Rebecca Minkoff, designer of handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, launched the Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2019 eyewear collection with 18 sunglass styles. An ophthalmic collection composed of 14 models is set to debut this spring. The collection combines functionality and multidimensionality; the result is accessible ophthalmic frames and sunglasses that women can wear on any occasion. The Tilden ophthalmic features a cat-eye top brow in acetate complemented by acetate temples with round-shaped studded accents. Stevie is an oversized, metal aviator ophthalmic featuring the “Love Is Love” idiom lasered on the top left rim with studded endpiece details. Brooke is a 1950s-inspired cat-eye ophthalmic with star-shaped stud accents in unique custom acetate colors. Gloria is a rimless metal aviator highlighted by a painted metal back rim inspired by piping found on Rebecca Minkoff handbags. Top mounted lenses with custom-etched metal temples in a bohemian pattern are inspired by stitching also found on the brand’s handbags. Cyndi is a rounded square shape highlighted by round metallic studs set in a high and low relief frame front for a classic wayfayer style in a feminine cat-eye silhouette, while Patti is a round shape with an injected front highlighted by a faux leather inlay, keyhole bridge and acetate temples.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: MARCHON
AURA BY AIRLOCK
This collection of full-rim ophthalmic frames for men and women are thin and light. Targeting a younger demographic, styles are designed to ensure a universally comfortable fit with adjustable titanium and silicone nosepad construction with air-pad technology. Frames are designed with a vented lens construction using lightweight plastic injection and premium titanium accents. The initial collection comprises two rectangular styles for men and three styles for women in round and rectangular shapes with a slight cat-eye effect.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: SILHOUETTE
Inspired by the world of luxurious timepieces, the Momentum collection features Silhouette’s hallmark minimalism, quality and attention to detail, all while being reminiscent of a piece of fine jewelry. All frames are crafted of titanium, and matte surfaces of temples segue into a glossy edge adorned with a decorative ring. Models feature the new Pin-cision hinge mechanism inspired by traditional watch-making. Lens shapes vary from classic and feminine to geometric and adapt individually to the wearer’s face. The collection features three women’s models of subdued color combinations from rose gold/highland gray and gold/siena red to rhodium/heather violet. Five models for men come in colors such as ruthenium skyline, silver/pacific blue, ruthenium/cohiba brown, titanium/iceland black and golden dome.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: PLAN B EYEWEAR
This collection for girls and boys is built to meet the high-fashion children’s eyewear market. Each frame is constructed with spring hinges and is made from high density or natural acetate to create a thinner, lighter, more flexible frame. The frame features a brushed texture effect that creates a “wow” factor. All models are available in a selection of vibrant, trendsetting colors such as purple, green and pink. A temple tip strap adds security.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: XAVIER GARCIA BARCELONA
Five ophthalmic models for men and women all constructed of acetate highlight this collection. Angela is an oversized square shape with a subtle feminine cat eye that features a laminate along the frame front and temples to highlight the brows in color combinations that match the hues of the acetate texture. The Serra model for men is a retro, oversized square that includes a combination of laminates across the top in a gentle line, providing contrast to the front laminate.
This round-shaped women’s ophthalmic features Sandvik stainless steel temples with a frame front made of 3D-
printed polyamide powder. Constructed without screws or glue, the frames come in ash, mocha, moss, denim, brick, stone, berry and sand.
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STYLE: ROYAL OAK
This rounded unisex acetate frame features a solid double bridge with a keyhole as a clear reference to the 1970s. Color choices include gradient ocean green, tortoise, neon orange, slate gray, gray opaque and transparent bronze.
Constructed of 18-karat rolled gold—with a thickness of up to six times that of regular gold-plated frames—this men’s retro round style has a statement highbrow bridge and acetate temple tips. Available color choices are shiny gold, matte gold, shiny rhodium and matte rhodium.
This oval-shaped ophthalmic in metal features acetate-covered rims and a slim temple with flex hinges for lightweight comfort. Color combinations are gunmetal with havana details, silver with gray tortoiseshell details and copper with green mottled tortoiseshell details.
The unisex, double-bridged model adds 18-karat gold-plated luxury to the retro-pilot style. Its six shades are yellow gold with orange leather, silver and red, brushed gold with tan leather, brushed copper with burgundy leather, brushed light gun with navy and shiny gold with black leather detailing.
This aviator style features a flattened titanium frame front, a double-bridge with adjustable, non-slip silicone nosepads and a traditional hinge. Color choices are matte brushed burgundy, satin gold, satin brown red, dove gray and matte black.
STYLE: EBONY COURT
This classic unisex round-shaped luxury reader is made from recycled premium acetate with a thick shape to give it a striking form. The model features a 7-barrel hinge, injection safety screws, optical quality lenses and a single stud at the temple. Available in onyx.
This geometric women’s model has various facets and an extra-thick frame and bridge that give it a post-modern aesthetic. The face is made of transparent acetate with detailed zebra stripes, while the flat metal temples are lasered with the iconic zebra pattern.
GLORIA BY GLORIA VANDERBILT
This stylish, upswept cat-eye shape features a bold color palette in two different options. Blush is a transparent pink tone with burgundy and tan marble temples, and Denim has a transparent blue front and an abstract aqua design on the temple.
STYLE: HEB 217
The rectangular shape accentuates a tailored silhouette by pairing updated tortoise temple prints with solid fronts on two of the four color combinations. A top-mounted temple metal plaque bearing the Hackett logo replaces the ordinary logo placement.
This men’s ophthalmic has a rounded square front accentuated by a thicker brow line and slender, ridged temples. The titanium frame is durable and comfortable for extended wear and comes in matte gunmetal, matte brown and matte navy.
STYLE: BIG FISH
This men’s rectangular frame is made of stainless steel with handmade zyl temples that feature an interlocking inset where the metal spring hinge meets the zyl. Big Fish includes silicone nosepads for comfort and is available in matte black, matte brown and matte gunmetal.
ISAAC MIZRAHI NEW YORK
Constructed of stainless steel, this model features a soft cat-eye shape with contrasting colors on the inside and outside of the frame. Adjustable nosepads and spring-hinged temples provide extra flexibility and comfort. IM3006 is available in black, blue and rose.
This women’s ophthalmic features a rounded shape with an emphasized browline and a gradient shimmering crystal pattern adorning the temples. The metal frame is available in black with sapphire crystals, and burgundy with burgundy, magenta and pink crystals.
This distinctly feminine style features layers of handmade crystal acetate laminated with a stylized metallic brow bar in contrasting color. Endpieces are carved to mirror the triple metal curves laminated into the acetate. Color choices are blush rose gold, gray gun, crystal gold and nude gold.