Safilo Group, Italian eyewear creator, manufacturer and worldwide distributor honors Harper’s BAZAAR’s 150th anniversary with “First in Fashion–First in Eyewear,” an exclusive eyewear collaboration that sees two pioneers in their respective fields affirm trendsetting thought leadership powered by unique heritage.
Safilo’s origins as a world-leading Italian eyewear manufacturer date back to its first factory established in the Cadore Valley of the Italian Alps in 1878 and Harper’s BAZAAR is America’s first fashion magazine, first published in 1867 in New York City. Both share a heritage of authenticity and innovation as enduring trendsetters, exploring the extraordinary fusion of art, design and fashion.
To design the capsule collection, Safilo worked closely with Harper’s BAZAAR’s editorial team seeking inspiration in the magazine’s archives and famous photography over the decades. The collection was designed in Safilo’s New York global design studio on Fifth Avenue. Its Italian engineers created the product to deliver the industry’s top standards of quality, technical precision, fit and comfort. Every product was crafted in Safilo’s Italian manufacturing ateliers. Made of the highest quality materials, the styles combine exquisite artisanship, innovative compositions and aesthetic unicity.
“Safilo is honored to collaborate with Harper’s BAZAAR on this exclusive eyewear celebration of 150 years of extraordinary thought leadership in art, design, and fashion. I cannot imagine a more befitting interpretation of this fusion than the sunglass as an enduring accessory of excellence,” says Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo. “With this ‘First in Fashion–First in Eyewear’ collection, we have invested ourselves, as industry founder, with the very best of our design inspired eyewear craftsmanship, innovation and product excellence, offering a disruptive view of eyewear excellence. With this collection, we proudly join the world in honoring Harper’s BAZAAR.”
“It is a pleasure to partner with Safilo on a 150th capsule collection—a celebration of the past with a keen eye for what’s next, the perfect way to have your eye on fashion,” says Glenda Bailey, Harper’s BAZAAR Editor in Chief.
Each style will be available in a limited run of 50 numbered pieces. They will be available through the magazine’s online shopping destination ShopBAZAAR which will send consumers directly to Bergdorf Goodman, the exclusive retailer for the collection, for purchase. Retail pricing for the collection ranges from $475 to $525.
The Harper’s BAZAAR September issue will feature this exclusive eyewear collaboration and open pre-sales on ShopBAZAAR.com on August 16th. The collection will become available in store at Bergdorf Goodman on September 1st.
A celebration of feminine freedom of expression and non-conformity that exploded in the late ‘60s, this distinct aviator, with thick profiles, is a masterpiece in duality played between rigor and sinuosity. Cosmetic light blue round lenses and an accentuated key-hole bridge add to the dramatic design of the frame which is presented in transparent and brown striped horn acetate. MSRP: $475.00
Fashion spreads of space-age fashionistas served as inspiration for this impactful shield that exudes the self-confidence of a modern woman with essential lines in gold colored metal that is light and warmly tinted. The strong character of this style is reflected in the thin translucent striped horn acetate that frames the metal profile around the lens and wide profile temples for a luxurious result. MSRP: $500.00
Zero: An unexpected distillation between past and future, modern and classic, this geometric-shaped frame-within-a-frame construction inspired by ‘60s fashion photography produces a brow effect thanks to two slender gold metal wires – fused into acetate – which simultaneously creates a unique solid surface above the nose bridge, as well as a silhouetted effect below it. Demure gold metal temples provide added sophistication. MSRP: $525.00