After studying industrial design in the early ‘90s at Elisava Barcelona, Xavier Garcia went to Italy to design frames and in late 2007 began designing his own brand. Attentive to the changing market, the Xavier Garcia team periodically incorporates new trends and collections to keep it vibrant and up-to-date.
Two new collections, Fiber and Skins, were released in September. The Fiber acetate line consists of nine amazing models that combine different material laminations, creating a game with colours and textures. The inspiration came from natural, warm materials contrasted with touches of bright hues borrowed from the Mediterranean. Five models called Fiber Colours are designed for young people; they feature larger, thinner shapes and brighter tints.
The other collection developed for Silmo 2014 is called Skins Acetate. Composed of six new models, the frames are characterized by a thin sheet of coloured acetate behind the metal front. The designer sought to contrast the cold metal and warm acetate and also played with the contrast between metal in matte pastel hues and vivid fiber colours on the acetate.
In the Tube collection for men, Xavier Garcia has developed a new hinge with a seemingly simple construction, playing with the folds of the metal sheet on the front. A tubular plastic element is the link between the end-piece and the metal temples.
The Xavier Garcia collections distributed by Prisme Optical Group consist of 32 models in four colours. The line is available now.