White in the City is a project involving some of the most prestigious locations in Milan - the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, the Brera Art Gallery, Palazzo Cusani, the former church of San Carpoforo and Class Editori Space - all of which form a single exhibition on the many shades and symbolic facets of the colour white. These prestigious settings will display projects on differing scales - from the architectural installations of leading design stars to everyday objects, and from entire environments to small personal accessories - in a perfect balance between art and design.
Lozza Zilo, a style that has made eyewear history, takes its rightful place in the show, alongside other cult objects of Italian design, and all strictly in white.
In this colour version, Zilo reveals its most sophisticated, minimalist and elegant spirit, with a linear frame featuring a slightly aviator-shaped front piece and contrasting blue tinted lenses.
The first Zilo glasses were designed in the ’30s with a decidedly innovative combination for the time, a masterful combination of two new materials: celluloid and metal. Confirming its status over the years as an ‘iconic’ Lozza style, Zilo is still the only frame made with a metal core on both the front and temples, covered entirely with acetate: a combination offering stability and strength with minimal thickness.
The Zilo model has made fashion history in Italy, selling millions of pairs after the Second World War and even winning a Fashion Oscar in the seventies. Indeed, it was in the seventies that the Zilo phenomenon truly exploded and Lozza came to be seen as a leading trend-setting brand.
Lozza's classic, elegant vintage-inspired eyewear is ever-new, but with a strong evocative power. And Zilo is the proof: a true icon of Italian style and elegance the world over for more than eighty years.