Tag Archives : Blackfin

BLACKFIN LAMINA PLUS – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 COLLECTION

BLACKFIN LAMINA PLUS – SPRING/SUMMER 2017 COLLECTION

Year one of chapter three in the Blackfin story (III – I): Blackfin Lamina PLUS makes its debut. Blackfin meets acetate. A new material teamed with the deluxe hallmark of the brand is the defining feature of a collection of spectacle frames that bring together style and innovation. Top-class workmanship is on show in four new models made entirely of titanium but with cellulose acetate eye-rims. A clever combination that enriches the stylistic codes of the brand in which research and design are brought to life in original creative form. The feminine allure of models Glen Cove BF791 and Searose BF792, the former oval in shape, the latter more angular, emanates from the elongated top rim and the charm of the dual materials used for the frames is enhanced by the contrasting colours of the temples and eye-rims, such as mocha/pale pink and dark grey/green (Glen Cove) or mocha/beige and grey-green/coral (Searose). Bremen BF793 is the model for men. The classic rectangular shape acquires new personality from the play of the different materials that enhances the appeal of this frame in more sober colours such as gunmetal, dark tortoiseshell, grey or opaque blue. Cutler BF794 completes...
Filed in: Eyewear, Products
BLACKFIN – SKY’S THE LIMIT

BLACKFIN – SKY’S THE LIMIT

THE NEW 2017 COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN An altitude of 3000 meters, a breath-taking landscape, an extreme climate. This is Etna, Europe’s greatest active volcano, that is now the backdrop to the new Blackfin communications campaign, a unique natural setting that chimes perfectly with the soul of the eyewear brand, writing its history in a way that is far from the stereotypical conventions of advertising. The hostile surroundings present a challenge, testing our ability to exceed our own limits. The barren terrain, the harsh climate and the altitude of this unsettling environment are experienced as a stimulus to look deep within ourselves and transmit with ever more power the value and meaning of Blackfin, a meaning that goes far beyond its role as a mere frame, deeply involving all who create it and wear it. This inaccessible place, largely perceived as an obstacle, presents Blackfin with the perfect stage on which to conjure up images of amazing emotional intensity, displaying all the courageous vision of a company that over the years has never been fearful of overcoming difficulties and breaking with convention, daily putting ourselves to the test, reaching beyond ordinary mind-sets...
BLACKFIN – NEW STYLES FOR SUMMER 2016

BLACKFIN – NEW STYLES FOR SUMMER 2016

Innovation, style and glamour sum up the new models from Blackfin, the latest additions to the Spring/Summer 2016 eyewear collection. Models for men and women, whose distinctive designs feature an interplay of contours and thickness, interpreting the Blackfin mood anew: ultra-lightweight frames in titanium and beta-titanium with contrasting colours and top quality lenses. The men’s sunglass San Diego BF766 embodies all this, its large, angular lenses and double bridge have a strong 1970s feel. The slender lines are accentuated by the colour combinations: matte dark grey/yellow with gold mirrored lenses, dark grey/black with grey graduated-tint lenses and dark grey/gold with brown graduated-tint lenses. Palm Beach BF767 is the archetypical cats-eye shape interpreted in Blackfin style. A bold, hyper-feminine frame laden with retro-chic allure. The bas-relief sculpted top rim, its sinuous lines emphasised by a dual colour scheme, creates an attractive three-dimensional effect. This sunglass is available in three versions featuring the new colours mocha and dove-grey with graduated-tint lenses of the same tones. The new spectacle frames include the model Amelie BF763 whose soft...
Filed in: Eyewear, Products
Blackfin Scoops The Silmo d’Or

