Volte Face // Collection SS2020

Appreciated for its timeless charm and its “classic offbeat” style, the VOLTE FACE PARIS brand embodies Parisian elegance, luxury and refined. If the collections bear witness to the spirit of the times and artistic trends such as Art Deco, which are still very present, they nevertheless remain very close to the founding requirements: jewel inspiration, chiseled acetates, detailed decorations, elaborate finishes and sophisticated palettes. Its frames are fashioned from the finest materials, mixing exclusive colors and unexpected transparencies, precious color charts, textured effects and refined details. The beauty of the harmonies, the richness of the style and the materials combined to the sober elegance of the forms make each frame an exceptional piece, infinitely feminine. Combining discreet luxury and contemporary refinement, the brand has known how to invent its own chic, influenced by jewelry crafts, decorative arts, haute couture and contemporary art. Finding the rare and unique object that will inspire a decoration detail or a combination of colors is a permanent creative quest for Fanélie COLOMB, designer of the brand. Each frame is an intimate creation, thought to be worn as a unique and exceptional piece. Adorned with sophisticated materials, with small chic details or sublimated by bright palettes, the VOLTE FACE PARIS models showcase French eyewear traditional craftsmanship.

Collection SS2020, The revelation through the frame.

The new collection draws its strength from silhouettes that exacerbate a free and subtly powerful femininity. It focuses on the interconnection between the frame and the aesthetic with a strong design intention to illuminate and reveal the look, taking care to work on each detail. The models revisit the potential of the creativity of materials and color associations. Unexpected light effects, hidden details, sculpted volumes, textured materials, new and extremely varied colors, and a wealth of acetate collages: the brand offers a wide range of stylistic alternatives that influence creations by placing the gaze at the center of the artistic process. Each piece strives to magnify the different inspirations of the brand by drawing on its best know-how: Art Deco lines and patterns (ORLA, OHM, OLGA, OFÉLIE), precious details borrowed from fine jewelry (ORLA, OHM), textured effects and elaborated collages from contemporary textiles (OLIVE, ORELY, ONYX, ORIANE, OLA).

OLGA, OFELIE

Volte Face JF Rey - OFELIE4001
Volte Face JF Rey - OFELIE2001
Volte Face JF Rey - OLGA9095
Volte Face JF Rey - OLGA2550

These two large and strong forms come as real pieces of contemporary jewelry and are a perfect alchemy of elegance and geometry. They are distinguished by an openwork cut on their top where lines of Art Deco inspiration reinterpret the refined geometry of the jewels with an airy grace and a resolutely modern assurance. The frames take on unique sparkles and capture the eye thanks to the two-color treatment carried out on metal, the faceted volume of which intensifies the play of light. The aesthetics and the stylistic richness of the acetate materials combined with reworked colors magnify the volume and the elegance of the frames. For a chic and assertive look, imprint of fluidity and lightness.

ONYX, ORIANE, OLA

Volte Face JF Rey - ORIANE9040
Volte Face JF Rey - ONYX3005
Volte Face JF Rey - ONYX0599
Volte Face JF Rey - ORIANE9970
Volte Face JF Rey - ORLA0960
Volte Face JF Rey - ORLA1001

These new models have been handmade in the most beautiful Italian manufactures. They are inspired by the iconic technical folds of couture pieces who made the reputation of Issey Miyake, remarkably interpreted by a work in volume of the acetate. The material is delicately sculpted using a sharp milling technique that gives the frames exceptional shine and reflections. The chiseled effects, the rhythms, the reliefs and the plays of light come to structure the face and give character to the models. The refreshing aesthetics of the frames are carried by unique combinations of materials and multicolored ranges that give the line its modern spirit, between strength and balance. A line that reflects Parisian elegance and the expertise of the house.

OLIVE, ORELY

Volte Face JF Rey - OLIVE8020
Volte Face JF Rey - OLIVE9940
Volte Face JF Rey - ORELY1060
Volte Face JF Rey - ORELY7030

The models OLIVE and ORELY interpret the codes of the sports outfits from the 80s on retro and colorful shapes. The design is focused on an original lamination technique carried out by a colored stripe which contrasts with textured acetate and draws on the face an aesthetic and creative geometry. Highlighter effect with a fine engraving on the eye outline and harmonious compositions reworked in vintage shades give the frames a very modern and retro-sporty style. New eyewear propositions that change the look and the attitude.

ORLA, OHM

Volte Face JF Rey - ORLA9020
Volte Face JF Rey - ORLA0150
Volte Face JF Rey - OHM2501
Volte Face JF Rey - OHM0980

ORLA and OHM: the luxury of details. These two retro shapes inspired by traditional techniques of fine jewelry delivers a beautiful Guilloché decoration in a modern and colorful metal/acetate composition. They highlight the richness of the materials giving the frames contemporary refinement and precious character. The style is carried by the contrast between the exclusive colors and the extremely detailed metal decoration highlighting delicate Art Deco patterns. The brand’s know-how is expressed in the subtle work of volumes and thicknesses
with meticulous technical assemblies and absolutely impeccable finishes.


Free press release: VOLTE FACE PARIS

Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded “International Optical Personality of the Year” for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 410.000 eyecare professionals.

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