Silhouette's SUN22 sunglasses
Silhouette’s SUN22 collection of sunglasses launches this month, comprising of three ranges which take inspiration from Silhouette’s archives and the sunshine state of Miami. Ranging from oversized butterfly shapes to striking aviators.
Silhouette EOS, £309, silhouette.com
Silhouette’s EOS collection, with translucent frames and innovative 3D shapes, is one of the brand’s most distinctive designs. Despite the imposing and bold full-rim frames, the sunglasses beautifully uphold Silhouette’s signature lightness making them exceptionally comfortable to wear. The two new models, named after urban districts in Miami, are designed to reflect the way sunshine dances on water, creating a mesmerising spectacle of light and shadows.
Silhouette Rimless Shades, £339, silhouette.com
Famously known for its rimless glasses, Silhouette has applied this expertise to its sunglasses for 2022. Innovatively combining minimalist, ultra-thin titanium with oversized lenses, the Rimless Shades collection offers exquisitely elegant frames in bold butterfly lenses and squared aviators. Taking inspiration from the elegant and refined design of high-end lamps, the subtle adornments, such as the coloured grooves and cut-outs, create a standout look.
Silhouette Futura Dot, £439, silhouette.com
Originally designed to only grace catwalks in 1973, Silhouette’s Futura frame’s popularity soared and the frame was even worn by a Barbie doll in the ’70s! Almost 50 years later, the brand has delved into its archives to redesign it in a futuristic look for 2022 in the form of the Futura Dot. Inspired by Silhouette’s founding in 1964, only 1,964 pairs will be produced worldwide, each with an individual serial number. The four frames replicate the original design’s retro aesthetic in, as the name suggests, a futuristic style. Its original oversized shape remains, with a dramatic dot added above the nose bridge to bring them up-to-date.
Silhouette Sun Lite, £309, silhouette.com
Adding to Silhouette’s popular Sun Lite collection, the all-new aviator is a classic style set to stand the test of time. Complete with tapering titanium temples and ultra-thing frames, the versatile frames are available in a host of dark shades for a summer statement.
Silhouette Streamline, £359, silhouette.com
Inspired by Miami’s sporty hotspots, the Streamline collection offers retro wraparound styles. Featuring photochromic lenses that automatically darken on brighter days and a strong curvature style, the frames have been designed with protection from the elements in mind.