Blackfin Scoops The Silmo d’Or

The Silmo d’Or prize goes to Blackfin, the 100% Italian brand of titanium eyewear. This much- coveted golden statuette was awarded in the Frame Technological Innovation category for the Shark-lock patent, a revolutionary glazing system designed by Corrado Rosson (Senior VP of Product & Design for Blackfin) to hold the lenses firmly in the frame without the need for screws. The special grooving in the rim enables the lenses to be locked into the frame inside the thin sheet of metal, simply with the aid of a screwdriver. “We feel highly honoured to have won this prize” says a very happy Nicola Del Din, Managing Director of Pramaor. “It represents a valuable recognition of the commitment of our whole team and their enthusiasm for seeking constant improvement. Blackfin is a brand that has always invested in research and innovation, our goal being to offer a product of absolute excellence”. The Silmo d’Or prize is also a recognition of the production philosophy that the company encapsulates in the term neomadeinitaly. Nicola Del Din continues “This is also a prize for Italy and for all those who, like us, believe in the authenticity of the Italian product,...
Filed in: Industry Info
The Blackfin S/S 15 Collection Preview Essential Design, Exceptional Quality

The Blackfin S/S 15 Collection Preview Essential Design, Exceptional Quality

For the coming spring, Blackfin, the all-Italian titanium eyewear brand, is once again living up to its style imperatives – clean, uncluttered lines, exclusive design details and colours with personality to match the people who wear them. The excellent quality of the material and the blend of traditional craftsmanship with the latest technology add up to a product that every time reaffirms its power in modern, linear styling that is truly one of a kind. This excellence is plain to see in the new titanium models. Two optical frames, one for men and one for women, express that unique essence that is Blackfin and our pride in being all-Italian. The classic panto-shape, reinterpreted in a modern key, of Model BF728 KEY WEST, is sure to become a must-have for fans of this style. The vintage-look design retains the brand’s trademark unfussy, clear-cut lines enhanced by colour combinations that contrast understated with livelier tones for truly original solutions: midnight blue/sky blue, opaque dark grey/fluorescent green, chocolate brown/orange, deep purple/opaque fuchsia, opaque black/silver. Model BF727 MELVILLE is the frame for dynamic women bursting with personality. The slightly...
Filed in: Eyewear
Blackfin Style For A Truly Magnetic Look

Blackfin Style For A Truly Magnetic Look

The name says it all for this new sunglass model for women from the Blackfin Zero EDGE range. Model BF715 MAGNETIC perfectly encapsulates the very essence of this 100% Italian, titanium eyewear brand: style, design, research and innovation. The slim-line front frames the lenses that are the real stars of the show. The angular curves of the front stand in contrast to the taut arc that divides the massive lenses into two hemispheres each featuring a different mirror-finish. A design that is as bold as it is stylish, that attracts attention but without ostentation. “A magnetic contrast of lines and colours”, as designer Corrado Rosson defines it, yet designed for maximum lightness and comfort. The huge lenses ensure perfect all-round vision and sun-protection. The super-strong flexible beta-titanium frame has screw-free ATOM ZERO flexi-joints and patented Swordfish temple-tips that can be shortened at will for a perfect fit. Weighing in at a total of only 17.2g this is truly a triumph of design. Blackfin Zero EDGE MAGNETIC expresses all its personality in its three versions: opaque purple with multilayer purple/midnight blue mirrored lenses, opaque black with silver black/lemon...
Filed in: Eyewear
Prince Carl Philip Of Sweden  In Blackfin Glasses

Prince Carl Philip Of Sweden In Blackfin Glasses

The unmistakeable style of the 100% Made-in-Italy titanium frames has now won over Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. The second child of King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden has been immortalized on the pages of the glossy monthly magazine Damernas Värld (Women’s World) in a pair of two-tone grey/red Blackfin prescription glasses. The young prince is wearing model BF692 Portland, a highly original design with a double bridge, a distinctly vintage look revisited in a modern key provided by the use of titanium and the contrasting colour combination. This 100% eco-friendly, non-allergenic and nickel-free frame is entirely designed and manufactured in Italy according to the precepts of neomadeinitaly, a product combining understated elegance of style with the excellent mechanical properties that only Blackfin can guarantee.   Blackfin / Looking Beyond. Always. www.blackfin.eu www.facebook.com/blackfin.eyewear
Filed in: Eyewear
Costa’s New Realtree® Xtra® Camo Pattern Blends Perfectly Year Round

