OXYDO wearable sculptures
Italian eyewear powerhouse Safilo is the force behind globally renowned names in eyewear, with a portfolio encompassing Dior, Fendi, Elie Saab, and more. In partnership with Materialise, Safilo’s avant-garde OXYDO FW 2017 collection uses 3D printing to create an all-new interpretation of the Italian fashion aesthetic.
Breaking the rules of eyewear design once again, OXYDO introduces a new signature collection where aesthetics, research, and innovation meet in unexpected ways. The FW17 collection fuses artistic exploration and creative experimentation into an unconventional design that strikes the perfect balance between avant-garde and functionality.
Made entirely in Italy through the alliance of eyewear expertise and the most advanced production techniques, the new OXYDO styles become true wearable sculptures; symbols of a contemporary vision that looks to the future by mixing eclectic forms, high-quality materials, and ever more multi-dimensional details designed to accentuate the quirky architectural forms.
“We wanted to walk a line between minimalism and opulence, and we focused on leveraging the capabilities of 3D printing to produce very fine ornamentation while keeping a very minimal silhouette. We were also interested in how the next generation of ornamentation might look. As we are able to produce finer and finer structures, we started to question on a deeper level how one might ornament these microstructures and not simply be a rational expression of efficiency.”
— New York Artist Francis Bitoni
Photos courtesy of Safilo S.p.A. NV