ERWIN AND URSULA: ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY
This season a new shape joins the MYKITA & Bernhard Willhelm collection: The spirited and eccentric octagon.
Let’s start with URSULA. The octagonal silhouette might be familiar from frames with smaller dimensions, but as befits the over-dimensional world of Willhelm, it is here blown out of proportion. The radical sister of hippie-esque model JANIS, URSULA comes with the same sleek details – neither temples nor nose pads are treated or coated. The reduced concept creates a streamlined frame, putting the unconventional lens shape in the spotlight.
ERWIN and URSULA: anything but ordinary
No less extraordinary, the particular aesthetic of ERWIN references an amalgamation of personas. Begin with the classic aviators of the 1970s Los Angeles Highway Patrol, add a splash of the Village People, throw in a bit of a kooky Casanova, and you’ve pretty much got ERWIN. The excessively drooping lens is the decisive element of this frame and adds a sense of caricature to ERWIN’s style. A flamboyant colour scheme, including new colours International Blue and Sulfur, breaks with the aura of pure cool and dips ERWIN into the realms of irony.