Costa’s New Realtree® Xtra® Camo Pattern Blends Perfectly Year Round

As fall hunting and fishing season kicks off, Costa announces the addition of its new frame color, Realtree® Xtra® camo, to select sunglass styles, hats and other gear. While the camo pattern blends perfectly year round in a wide variety of habitats, it blends best from the leaf change of fall through winter, then again in early spring before green-out. The Realtree Xtra camo pattern was created through a patented printing technology, featuring lifelike depth and unmatched realism, with subtle shadows, intricate textures and just the right amount of contrast. The pattern creates a 3-D effect with natural elements like tree trunks, large and small limbs, and warm, natural colors. Costa offers the Realtree Xtra camo pattern in several of its most popular premium performance sunglasses, including Blackfin, Fantail, Fisch, Hamlin and Zane. These styles are constructed from nearly indestructible co-injected molded nylon material, and offer a large wrap shape to protect from incoming backlight glare. Other features include proprietary hypoallergenic Hydrolite™ interior lining and temple tips to prevent slippage, frame vents to alleviate lens fogging (Fisch and Zane) and sturdy integral...
Filed in: Eyewear
Blackfin Introduces their Summer, Featherweight Style Titanium Sunglasses

Blackfin Introduces their Summer, Featherweight Style Titanium Sunglasses

The keynote for this summer is lightness according to Blackfin, the all-Italian eyewear brand. The two frames in the ZERO Edge line in beta-titanium display all that brand’s powerful personality, a unique combination of technology, quality and style. Barely a year since it made its debut on the market, the ultra-lightweight Blackfin ZERO Edge collection is completed with two sunglasses, models that are the perfect synthesis of design, research, fashion and personality in which maximum style is complemented by featherweight appeal. Model BF714 JAVA has instant impact. A frame that almost disappears, its huge square lenses are the star of the show, imparting a bold yet understated feminine look. The colour variations recall the Blackfin identity, echoing the dominant opacity of black frames with silver mirrored lenses, or dark brown frames with toning lenses in shades of brown/beige. The only exception is the opaque midnight-blue version with the exciting purple mirrored multi-layer lenses, a truly original colour contrast.   Model BF713 PERRY for men is a smash hit with lovers of classic linear design. The squared-off lenses are set in a frame featuring dark, brushed colours such...
Filed in: Eyewear
Blackfin and Bomboogie Together at Pitti

Blackfin and Bomboogie Together at Pitti

Blackfin design, technology and personality combine with Bomboogie energy and style in a limited edition capsule collection of sunglasses. Four of Blackfin’s most iconic models are embellished with Bomboogie detail and colour, creating a collection which was previewed at Pitti Immagine on the Bomboogie stand (Florence, 17-20 June 2014) alongside the new Spring/Summer 2015 fashion collection. Bomboogie is synonymous with vitality and dynamism, clothes for people whose take on life is full of enthusiasm and true grit. Boombogie people choose to face up to the world with courage, daily seeking out new directions and fresh challenges. Amazing synergy is the inevitable result of a philosophy that chimes so perfectly with the Blackfinethos. The sunglass collection, two models for men and two for women, blends the stylistic hallmarks of the two brands. Ultra-lightweight frames in titanium and beta titanium with taut, sculpted lines are now reinterpreted in Bomboogie style featuring that brand’s signature camouflage tones, military green, shades of black and fluorescent green flecked with yellow. All models have lenses with a mirror-finish or contrasting tints. These sunglasses are also...
Filed in: Eyewear
Costa’s Colors Pop with New 2014 Limited Edition Styles

Costa’s Colors Pop with New 2014 Limited Edition Styles

For outdoors enthusiasts looking to add a little pop of color to their spring season, Costa released five new limited edition frame options to select sunglasses for 2014. These vibrant, colorful styles are available in limited quantities at participating Costa retail outlets and online at www.costadelmar.com while supplies last. New frame color choices include the red-to-orange ombre Matte Sunset Fade and the fading blue Matte Caribbean Fade, available in Costa’s Caballito, Cut, Cat Cay and Prop styles. Lens colors vary, with retail prices of these sunglasses ranging from $149 to $219. Cut and Prop are also new with the Matte Tortuga Fade, featuring a gradual tortoise-to-green frame. The new lightweight, semi-rimless Austin style is offered for a short time in the Realtree® AP™ Pink camouflage pattern. It can be customized with Costa’s gray or copper patented color-enhancing 580P™ lenses. The limited edition Austin style retails for $179. The opaque Matte Crystal with Blue Trim limited edition frame color gives Costa’s Blackfin, Corbina, Saltbreak and Zane a whole new look. The blue no-slip Hydrolite™ rubberized interior trim and temple tips provide superior comfort fit,...
Filed in: Eyewear
President Of Football Club Barcelona Seen With Blackfin

