Founded in France and brought to Montreal more than 30 years ago, Buffalo David Bitton is an international clothing lifestyle brand, most notably famous for Buffalo Jeans. The eyewear line consists of seven men’s and seven women’s ophthalmic models along with three men’s and five women’s sunwear styles. The collection incorporates several themes: moto, color blocking with denim, camouflage and buckle jewelry. Model BW001 ophthalmic for women features a high definition printed denim pattern, while BW503 is a moto-inspired aviator-shaped ophthalmic with a studded metal buckle temple and two-tone plating. The BM500 men’s style is a rectangle-shaped frame with a matte black combination front and camouflage patterns along the insides of the temples. BM002 is a men’s vintage-inspired ophthalmic with clear acetate, a keyhole bridge and semi-matte riveted metal hardware.
THE FRED FORCE 10 EYEWEAR COLLECTION
Based on the Force 10 bracelet created in 1966 by the jewelry company Fred, this new release from Fred eyewear contains eight styles for women— five suns and three ophthalmics—inspired by sailing, marine cables and the Mediterranean Sea. FG40001 is a unisex reinterpretation of the classic pilot shape with high-end treatments: a mix of the shiny endura gold (more resistant to scratches and dents) front with pink flash or blue lenses gives it a modern twist. FG40003 is a women’s sun style that comes in a shiny endura gold front and temple or in shiny rhodium. The women’s FG40007 is an oval variation available in both gold and rhodium frames, and lenses come in either blue, bordeaux gradient or brown. FG40004 combines an acetate front with endura gold or rhodium in black, classic havana, or blue-black tortoise. FG40005 is an oversized rectangular model with sculpted highlights of gold or rhodium along the temples, while the unisex FG50001 ophthalmic style features a gold-plated frame made of either yellow shiny gold or mixed with white gold. FG50002 is a lighter, rimless variation of the rectangular shape with small yellow and white gold-plated touches. FG50003 is a rimless cat eye with sculpted temples available with either black or tortoise endpieces.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: ENTOURAGE OF 7
With a focus on elegant and clean lines, this collection of ophthalmics and sunglasses goes heavy on classic with an undertone of vintage Hollywood. A wide range of muted colors such as nude pink and earth tones give the styles a retro feel. Materials include textured zyl acetate, laser-cut aluminum alloys, titanium and bellaminium, a material with half the weight of titanium but twice the strength. Frames are slimmed down with sculpted lines to give them a tailored, sleek look. The Zaferia and Maywood models feature a double bridge with sleek acetate side shields and come in black, silver, gold, rose gold and brown bronze.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: SPECSY
Weighing an average of 10 grams, models merge cutting-edge innovations with 3D printing technology to create durable, lightweight frames. Shapes range from bold squares and cat eyes to rectangles and ovals. All models come in a flat matte finish and are available in a plethora of colors: red, orange, yellow, forest green, light blue, cobalt blue, purple, black and white.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: SAFILO
Jimmy Choo’s Fall/Winter collection features ten new styles for women—eight sunglass and two ophthalmic models. The Leon model features an oversized rectangle frame with snake print and exotic leather on the front that comes in blue with blue lenses, brown with green shaded lenses, pink with brown shaded lenses and black with dark gray lenses. The Gema, Tonia and Adria sunglasses are all enhanced with Swarovski crystals and pearls and come in hues ranging from gold/nude and dark havana to black and gold/brown. Glossy comes in both sun and ophthalmic and incorporates glitter inlays, while Ave is an updated aviator style that includes colored effects and textures and is also available as both a sunglass and ophthalmic model. Pose is an oversized rectangular model with 3D detailing illuminating the front. Color choices are dark havana with dark gray lenses or black with gold-mirrored lenses. Rave is a shiny aviator that features crystals adorning the temples for a glam look.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: XAVIER GARCIA BARCELONA
Eight ophthalmic models for men and women all constructed of stainless steel highlight this collection. ALISON is a rectangular, semi-rimless frame with a stainless steel block that is lowered along the front and combined with a single color over a metallic hue for a feminine look. The retro ANABEL features a round, semi-rimless panto design in bright, metallic colors that stands out from the matte frame front surface. The ALEX style features a subtle cat eye for a chic, vintage vibe, while ANTIA’s trendy panto shape features bright acetates on a light, stainless steel block. SANOU is a more classic, oversized square shape with laminates above the brows, and SAU is a classic rectangular shape with vibrantly colored laminates around the rims. The men’s SAFONT semi-rimless model comes in both classic and bold colors in matte finishes for a sporty look.
