Pugnale, a handmade brand in Italy known in high fashion eyewear for innovation, Italian craftsmanship and technological experimentation, continues its creative research with a new, extraordinary collaboration with Hani Rashid.
Hani Rashid, a world-renowned visionary architect, has collaborated with Pugnale to produce three exclusive frames – two distinct sunglass frames and one optical glass frame – which are creative expressions that celebrate the uncanny aspects of beauty and grace. Audrey Tritto, luxury influencer known all over the world for her blog Audreyworldnews, friend and musen of Hani Rashid, inspires the 150 pieces limited edition.
Sculptural, dynamic and an emblem of limitless originality, the Fiano model is distinguished by the sinuous weave on the front of the frame, which creates a 3D optical effect. The structure, while metal and double galvanic, is delicate at the temples – the acetate earpiece elegantly produces a unique profile of incomparable lightness.
Contemporary in spirit, the Persan model stands out due to its strong character and a silhouette that challenges the concepts of geometry – the acetate front is faceted like a precious stone, unique and irregular. Bold and dominate, the temples of this frame
create a substantial impact, with classic black acetate ear tips mirroring the color of the front.
Hi-tech and iconic, the front of the Arilla frame is characterized by a complex matrix of perforations, a staple of Hani Rashid’s studio Asymptote’s unique design approach. The steel structure of the frame includes precious gold-plated, galvanized inserts
standing out in contrast with the silver color of the metal. The leather terminals, loyal to Pugnale’s history, elegantly attest to the Italian craftsmanship.
All items in the capsule collection AUDREY Hani Rashid for Pugnale come with ZEISS lenses and are presented in a unique packaging also designed by Hani Rashid and inspired by a very particular attitude to form making and architecture, in which geometric and irregular facets give shape to an art form of enigma and spatial provocation.”
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Credits: AUDREY Hani Rashid for Pugnale