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Arthur Arbesser for Silhouette

Third design cooperation for the iconic Titan Minimal Art eyewear

Sunglasses

Arthur Arbesser for Silhouette

Third design cooperation for the iconic Titan Minimal Art eyewear

At fashion weeks in London, New York, and most recently Milan, the eyewear icon Titan Minimal Art with the respective personal signature of fashion designers is making Fashion Week models shine.

In 2016, the Austrian eyewear manufacturer Silhouette is once again collaborating with a shooting star among young fashion designers to launch the third Special Edition in January 2017. The result of this cooperation: “Arthur Arbesser for Silhouette”.

Arthur Arbesser is one of Milan's most promising young fashion designers. “His up-and-coming talent is one of the main reasons for our design collaboration.” As Silhouette's CEO, Jan Rosenberg, explains, "We support young talents in the fashion world and are willingly inspired by their ideas in the fashion industry. What links us - Silhouette and Arthur Arbesser - is the lively and fresh perspective on minimalism, the Austrian roots with an international focus and the integrated approach of creation, production with premium quality all from one source. We create and produce in Austria, as Arthur Arbesser does in Italy.”

Arthur Arbesser
Arthur Arbesser
Arthur Arbesser Show
Arthur Arbesser Show
Arthur Arbesser Show
Arthur Arbesser Show

The designer told us that, "As an Austrian abroad, I am particularly proud to be working with such a renowned Austrian company". After graduating from Central St. Martins in London and following 7 years with Armani, Arbesser founded his own label. Aside from his passion for exploring contrasts, both his label and Silhouette place great emphasis on reducing a design to its essential elements, tailored quality and a strong sense of style – “my designs focus on the exceptional, while being timeless,” said Arbesser.

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In creating his first eyewear collection, Arthur Arbesser was inspired by the lifestyle of Arthur Miller during the time he was with Marilyn Monroe. The “Arthur Arbesser for Silhouette” sunglasses collection brings exciting contrasts in colour and shape into play. He stylishly blends round and angular design elements with warm and cool colours.

Design process
Design process
Arthur Arbesser Show
Design process

The four strong colour combinations of the sunglasses - Glossy Caramel, Glossy Purple, Dark Green Gradient and Classic Grey Gradient - are the result of a special manufacturing process. Two lenses of differing colours are inserted into one another and seamlessly connected. "Rimless sunglasses with two lens colours combined in one lens are certainly something original" says Arbesser proudly. This special technology also allows the sunglasses to be made available on prescription if desired. The outer part remains unchanged, the inner part has coloured prescription lenses.

For all four models of the special edition 'Arthur Arbesser for Silhouette,' the designer also created a matching cleaning cloth. From his palette of fabrics, he chose his typical graphic patterns in contrasting colours to polish off the design of the sunglasses collection.

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