President Of Football Club Barcelona Seen With Blackfin

  Sandro Rosell, President of Soccer Club Barcelona, seen a few days ago at a press conference with BLACKFIN. He is wearing a Blackfin Zero BF689 WIND DANCER Photo courtesy of Villa Eyewear
Blackfin. Looking Beyond. Always.

Blackfin. Looking Beyond. Always.

Colour, lightness, style, femininity: these are the characteristics that make the new frame of the Blackfin collection truly unique; Blackfin, a brand produced by Pramaor Italian titanium eyewear and distributed in the US by Villa Eyewear. The unique manufacturing process of Titanium and Beta Titanium with well-advanced techniques gives rise to models with a refined, modern and trendy design. All frames are made in Italy, processing the material at minimum thicknesses which ensure both absolute lightness and exceptional resistance. Furthermore, the patented SWORDFISH temple-tip – which, thanks to the “pre-programmed break” system, permits you to change the original length of the temple in three simple steps – and the pins in Greenspect PVC ensure a perfect and comfortable fit. Wide, but light, topical, but with a wink to a little retro shapes, the model Blackfin BF639 BALTIMORE distinguishes itself for the combination of sober colours in contrast with neon colours in opaque finish: matt grey/fluo pink, night blue/opaque blue, dark grey/white, opaque violet/grey, brown/pearlescent antique rose. The titanium front with the determined shape, combined with the thin and extra-light...
Filed in: Eyewear, Sunwear
Villa Eyewear Launches BioEyes

Villa Eyewear Launches BioEyes

Titanium is the heart around which we build our products. It’s as resistant as steel, but 40% lighter. Titanium is a technological, resistant, biocompatible, non toxic and hypoallergenic material. The field of application of Titanium: Aeronautic, Space Industry, Military sector, Medical sector, Sports. NEOMADEINITALY Each frame is completely manufactured in Italy that’s why “neomadeinItaly”: a new Italian model of doing that represents a tribute to Human resources and to the true “made In Italy”. Pramaor has translated and codified its own model of business development for a constant comparison with other Italian entrepreneurial excellence. The constant inclination to research and to work lies in the DNA of companies which, like Pramaor, are contributing in other areas to the definition of a new Italian model of producing. This new model is being recognized with “neomadeinitaly” and result in great attention to context, services, people, employees, suppliers, the world and the environment, with the aim of creating products that arise from the pleasure to work, from seriousness, from research in the field of technology and of materials. BIOEYES A new generation of ultralight...
Filed in: Eyewear
Villa Eyewear To Distrbute Paramor

Villa Eyewear To Distrbute Paramor

As of July 2012 Villa Eyewear entered in an agreement for the exclusive US distribution of Pramaor brands: Blackfin and Bioeyes. PRAMAOR established in 1971 for the production of eyewear frames and sunglasses, immediately highlighting a constant technological innovation and a great commitment to quality, flexibility and reliability of the product. With this strategies, in 1991 the company decided to take a new road, decidedly challenging but highly stimulating, towards a new frontier of quality and performance in the production of frames: TITANIUM In fact, only PURE TITANIUM (characterized by the complete absence of nickel and therefore completely hypoallergenic) and BETA TITANIUM (a likewise biocompatible material, considerably more expensive, but more flexible and stronger than the first) are used for the construction of the frames. In its headquarter near Agordo, in the district of Belluno, PRAMAOR has set up a new model of development called neomadeinitaly™ that combines the traditional attention to the “Made in Italy” quality with a new creative and productive impulse. The neomadeinitaly™ is based on the concepts of design ‘par excellence’ and craftsmanship control....
Filed in: Eyewear
© 2012 C&E Vision's Industry News Feed. All rights reserved.
Service Provided By CandE Vision Services.