A chic take on a playful 60’s classic: A subtle yet whimsical cat-eye rendered in an ultra-light technical frame.
Starlets from the 60’s were just a starting point for the look of Arise, but the real story is in the techniques and technology involved in creating elegance of the silhouette and the innovation of materials used. Classically cat-eye styled frames use thick laminate acetate or injection molded frames to create the sculptural form of the design. For a more refined and architectural approach we chose milled and sculpted titanium throughout.
The front or “face” of the frame was designed with a bolder titanium silhouette, which translates the attitude and character of the style in more future-facing and refined way. While the delicate temples contrast the bold face with a lightness only achieved by using among the finest Japanese titanium. The interplay of metal-on-metal titanium combinations replace the expected acetate versions and offer extra durability, lightness, and fit + finish unusual for this category of frame.