LAUNCH: L’AMY AMERICA
Entirely handmade in Italy in small batches, the Canali men’s collection of 18 ophthalmic and 15 sunglass models combine fine craftsmanship with precise detailing for a classic yet cool, contemporary look. Both acetate (19) and metal (14) styles include premium materials such as ZEISS Originals lenses (re-editions of tints popular in the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘50s) on sunglasses and Viscottica/OBE hinges on every ophthalmic style. Hand-contoured and smoothed temple tips ensure an exceptional fit, and a Canali “C” plaque is set inside each temple tip. Colors range from light tortoise and black to navy horn and semi-matte silver.
RAG & BONE
New for spring/summer 2018 is this edgy clothing label’s first eyewear collection with Safilo, with a campaign starring actress Kate Bosworth and her husband Michael Polish. A total of 31 styles (eight sunglasses for women, nine suns for men and seven ophthalmics each for men and women) were designed in Safilo’s NYC Design Studio to reflect “the unique design philosophy of this directional brand.” They take inspiration from four “design codes”: Americana, Military, British and Sport. Frames incorporate a TORX six-point screw-head hinge system that protects hinges and acetate while allowing for easy adjustments. Retailers will receive a special screwdriver toolkit to make adjustments. Rag & Bone’s dagger theme is integrated throughout and serves as the design inspiration for the distinct product lines: Iconic, Street and Runway.
Five sunglasses comprise this debut eyewear collection, all crafted in Italy featuring an innovative use of crystals, including a bespoke crystal inset on the temple tip. Frames from cat eye to “mask” come in versatile and feminine colorways such as neutral beige to brilliant blue. Two styles incorporate “Pointiage” crystal decoration: the mask-shaped models SK0160-P and SK0164-P, which also features hand-embellished acetate brows. The dual-colored frame of SK0161-P mixes custom acetate with shiny palladium metal details and bold crystal temples.
LAUNCH: PLAN “B” EYEWEAR
Created by the same designers of the Nano Vista children’s line, this collection of nine models for men and women features a “2 frames in 1” system. Each frame comes with a full strap to prevent slippage while exercising or doing other activities. Frames are constructed of Sililflex material for lightweight flexibility and durability and feature a patented “52” hinge system that allows temples to bend and rotate 360˚ without breakage. Each style is available in six colorways.
LAUNCH: CLEARVISION OPTICAL
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of ClearVision’s house-branded eyewear, the company has launched CVO Eyewear. An expansion and consolidation of several in-house brands (Junction City, DuraHinge, PuriTi and Red Raven), CVO Eyewear includes three subcollections: CVO Classic, best-selling styles for men and women; CVO Next, eyewear targeted to Millennials seeking “designer-inspired” looks; and CVO Tech, frames incorporating premium materials and special hinges. “In updating our brand strategy, we feel we can better connect with both our valued customers and the diverse needs of today’s consumers,” said ClearVision president David Friedfeld.
LAUNCH: I-DEAL OPTICS
Sophisticated and easy to wear, Rafaella Eyewear is a new collection for women from I-deal Optics. The initial collection features eight acetate and stainless steel styles, each available in three vibrant colors.
Rafaella is an established, global woman’s fashion brand that’s currently available at major retailers, including Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Amazon, Beall’s and Belk. “The Rafaella brand aligns perfectly with our strategy and desire to partner with a brand that combines fashion and comfort with a strong value proposition,” said I-deal Optics president Michael Feldman. “It widens our women’s offerings and fills out our portfolio of collections. We have created a collection that will mean a lot to our customers both in profitability and sell-through.”
The first eyewear licensee for Rafaella, I-deal Optics is a wholesale supplier of eywear and sunwear with a network of more than 10,000 eyecare professionals.
NIKE VISION GOLF COLLECTION
STYLE: PIVOT SIX
Five sun styles incorporate Nike Course Tint technol-ogy designed to block sunlight, balance light and intensify colors to assist in reading course greens and amplify the white of the golf ball. Lightweight frames include high-tension hinges, cushioning and ventilated rubber nosebridges to prevent fogging.
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ECO BIOBASED COLLECTION
STYLE: PO GRYT A
Frames come with a magnetic sun clip-on, are made of 63% plant-based material from the oil of castor plants and are available in colorways such as horn/light blue gradient, gray tortoise and red tortoise gradient. For every ECO frame purchased, one tree is planted.
STYLE: TOMMY G.
Three stainless steel ophthalmic frames have been coated with a polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomer to create an elastic rubber that is scratch and heat resistant and suitable for those with latex allergies. Named after company employees, styles come in three colors each.
KIRK & KIRK
Designed in England and made entirely in France, six ophthalmic models (three women’s, two men’s and one unisex) are made of acrylic and come in eight laminated color combinations that create a fun look.
The bold square frame of men’s model K-603 integrates thin acetate made with a side-by-side lamination technique on the frame front and temples. Blends of wood grain patterns and a metal end cap offer sophisticated appeal. Walnut black, oak black and ebony black round out the color choices.
ELLA LAGUNA BEACH
Nine styles for winter 2018 come in surgical-grade stainless steel and TR90 inlays for added comfort and design. Frames also feature a screwless hinge system and are offered in both natural, muted tones and vibrant hues.
Redesigned with a brand new temple tip that’s been flattened and thinned to better hug the head, five ophthalmic models (three men’s; two women’s) include spring hinges and feature design elements such as color blocking, bold prints and textural treatments.
GREEK ALPHABET COLLECTION
Five ophthalmic frames for both men and women are named after Greek letters and include mono- and two-tone colors along with “electro-contrast” hues such as Mat Vanilla and Mat Bronze or two-tone tortoise. Frames are constructed of 100% Japanese titanium for lightweight durability.
STYLE: ST 30004
Lightweight, flexible frames for men and women are durable, hypoallergenic and corrosion-resistant. Titanium, beta titanium or stainless steel frames come in two colors each, such as black, gray, burgundy and silver tortoise.
SUN CLIP-ON COLLECTION
STYLE: CARAVAN VL1804
Eight ophthalmic unisex models are now available with a removable sunglass clip featuring gray or brown mineral glass lenses. Titanium clips offer lightness and flexibility, while frames are constructed of either handmade acetate or a combination of acetate and stainless steel.
CLUB LEVEL DESIGNS
Two men’s styles in this collection come in two colorways each. CLD9238 features a modified round metal frame, while CLD 9241 is an acetate square that incorporates a slate fade front with either black or tri-colored temples.
“Avant-garde luxury” defines two ophthalmic models in keeping with the aesthetic of this French design house. CL3053 features exposed baroque-engraved wire on the brows and temples and combines with acetate. Oversized CL1077 is milled and laminated by Mazzuchelli for a “dual-silhouette glasslike appearance.”
EASTERN STATES EYEWEAR
COCO AND BREEZY
This “progressive shape” ophthalmic includes an open endpiece with a geometric cut for a unique interpretation of a classic design. The metal frame is mixed with acetate temple tips for a fun, unexpected look.
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STYLE: KEMI 100360
A chemical engraving technique creates a pixel effect (the word Kemi refers to “chemical”) on both temples and stainless steel frame fronts. Four styles in sizes medium to XL incorporate a flexible hinge plate system and come in hues ranging from brown and copper to silver and blue.
Made of lightweight Flex-Titanium, this frame for men features a pop of color on the ends of temples. KF8485 comes in two color combinations: black with lime or gunmetal with electric blue.