Designer’s New York Fashion Week Show Features the “Wes Gordon for Silhouette” Special Edition
New York women’s wear designer Wes Gordon presented his Spring/Summer 2016 collection at Milk Studios, his 5th time showing at New York Fashion Week this past week. The collection, inspired by a modern romantic sensibility, was infused with movement, energy and Victorian detailing and perfectly complemented by the star accessory: exquisitely detailed sunglasses created in collaboration with Austrian eyewear company Silhouette. This special edition design will be available starting in January 2016 through select retailers and fashion stores worldwide, and will come with a limited edition lens cloth, also designed by Gordon. The Wes Gordon for Silhouette Special Edition is the second in a series of collaborations that will tap select fashion designers to reinterpret the iconic Titan Minimal Art frame to reflect their aesthetic, creating a new look annually.
The audience was treated to a sneak peek at Wes Gordon for Silhouette, which reflects Gordon’s signature aesthetic and brings a fashion-forward approach to the advanced, technically superb and rimless eyewear for which Silhouette is known. “My mission is to provide women with effortless sophistication,” says Gordon. “My collection for Silhouette is designed for confident women who communicate their style with subtle grace and without pretense, who are both feminine and mysterious.”
This special edition release features one stunning style based on the Silhouette Icon Titan Minimal Art, available in four captivating colors: Nude Brown, Classic Grey, Classic Green and – Gordon’s favorite hue – Ocean Blue. Each circular lens is meticulously crafted from a single piece of glass that is hand-sanded around the perimeter, then needle-painted with a contrast color – a new technique that Silhouette is debuting with this collection. The result is a beautiful pair of sunglasses combining retro glamour and expressive futurism. Designed to amplify a woman’s personal style and sense of confidence, these ultra-light frames do not mask the wearer but rather serve as a stylish adornment. The versatile eyewear is equally at home on the runway, the red carpet or for everyday, and can also be worn by sartorially savvy men.
Silhouette is the world’s leading brand of light and high quality glasses. They are the world’s lightest glasses, made with great attention to detail, a large proportion of work by hand, an individual design approach and the use of the best materials and the latest technology. Made in Austria, they are exported to 100 countries worldwide. In 1999, Silhouette revolutionized the eyeglass world with its Titan Minimal Art glasses, which weighs only 1.8 grams, without screws, hinges or rims. Silhouette glasses have gone into space 35 times with astronauts; and they travel around the globe with the Vienna Philharmonic as well as with a number of celebrities from entertainment, business and politics.