In the 70s Austria was a land of interesting contrasts and creative design. Silhouette’s impressive “FUTURA COLLECTION” that is still one of the most wanted collectibles in the scene. It was the aera of the two great companies in Linz/Upper-Austria on the one hand the Anger Connection with Serge Kirchhofer and Cari Zalloni with their fresh designs for Carrera and Saphira, on the other the Schmied family who founded Silhouette in 1964. The brand became popular due to actress Sylvia Kristel in the 70s.
The sunglasses Design department for the Playboy Brand produced by Optyl was settled in the inner city of Vienna. It was the time of the biggest 70s satellite residental park “ALT ERLAA” by architect Harry Glück
Since the early 1960s the classic black and white contrast was always in the focus of designers and the fashion scene. Remember Emma Peel “The Avengers” or Helmut Newton’s Lady on the zebra couch by the pool. In the 80s Silhouette designed a famous frame the 3040 and mixed the 60s origin with a famous 80s frame geometry
Never seen a more amazing art work on vintage sunglasses. vintage sunglasses collage by Mik Khunmuay Optical Thailand. All celebrities on one grafik. Rhianna wearing the Jean Paul Gaultier Eiffel tower, Lady Gaga Christian Dior 2030, Yoko Ono her Porsche 5620 by Carrera, Elton John his Futura by Silhouette, RUN DMC Cazal eyewear, Bruce Lee and many more, and in the middle Guy Ritchies CAZAL 856 Rock n Rolla….