Inspired by Sophia Loren, the ”Miss Eleganza” of the 1960s, fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm and MYKITA have created a sunglasses model that
celebrates a new contemporary psychedelic style.
VIOLETTA, the first design collaboration in the LITE collection, boasts a bold form and an unusual colour combination. The first frame features fine gold
rims enveloping the teardrop-oval lenses, which have a subtle green glow in the upper half and transcend to a rosé colour above the cheekbones. In the
second version, likewise made of light stainless steel, the blue-to-cognac colour scheme is complemented by a matt-silver frame.
”For years our collections have featured color gradients created with the help of the tie-dye technique. VIOLETTA was a progression of this style, which
enjoys a long tradition with us” says Bernhard Willhelm. The desire for an unconventional color blend to fit the collection saw the creation of the color
combinations Green/Rose and Blue/Cognac.
At the same time, the cosmetic lenses constitute visual make-up; the upper color gleams in green or blue-like eye shadow, while the lower section
emphasizes the cheeks as rouge would. Depending on how the viewer looks through the VIOLETTA model, the world has an intensely blue, brown, green
or rosé-colored look. Get shady in this hot new collection, set to drop for Fall/Winter 2011.
By Lisa Hart
POSTED April 16, 2011
IN THE MARKET
MYKITA Berlin & Bernhard Willhelm Create Sophia Loren Inspired
”Miss Eleganza” Sunglasses for Fall/Winter 2011