Marni by Retrosuperfuture

Retrosuperfuture continues its creative partnership with Marni, the iconic Milanese fashion brand, with the release of a new statement eyewear collection for the Spring/Summer 2024 season. The three new silhouettes are distinctive, sculptural and include beautiful shell-inspired patterns as well as solid colours

The new designs bring together RSF’s knowledge of materials and production technologies, with Marni’s aesthetic research. The selection was created with a particular emphasis on their tactile, material quality and high-end craftsmanship with the three silhouettes, Magneticus, Caelicola and Dark Doodad, having been designed by drawing inspiration from theatrical masks, with their exuberant, archetypal characters matching Marni’s distinctive and beautifully quirky aesthetics.  Above + below: model Caeolicola in “starshell” – the shape is described as an ironic take on classic cat-eyes – it features a unique pointed shape with curved rims and triangular lenses – the Marni branding is handset with an enamel finish within the temples

Götti Switzerland
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OGI Eyewear
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GIGI STUDIOS
SILMO Paris 20-23 SEPT 2024
Exciting patterned frame design: Marni’s “mischievous” Magneticus sunglasses in “Lava” – the frame also comes in black, “Lazuli” and pink

To emphasize the construction and material quality of each silhouette, RSF and Marni have ventured into in-depth archival research to create custom-made acetate finishes. Working with Mazzucchelli, the designers have crafted exclusive natural finishes. For Magneticus, a lava-like finish in deep red, brown and dusty pink tones; for Caelicola a pearlescent, layered finish in gray, black and white with brown touches. All the finishes were designed to highlight the thick, opulent construction of each piece, elevating their materiality and craftsmanship. In addition to these exclusive colours, all three models also come in a classic black finish with red enameled branding as well as in a bright solid tinted acetates – green, yellow blue and red – with contrasting coloured lenses in bright blue, acid yellow or orange.  Find out more at www.retrosuperfuture.com