Silhouette’s Light Facette model for women, is light as a whisper and as the company describes it, “as delicate as the flapping of a butterfly’s wing”
Premium Austrian brand Silhouette is famous for being the world’s leading name in lightweight, high quality, premium eyewear for men and women. Silhouette International Schmied AG, a family-owned company headquartered in Linz, is the market leader in rimless eyewear, well-known for its innovation and technological expertise.
Since it was set up in 1964, all its eyewear has been produced in Austria. These are crafted mostly by hand using the very best materials and state-of-the-art technologies, with very close attention paid to each step of the manufacturing process, stylish designs and the finest details.
The year 1999 was a major milestone for Silhouette as it presented its extraordinarily innovative Titan Minimal Art collection, a revolutionary range of eyewear weighing just 1.8 grams, with no rims, screws or hinges. Since then, Silhouette eyewear has travelled
extensively, including most notably, into outer space with astronauts on 35 missions, and around the world with the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. As a premium, most elegant product it is often spotted on the faces of noted personalities in entertainment, business and politics.
Staying true to the ethos of the brand, Silhouette’s Light Facette model for women, part of its Elegance collection, is for the true sophisticate. Light as a whisper, it is quite as the company describes it, “as delicate as the flapping of a butterfly’s wing”.
An exquisite work of art created by designer Sonia Serlenga, this is at once a sophisticated style that brings together feminine elegance through intricate shapes, fine lines, the best of materials and delicate embellishments. The aesthetic appeal and luxurious feel of Light Facette is emphasised with its study in contrasts, subtle matte colours offset harmoniously with iridescent surfaces, and twinkling crystals adding just the right notes.
The new Falcette collection is presented in three distinct lens shapes, an almond-style, cat-eye or butterfly shape, to ensure good choices for all face shapes
The collection is presented in three distinct lens shapes, an almond-style, cat-eye or butterfly shape, to ensure good choices for all face shapes. Swarovski crystals shimmer alluringly in this ultralight titanium design. The colour combinations of fine gold with crystal-coloured gemstones, rhodium with lovely vintage rosé, and rosé gold with black diamonds make for timeless designs.
Silhouette International has a good-sized set-up with over 1,600 employees worldwide. The company reaches its collections to over 100 countries through 13 international subsidiaries. The products’ success and demand around the world has led to exports accounting for 95 per cent of its production.
Since 2017, the company has been a full-service provider of frames and lenses. In 2018 alone, around 1.9 million pairs of glasses were sold worldwide (including one million in Europe alone) under the company’s brands, Silhouette, Adidas Sport eyewear and Neubau eyewear.
Silhouette is available in India through the Mumbai-based Optimed Corporation, one of the leading distributors of the finest international optical brands.
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