This preppy-looking rectangular model for men features wooden temples reminiscent of the decks of speedboats found on the French Riviera. The stainless steel rim has metal coining details, and the colored acetate temples are adjustable. Black, gunmetal and silver round out the color choices.
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STYLE: SUPER SONIC
This acetate model comes in two styles— a round one for women and an oversized rectangular for men. The women’s style has a gradient front with extra large endpieces, while the men’s features a double-bridge with a highlight color. Both styles are available in five color combinations.
The round shape of 544 is inspired by the spherical coiled chambers of the nautilus. This unisex model is made of titanium and features a grooved pattern for texture. PolarizedPlus2 lenses guard against glare and UV rays, and color choices include slate gray, matte black and antique bronze.
STYLE: THE EARL
This vintage-inspired rectangular frame is a tribute to bowler Anthony Earl, featuring custom acetate lamination on the endpieces and translucent temples. The top brow is slightly thicker than the rest of the frame giving it an exaggerated look. Color choices include black, crystal and kelp.
This clubmaster style features a dropped metal bridge and double-cubed metal end caps on the temples at the hinges. The frame and eye rim combination comes in contrasting colors of black with silver, matte black and gold or matte tortoise and black.
Three women’s models incorporate unique details and color treatments with classic round eye shapes. GL6892 includes angular accents in bold purple, blue and yellow colors, while GL6893 features acid etching and GL6894 has patterned inlays of zebra and mother of pearl.
This oversized women’s butterfly style is inspired by Ferragamo’s iconic heels. On the front, two rivets pierce the lenses to create an embellishment. The gold frame is available with brown, purple/rose/ivory, blue/green/salmon or brown/green/yellow triple gradient lenses.
STYLE: JUMP ROPE
Four styles all feature silicone nosepads and spring hinges. The Friendship boys’ style is a rectangular-shaped frame constructed of stainless steel, and the Jump Rope model for girls features a stainless steel front and handmade zyl temples.
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This feminine upswept cat eye is embedded with Swarovski crystals in the frame corners and on the temple near the hinges and comes in either a tortoise-champagne laminate or classic black-gold color combinations.
This subtle cat eye has a slender profile and contrasting colors on the front and temples. An exaggerated brow line adds a polished touch and spring hinges with the Ann Taylor brand mark provide comfort. AT333 comes in three color combinations: black/blush, tortoise/mint and blue tortoise/navy.
This full rim zyl model for women features a classic rectangle shape and comes in petite fit sizing for women with smaller features. Flavia is available in two colors: black over crystal front with a teal mosaic zyl temple and red with a translucent front and a burgundy/tan confetti-patterned temple.
Three new styles expand this high-performance, ultra-thin resin line. Ocean Ridge 220 is a rectangular, two-toned frame, and Ocean Ridge 230 is a cat-eye shape for active women. Ocean Ridge 111 uses trifusion technology to combine three colors in one by reducing the eye size of the frame.
Four unisex styles come in rectangle or round shapes that are made with 3D printing technology. A special scanner measures facial features while software calculates the optimal position of the lenses. Models are available in four colors: aubergine, fuchsia, blue jeans and khaki.
This classic women’s round-shaped frame is crafted with stainless steel rims and temples and nylon endpieces and nosepads for comfort. Ultra-lightweight and durable, Tivoli is available in ocean blue, seaport mist, wine/crystal and rose gold.
This round women’s ophthalmic is constructed of acetate with stainless steel temples that add color with triangle adornments. Models are available in translucent, graduated, plain or tortoiseshell styles in violet/gold, gray and pink tortoise/black.