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With the new Silhouette collections Starways and Crystal Rings, pure elegance begins with the face. The perfectly shaped, sparkling accessory eyewear gives the term “glamour” quite a new and fresh meaning. Following the trend of “occasional eyewear”, Silhouette provides the stylish lady-about-town with rimless masterpieces for very special moments. Crystals play just as important a role in the Starways and Crystal Rings collections as harmony and precision.
The starry sky was the inspiration and name giver for the models in the rimless collection “Starways”. The gentle waves of the pattern, in the same colour as that used for the temples, underline the harmonised colouring of the Chinese lacquer applications. Studded with the glittering effect of the randomly distributed crystals, this combination, which is varied and rich in detail, recalls the stars in the night sky. The highest possible quality materials are applied with great skill by hand and with a love of detail to the temples in order to achieve the greatest possible elegance. No two spectacles are alike, because the wearer makes each so individual – and can choose from a wide range of lens variations as well as from a wide range of colours. Whether elegant silver-ivory Glow, fiery red-gold Sparkle or exclusive blue-grey Starlight – reaching for the stars proves to be an excellent choice, and not only for romantics.
“For me, all the eyewear that I design must be wearable. It must be subordinate to its wearer – just like good fashion – while at the same time emphasising the advantages”, says Silhouette designer Angela Strecker, who is specialised at Silhouette in precious and elegant eyewear design, in particular with crystal effects.
The circle is considered to be a symbol of maximum symmetry and harmony. When circles and rings are decorated with crystals, they appear as gentle dewdrops that glitter enticingly and mystically. But the glamour of the eyewear in the “Crystal Rings” collection comes not only from the crystals themselves, but also from the clever combination of the finest materials, with which both matt and gloss optics are given centre stage. The collection “Crystal Rings” gives the definition of the most beautiful piece of jewellery for the face a whole new meaning. The crystals have been chosen in delicate colours, which surround a titanium ring and are then threaded like pearls along a ribbon-shaped form – by hand, naturally. Wonderful pieces of jewellery in finely polished brilliance: that is what the “Crystal Rings” represent.
The sophisticated spectacles wearer can choose between the cool-royal, black-grey Club, a striking purple-gold, or classic understatement with vanilla-silver Uptown. Both Starways and Crystal Rings – like all Silhouette collections – are manufactured in Austria using the highest quality materials in more than 200 stages of production. Both rimless collections, “Starways” and “Crystal Rings” are available from xy in specialist retail outlets worldwide.