ic! berlin presents a collection of eight metal frames for women who see their glasses as jewelry. This collection of frames comes in four gorgeous colors is inspired by the glamour of the 50s and 60s while looking to the future with feminine modernity.
What The designers say: Q&A with collection designers Sarah Hartbo and Paula Immich:
What’s the idea behind your collection ”Something I want… to tell you”?
That glasses are a piece of jewellery. “Something I want… to tell you” is a tongue-in-cheek response to women’s obsession with wanting beautiful things: ‘I want’ in our case is the ‘thing’ – the glasses. We counteract this materialistic demand with ‘to tell you’ and raise it to a level of interpersonal communication.
Describe your philosophy in 50 words or less
It’s about communication, proximity and intimacy; the tension between the high tech and the desire for emotional, tangible experiences in a digital world. Intimacy implies nakedness, perhaps through the reduction of material. A new interpretation of “less is more”.
Was there a particular inspiration?
The shapes are reminiscent of the 50s and 60s; the era of panto metal frames, browlines and cat eyes. Our ultramodern collection reimagines these traditional styles in subtle, modern materials – the cool technology of ic! berlin meets a classical aesthetic.
Which colours have you incorporated into the collection, and why?
Rosé gold is retro, luxurious, the ‘more’ of ‘less is more’, warm and ornamental. Fashion silver is futuristic, the ‘less’ of ‘less is more’, cool, modern, forward- thinking. Electric light olive is the natural colour for all natural beauties. These metal colourways are decorative, lustrous, ornamental and precious, because the glasses are jewellery. And we chose a dark graphite model to be the Little Black Dress of the face.