After a few collaborations with labels specialized in the fashion industry, such as APC or Carhartt, Retrosuperfuture and ECAL have teamed up to celebrate to work again with the students from the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship. They have worked on surprizing and festive eyewear and sunglasses but also more commercial pieces for the classic collections.
Collaboration (2018) by Savvas Lazaridis, Angele Fourteau, Naroot Pitisongswat, Maximilian Maertens
The celebration capsule collection I created for RETROSUPERFUTURE trakes us back to antiquity and specifically in ancient Greece. I focused on the iconic and best selling glasses, Ilaria, that inspired me for its feminine and dynamic shape. Taking the laurel crown as a starting point, a symbol of glory in ancient times, I decorated the Ilaria glasses as a reference to women who already used to decorate their outfits, dresses, hands or hair with pieces of jewellery. This symbol of glory is also a perfect way to graphically celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand, as an award for all that has been accomplished.
This project is inspired by the graphical structures and the aerial lines of inconic bridges and viaducts from Italy. I was interested by the idea that those lines support the entire structure and at the same time connect two places exactly like the metallic nose pad in the Panama or Giaguaro SUPER’s iconic shapes. For the 10th anniversary of RETROSUPERFUTURE I wanted to develop this idea of a bridge in a literal way through glasses, using graphical lines based on architecture.
These glasses are a perfect metaphor for the future and the visionary spirit of RETROSUPERFUTURE. Since the beginning I was directly seduced by the brand’s innovative aesthetic, that takes inspiration (with a lot of respect) on the past through vintage shapes of classic glasses. This contemporary vision is represented here by an extrusion of the TUTTOLENTE iconic shape that emphasize the character of the brand and celebrates its 10th anniversary - like binoculars that brings you further in the future.
For this project I was first inspired by the subtle lines of the TUTTOLENTE collection. The clear lines of the glasses create a naked body without any protection or shell yet very strong and sophisticated. For the 10th anniversary of SUPER, I wanted to design a unique piece that illustrates strength and lightness at the same time: a transparent mask assembled on a metallic helmet in order to show a clear contrast between these two elements, as a celebration of the past and the future.