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Notes | October 4, 2018

FACE A FACE – Synaesthesia

The French brand has explored the phenomenon ‘Synaesthesia’, the ability to mix senses and literally taste shapes or hear a colour

words Editorial Staff

Taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. Are you ready to mix your senses? This is the last challenge of FACE A FACE. This season the French brand has not only looked at the world of fine art to find inspiration, but it has also explored the phenomenon ‘Synaesthesia’, the ability to mix senses and literally taste shapes or hear a color. ‘Many famous artists are gifted with synaesthesia and have the ability to see and sense colour and form in a way that is surreal to others,’ explains Pascal Jaulent, Head of Design at FACE A FACE, and elaborates ‘We have found it very intriguing and fascinating to explore the many dimensions of this ability.’

The new optical collection blends classic Art Deco designs with modern poetry, creating sophisticated and delicate concepts, each unique like fine sculptures. Playful transparencies highlight the contrasts between being and not being, challenging the viewer and creating optical illusions. The new audacious eyewear sun collection is playful in colours, with sculptured profiles full of drama and the finest craftmanship available. FACE A FACE has created a mesmerizing collection that twinkles, inspired by Art Deco, rays of light and sophisticated deconstructions. The colour palette is soft and beautiful, and the addition of stunning lenses turn each concept into a true piece of art.

Inspired by surrealism, Bocca Mania has thin golden temples that look exclusive and contrast the generously sculpted front. At the tip of the temple you will find the infamous Bocca shoe. Explore the amazing new butterfly shapes, slightly pointed and with a fine colourful indentation echoing the lips of the Bocca mouth. Meyer echoes the aesthetic of the steel frame windows from the first Bauhaus manifesto by architects Adolf Meyer and Walter Gropius. The strong outlines are formed by pressing two layers of acetate together creating a unique expression. Spark plays with a golden bridge and golden temples in this extravagant sun concept. The transparent line deconstructs the front like a beam of light, creating a new geometry of the frame. This is inspired by the ‘Anarchitecture’ of Gordon Matta Clark.