Annette and Daniela Felder, the glamorous German twins behind the Felder Felder label, are taking the fashion world by storm – and now they are also collaborating with Silhouette on timeless, sophisticated creations. The Felder sisters have designed a bespoke selection of Silhouette glasses and limited edition lens cloths revealed during London Fashion Week, February 2014.
In their clothing line, the sisters work closely with textures and colors, and their Fall/Winter 2014 collection is all about warmth and comfort, inspired by warm tones. The timelessness of Felder Felder’s signature pieces translates into unique lens creations for Silhouette, guaranteed to cause a sensation.
“Our designs this season are inspired by visual artist Gerhard Richter and his unique use of color,” says Daniela Felder, who opted for hues in the Silhouette collection that are boldly unusual for eyewear. The result is refreshing, and complements the palette of the new Felder Felder line.
Felder Felder joined with Silhouette’s head designer Roland Keplinger and his team in Austria to develop these unique designs with a contemporary rimless interpretation, inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s classic frames. “It was really exciting for us to work together,” says Keplinger. Keplinger continues: “Designers are always surprised at the extent to which you can realize ideas with rimless eyewear. You can get very creative with the shape, color and size of the lenses. This series is so versatile it will inspire eyeglass wearers and eye care professionals, too.”
“The clarity and minimalism of the design of this rimless eyewear open up undreamed-of possibilities for individualizing and shading,” say the designer twins, delighted by the fact that this is their first eyewear collection to hit the catwalk.
The Felder Felder capsule for Silhouette is the eyewear brand’s first design collaboration, specially created for the Felder Felder show at London Fashion Week. For Silhouette, it is the exciting start of a number of concept eyewear collections, with plans to incorporate into upcoming collections. For information on shape and drilling coordinates of the Felder & Felder Collection by Silhouette, visit silhouettelab.com.
What began in 1964 as a vision of glasses as a decorative device is today the world’s leading brand of light and high quality glasses – Silhouette. Silhouette makes the world’s lightest glasses, created 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, weighing only 1.8 grams, without screws, hinges or rims. Silhouette glasses have traveled into space 35 times with astronauts, gone around the globe with the Vienna Philharmonic, and have been worn by a number of celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, business and politics.