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Notes | April 18, 2019

Berluti and Thélios eyewear collection

Six different sunglass models inspired by Berluti’s signature patina, the traditional process for colouring leather

words Editorial Staff

There’s something new: Berluti and Thélios introduce their first eyewear collection, prominently featured in Kris Van Assche’s inaugural fashion show for the Parisian Maison. Six different sunglass models are inspired by Berluti’s signature patina, the traditional process for colouring leather. Which this season is reinterpreted by Kris Van Assche, taking on a new light and a wealth of red, yellow, blue and green hues which saturate garments and accessories as well as eyewear.

The collection is also a tribute to the old marble tables at which craftsmen hand-dye the patina of shoes in Berluti’s manifattura in Ferrara. The dye-splattered marble is replicated with striated acetate on the eyewear frames. Timeless shapes and classic materials including light metal and deep-coloured, ultra resistant acetate meet understated luxury finishings, such as the iconic B logo discreetly placed over the hinges or the nose pads and a 1895 signature on the lenses. A mirror treatment with a patina-inspired ombré effect applied to the lenses – in two distinctive shades, Blue Flash and Read Flash – puts an audaciously modern spin on the design. Halo, Neon, Bright, Spectre, Sparkle and Shine are the names of the new models.