LUXOTTICA, GIGI HADID FOR VOGUE EYEWEAR Supermodel Gigi Hadid launched her capsule collection for Vogue Eyewear at an event last month in NYC’s hip meatpacking district, where guests sipped cocktails and modeled the new frames. The collection of four styles (three sun and one ophthalmic) reflect the message of the #ShowYourVogue campaign: attitude that is “sexy, smart, powerful and everything in-between.” Mixing ‘90s style with current trends, metal and acetate frames come in colorful lens/frame color combinations such as transparent or white acetate paired with pink, blue, red and orange lenses (VO5211S). The oval-shaped ophthalmic (OVO4084) features ultra-fine metal in gold or copper with either a havana or white rim profile or total black for a sleek look. 800.422.2020, Vogue-Eyewear.com. • Luxottica.com
BRANDO EYEWEAR, ALYSON MAGEE, FOUNDATIONS COLLECTION Seven years after her debut line, designer Alyson Magee has returned with this eponymous unisex collection of 12 ophthalmic and 11 sunglass styles. Rectangle, aviator, soft cat eye and “combination wayfarer” shapes constructed of stainless steel or custom Mazzucchelli acetate come in vibrant hues. Unique styling includes four-dimensional profiles (AM3001 and AM7001) and an engineered “negative space” (AM7003). The collection, Magee said, “was about taking it back to the start, challenging the status quo and sharing designs that are unique.” +44 (0) 203 504 6418, BrandoEyewear.com.
Both featuring cat eye frames, styles IC9087 and IC9088 give off a subtle retro look in marble-blended acetate. Rich hues of purple, green, orange and blue are playful and vibrant. 888.399.7742, AlternativeEyes.com.
Clean lines with opulent details in this purely feminine collection take direction from the designer’s jewelry line. The oversized square sun style SNR096 is constructed of handmade acetate with a chain inlay along the top brow reminiscent of Nina Ricci’s “Calisto” bracelet. 800.423.3023, DeRigo.US.
Six of 13 models are now available in extended sizes, each with a universal bridge for optimal comfort and fit. Full rim and semi-rimless frames come in metal, acetate or both in masculine colors such as navy, black and tortoise. 866.666.3662, MondotticaUSA.com.
This capsule collection of sunwear features exclusive acetates and 18-karat rolled gold or rhodium. All frames are handcrafted in the factory in England, which is a true statement to the brand, its values and its timeless appeal. 727.771.7710,
From a design house known for mixing colors, women’s sun styles incorporate color blocking and combine shiny metal temples with acetate fronts. Strong colors such as black and havana and Tokyo and purple add a contemporary look. 800.645.1300, Marchon.com.
Classic masculine styling is evident in 10 ophthalmics (four from the Classic collection; six from the Youthful Spirit line) that also evoke a vintage look. The round shape of Youthful Spirit 31705 incorporates a keyhole bridge with metallic colored stainless temples for a light-weight
ELLEN TRACY, LISBON
Six acetate or metal ophthalmic models feature rectangle, almond and modified square shapes, with three styles available in petite: Halle, Manchester and Shima. The Lisbon includes crystal details on the frame front and comes in three fade finishes: black, slate and teal. 800.645.3733, CVOptical.com.
Eight men’s, women’s and unisex suns capture the brand’s edgy rocker/biker vibe with a host of frame shapes from square mask to aviator. The DL0239 unisex model harkens back to rock ‘n roll’s ‘80s heyday with a top bar and metal dots on the temple. 800.345.8482, Marcolin.com.
ORGINAL PENGUIN JR,
THE MUNGARUTAL JR
Six best-selling men’s styles have been sized down for the younger wearer. Round and rectangle-shaped frames come in acetate, metal and combinations of both. Each model comes in three colors such as crystal, samba red, cargo and navy. 800.627.2898,
A feminine cat eye with a soft upswept brow, the Seraphin Hathaway model is constructed of handmade marbled acetate in four colorways: glacial aqua, French roast, violet tulip and radiant azure. Silver-tine hinges and a fleur-de-lis temple tip add a vintage touch. 888.560.1060,
ROMA COLLECTION, FF 0256
Taking design inspiration from Roman architecture, six ophthalmics (two with Asian fit and four with international fit) range from modern and retro. Full acetate frames in a bi- or three-layer color block structure include the brand’s triangle logo in metal featured on the temple. 800.631.1188,
LINE ART, SONATA
Constructed of the same lightweight Excellence Titan material as all Line Art models, this collection mirrors “the classical grandeur of a musical sonata” with a signature three-dimensional temple design consisting of two arches. Color choices include rose gold, violet and white. 800.645.2121,
Nine best-selling Lulu Guinness models have been sized for women who require a larger fit. Four metal styles and five acetates feature the brand’s signature colors, patterns and details. L205 comes with an uplifted brow in a playful glitter acetate. 800.242.8872, Tura.com.
NATIONAL, INSPIRE, 5506
Eight rimless models in eight lens shapes and colors are vibrant for women and subtle for men. Lenses can be tinted to create a “glow” around the edges and metal and SPX plastic frames include a concealed hinge
to maximize a minimalist look. 800.223.0180,
CALLAWAY, EXTREME 8
Four ophthalmics for men are constructed of lightweight, premium titanium for durability and come in two color choices. Both the Extreme 7 and Extreme 8 styles feature memory metal for men who need extra headroom. 800.414.7656, ImageWear.com.