April

Blackfin & Bocelli: Musical philanthropy

His voice, charisma and courage are recognised worldwide. Andrea Bocelli’s tenor renditions in opera and on records have charmed and captivated millions. Bocelli, (above image) completely blind since he was twelve years old, launched the Andrea Bocelli foundation that he created so people “can find energy and real opportunities to give the best of themselves expressing their potential.” The concept of the Foundation is to support and help give the most vulnerable members of society a “voice” of their own, and new opportunities.

Andrea Bocelli with Voices of Haiti

Blackfin, the fine quality creator of beautiful eyewear designed and produced in Italy, continues the company’s philanthropic work with their support of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. Blackfin has been active with the Foundation since 2015, and has also been a long-time supporter of Voices of Haiti, an impressive and accomplished choir of sixty talented children aged between nine and fifteen, who come from some of the poorest areas of Port-au-Prince. Thanks to music, the members of the choir have found a musical way of escaping violence and poverty, working hard to develop their talent. The young music enthusiasts follow a structured course of study with tenacity and discipline, and they achieved a successful objective – together. Voices of Haiti are featured on the Maestro’s latest musical project – his album “Si” – a musical celebration of family, love, faith and hope.

Bocelli with Italian ballet dancer Carla Fracci at Teatro Del Silenzio

Blackfin commented: “It is a great honour for us to support the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, and we are particularly excited to see – and hear – the magic of these youngsters who, under the guidance of Andrea Bocelli, have been given the chance of a new life. It is a message of hope and values.” Discover more about the Foundation and Blackfin at: www.andreabocellifoundation.org www.blackfin.eu JG

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Rose Flowers+Geometry Veruschka

Lu.Pa

Lucia Pasin launched her stunning new collection in Milan – frames that are colourful and inspiring. Luxurious flowers blossom on cellulose acetate – an ecological raw material – with creative textures, powerful shapes, and fresh characteristics. Rose Flowers+Geometry Veruschka highlights care for details, and Pasin’s intuitive understanding for designs that are elegant, feminine and strong. “My frames are indeed for a woman who knows the pleasure of ornament,” says the Italian designer. More details at www.lupastudio.it JG

SILMO Paris Nord Villepinte 24 - 27 Sept 2021
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ROLF Spectacles
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OGI Eyewear
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Frida

Spectacle Eyeworks

The acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is a source of inspiration for Spectacle Eyeworks in Canada. Frida (above) comes with five different colours of Brow pieces, originally inspired by Kahlo’s quote: “Nothing is absolute, everything changes, everything moves, everything revolutionizes…” Frida represents agility and change with the varied colour “brow pieces.” www.spec-eyeworks.com JG

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Alium S 1

Face à Face

The Alium S 1 is the latest addition in this line of pure lightweight aluminium designs by the French eyewear design company. Impressively, the new Alium styles are 25% thinner than previous designs and each one features miniature air vents at the temple – invisible when worn, but technically exciting as there is no soldering – this creates a flex hinge that’s strong and durable. The Alium frames come in fantastic eye-popping shades as well as more conservative tones with bright inner linings. A perfect balance of design tech and modern fashionable styling, and one of our highlights at the shows this year. www.faceaface-paris.com CN

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Amethyst

RVS by V.

Super light and as colorful as ever, the Titanium Collection by Turkish label RVS by V. now features seven statement frames, in three different colourways  – as sunglasses or glasses. The designs have a rubber-effect matte finish typical of the brand’s attention to detail and much featured in its acetate line. The ‘Amethyst’, in Black/Gold brings together a trendy split colour front – a look for the season – and small fluo details at the temple tips for a modern, edgy look. Now available worldwide and soon online at rvsbyv.com. CN

 

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