July 05, 2019
Stylish, quality materials. Three colour laminations. Intriguing metal details.
The new VOLTE FACE collection, the work of eyewear designer Fanelie Colomb, brings together a unique and feminine mix of style and colour, ready for Spring.
Clodagh Norton talked to the young designer at MIDO 2019.
Q: The VOLTE FACE collection embodies Parisian chic. How is this theme explored in the collections launched at MIDO in February?
A: The MIDO collection is created in luxury materials that work well together, such as Italian acetate, with exclusive laminations and titanium combinations. The Volte Face brand still plays with pattern, with inspiration coming from fashion fabrics, volumes of the art déco period, and artistic, high-end jewellery.
Q: What is offered in terms of the mix of materials and style of the acetate materials?
A: We prefer to use patterns on the metal parts, to give a delicate effect to the frame. Metal treatments and finishes are like jewellery, with colours ranging from champagne to a modern take on pink gold. The Volte Face collection continues to offer its original combination of acetate laminations, exclusively made in France - exploring deep colour associations.
Q: The cat eye shape and the round/oval designs are very popular this season. Are these shapes in the line?
A: Yes, we are offering one elegant acetate "almond" shape, model MERRY in four very original colour proposals. At MIDO we launched an oversized round shape – model MINA in thin titanium. We also played with retro elements, and combination frames with metal tops and acetate combined.
Q: What is the general inspiration for the line?
A: We focus on jewellery details, fashion volumes, fabric textures, and art deco patterns. I am also inspired by tableware, crystal structures and architectural details.
Q: How many new models are offered, and can you explain the most interesting details to be aware of for the Spring/Summer designs?
A: We launched 9 new models in our collection for MIDO 19. And you will notice the original and exclusive work on the materials and colours, with metal treatments and laminations.
Q: VOLTE FACE has become an important part of the JEAN-FRANÇOIS REY portfolio of eyewear collections, sold internationally. Has the brand grown in recognition in the last years, and should we expect more news from the brand in 201
A: Volte Face continues to propose its unique DNA, which focuses very much on chic Parisian femininity and the exclusive production in France. We also work together with our international sales team at the very beginning of the development of each collection, ensuring we are doing our best to answer the customers’ needs.
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