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Polarised sunglasses: don’t go skiing or surfing without!

There are sunglasses and sunglasses. This is exactly what we could experience during a boat trip organized by Silhouette Eyewear a few weeks ago. The Austrian brand wanted to show us how polarised spectacle lenses can make a difference to the eye. Polarised sunglass lenses reduce light glare and eyestrain and as such they improve vision and safety in the sun. Our conclusion: don’t go skiing or surfing without!

By Anja Van Der Borght 

Architecture, furniture industry and fashion… Silhouette Eyewear synthesised the best of these worlds into two new amazing eyewear collections: Infinity View and Momentum Select. To emphasize this the boat trip organized by Silhouette Eyewear on the Mar-i-Cel (a yaught build in 1932 by J.W. Brooke in Lowestoft (UK)) took us past some iconic Antwerp buildings like the Havenhuis by Zaha Hadid. The good thing about these collections is that all the eyewear models with their innovative designs can be fitted with uv-protective Silhouette Vision Sensation® lenses that are available in a wide range of colours. 

Admiring the Havenhuis by Zaha Hadid.
The Mar-i-Cel build in 1932 by J.W. Brooke in Lowestoft (UK)
Dress by Guess

The patented Silhouette Light Management® technology offers the highest protection against harmful UV rays. These specially developed Silhouette lenses with maximum light transmission create a pleasant brightening effect, guarantee brilliant colour perception with high contrast and offer optimal protection against light reflection. We put those sunglasses to the test during a bright sunny day at The Scheldt in Antwerp and can confirm that polarised spectacle lenses reduce light reflection in an amazing way, and give your eyes much more rest. Our test made clear that these kind of lenses that protect your eyes are indispensable during water or wintersports. 

Silhouette Light Management® technology offers the highest protection against harmful UV rays. Our test made clear that these kind of lenses that protect your eyes are indispensable during water or wintersports. 

Infinity View collection
Infinity View collection

Infinity View collection
Feather-light and transparent materials have been used successfully in architecture and the furniture industry for more than 150 years. Glass even plays an essential role in modern building styles. We associate it with positive properties such as openness, light and airiness. The Crystal Palace, an iconic building by Joseph Paxton from 1851, put glass on the map as a building material. Since then, transparency has not only been an important theme in architecture, but also in the world of furniture. Just think of the unconventional Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck. Its shape is baroque, but the material was developed through an innovative, industrial process. Silhouette Eyewear has combined all of these qualities of transparency into its new Infinity View collection: prescription glasses with fully rimmed frames for a clean minimalist style. The Infinity View seamlessly blends the lenses and frame to create the illusion of a single piece. What’s more, thanks to the combination of polyamide and titanium, the glasses – available in various colours – are transparent and feather-light. 

Momentum Select collection

Do you have a square face? Then the round lenses give you a softer look. Do you have a round face? Then go for contrasting angles to make your face look slimmer. 

Momentum Select collection

Little black dress
But Silhouette also attaches importance to its classics. With the new Momentum Select collection, the Austrian eyewear brand breathes new life into a classic – the little black dress among eyewear. Few colour combinations contrast as classily as gold and black. Gold is the colour of luxury, black the colour of elegance and timelessness. The perfect example of this is the LBD or ‘little black dress’, a simple black dress that fits every occasion. In any case, the classic combination of black and gold never goes out of fashion. The four different lens shapes within the Momentum Select collection make these glasses with contemporary frame shapes real eye-catchers.

Exclusively available at a number of opticians. 

Info www.silhouette.com

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