate accessory. Featuring over 100 frames, including Silhouette’s iconic Futura, the exhibition charts the historical development of eyewear through the ages from the mid twentieth century to the present.
Silhouette’s history is recounted in Framed! with a feature on its launch in 1964 where Arnold and Anneliese Schmied founded the company with a vision of making people enjoy wearing glasses, a legacy which has continued through the companies’ 48 year history.
The exhibition also features catwalk collaborations and new experimental prototypes by some of fashion’s biggest players including Erderm, Giles, Alexandre Herchovitz and many more.
The exhibition is free and is showing until the 3rd November 2012. More information on www.fashionspacegallery.com