LUXOTTICA, DOLCE & GABBANA, MAMBO COLLECTION, DG2170 (left), DG4307 (right)
Evoking images of the vibrant tropics, the Mambo collection features one ophthalmic style and three sunglasses, including the limited edition Masterpiece model. Swarovski crystals and gold beading feature prominently on all styles, two with acetate cat eye frames (DG4307B; DG3275B) and two round metal (Masterpiece; DG2170B). The Masterpiece comes in two color variants-gold with multi-colored crystals and gray gradient lenses or rose gold with transparent crystals and pink gradient lensesÂÂ-in a luxurious box and case with a gold metal card certifying the model is a limited edition. 800.422.2020, Luxottica.com.
ALTAIR EYEWEAR, COLE HAAN, STUDIØGRAND, CH5019 (left top), CH7028 (left middle), CH7031 (left bottom) CH7029 (right)
Three ophthalmic and three sunglass styles with a minimalist aesthetic designed for comfort are inspired by Sara Mearms, principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, “whose poised athleticism and studio-to-street schedule demands eyewear that merges with substance and style,” according to the company. Styles combine handmade acetate and lightweight rubber co-injected temples with Ti-Flex bridge technology. Soft hues of smoky gray, blush, matte brown and satin black round out the color palette. 800.505.5557, AltairEyewear.com.
RANDY JACKSON LIMITED EDITION, X131
Three new limited edition styles from Randy Jackson feature full rim zyl frames, two of which accommodate progressive lenses. The X131 style features a modified round frame with spring hinges and incorporates diamond-shaped metal accents on each side and a double bar bridge with metal brow bar. 800.765.3700, Zyloware.com.
Four new styles for spring in this men’s collection feature handmade acetate frames with contemporary colors such as demi amber, gray olive and tortoise. The round eye shape of the E-9145 is reminiscent of classic ’90s styling, incorporating adjustable nosepads for added comfort. 855.455.0042, WestGroupe.com.
BEACH COLLECTION, GNT118
Three models for women expand the Beach Collection: the Gannet, Kare and Riverton. Available in plano and prescription, frames come in four colors each with either non-mirror and mirror lenses that incorporate Costa 580 patented technology to filter harsh yellow and shortwave blue light. 800.447.3700, CostaDelMar.com.
|EASTERN STATES EYEWEAR, EXCES EYEWEAR SLIMFIT 1
This Exces collection was made for men with smaller eye sizes, with an average
size of 52mm. Four styles in three colors each feature
thin, high-density acetate fronts combined with lightweight stainless steel temples. 800.645.3710, ESEyewear.com.
ZOOBUG LONDON, ZB1008
Made specifically for infants and children to age 12, Zoobug London’s latest styles include playful patterns of polka dots, bumblebees and gingham in pastel hues. Contrasting temple tips can be cut to fit and glued back onto the temple. Built-up silicone nosepads support underdeveloped bridges in younger children. 866.666.3662,
PLAN “B” EYEWEAR,
GRIDIRON, General C3
Six new styles have been added to this oversized collection designed for those who need a frame built based on their sizing needs. Two acetate (General, Stealth) and four titanium (B52, F4, Apache, Seawolf) models have longer temples and come in 58, 60 and 61 eye sizes. 888.399.7742, AlternativeEyes.com.
Designed for the tech-savvy, active man, the Traction Series comprises four styles incorporating metal fronts and wire core adjustable temple tips. A Flexon bridge and TR-90 co-injected rubber temples create durability, comfort and grip, and a diamond-plated exterior temple portrays an industrial design. 800.645.1300, Marchon.com.
Fiji in Clear Blue Reef
With frames named after exotic getaways-Fiji, Tahiti, Makira, MaiKai and Kaina-styles mix softly tinted crystal and opaque, marbled acetate frames in colors inspired by objects found on a beach: Sea Shell, Blue Reef, Coconut, Sea Glass and Calico Shell. 212.675.5200, RobertMarc.com.
BON VIVANT, AVRIL 7465
Handcrafted, double-laminated Italian acetate frames come in four pearlescent colors: Honey Gold, Parisian Purple, Cobalt Cabaret and Opal Green. A round-shaped frame incorporates a decorative metal hinge and the “Bon Vivant” emblem on the temple tip. 888.560.1060, OgiEyewear.com.
Made in Italy, four new Rxable styles in this spring/summer collection have round or square frames mixed with 3D prints, acetate and metal. The round O.No 1.1 style is framed by a 3D print structure combined with light metal details and matte laser sintered nylon. 800.631.1188, Safilo.com.
REALTREE GIRL, G304
From classic to contemporary, six fresh styles made for the fashionable, outdoorsy female wearer feature camouflage and semi-translucent acetate frames. Each style is available in two color options that include green, purple and burgundy. 800.292.4342, NouveauEyewear.com.
ZAC POSEN, HARROW
This full round, metal/zyl style features a metal inlay on the top rim and bridge. Frames come in green acetate with green metal, brown acetate with chocolate metal and tortoise acetate with gold metal. 800.627.2898, KenmarkEyewear.com.
Incorporating graphics, texture and color, six ophthalmic styles for men and women come in handmade acetates, some mixed with stainless steel. Paying homage to classic Converse street style, the men’s Q308 features a concrete-like treatment on the temples, spring hinges and signature logo. 800.423.3023,