"silent noise"

FLEYE Copenhagen presents the Silent Noise collection, reinterpreting the universe of silent movies and the fact that you can tell a story without the use of words.

Our collection “Silent Noise” is a tribute to the Danish silent movie actress Asta Nielsen. Asta Nielsen was one of the most popular leading ladies of the 1910’s and one of the first international movie stars. She grew up under cramped conditions but rose from the dust and became one of the best paid actresses in the world. 

A trip down memory lane to the post-war era led to the inspiration process for our new collection, where the idea was to visualize Asta Nielsen and the diva lifestyle she lived for many years. Our design team began experimenting with shattered glass as a symbol of champagne glasses, shadows and feathers to create the inspirational environment that characterizes the flamboyant lifestyle. 

The different movements of the elements created shadows and thereby made it possible to capture the essence of silent movies that is to tell a story without words.


The color combination for the Silent Noise collection is based on old Asta Nielsen movie posters. The posters were full of color and attitude, which inspired the design team to create an expressive color palette. 

Both Asta Nielsen, the movie posters and the work with the inspirational environment has been directly transferred to new colorways and engravings in the eyewear designs. One will notice that the design team has been working with contradictions in both colors and expressions.