A&A OPTICAL: RACHEL RACHEL ROY
Rachel Roy, founder and creative director of her eponymous brand of ready-to-wear and accessories, launches a line of 16 ophthalmic frames for women. Styles are crafted of stainless steel and handmade acetate with unique prints and come in shapes such as classic round, aviators and slight cat eyes. Models are named to reflect the brand’s philosophy of empowerment and inspiration, such as Bliss, Confident, Devoted, Dream, Grateful, Playful and Wanderlust.
ALTAIR: DRAPER JAMES
Launched in 2013 by founder and creative director Reese Witherspoon, Draper James is a Southern-inspired lifestyle brand featuring ready-to-wear clothing, accessories and home décor. Along with Altair Eyewear Inc., a division of Marchon Eyewear, Draper James unveils a collection of 12 women’s ophthalmic styles in a wide range of designs and eye sizes. The line focuses on two key collections, developed in a mix of acetate and metal frame shapes. The first group is composed of squares, modified rectangles, cat eyes and rounds in shades of merlot, rose gold, indigo, turquoise and black. Styles incorporate stripes and floral prints in different design executions, including on the temples and interior frame front. The second group includes four whimsical, modern styles: a cat eye with a gradient floral front; a thin frame hexagonal; a soft cat eye in gradient shades of blush, indigo and merlot; and a thin, rectangular frame made of metal and handmade acetate. The latter two both feature pearlized, laminated temples with a metal flower and pearl bead detail on the temple.
DESIGN EYEWEAR GROUP: INFACE SUN COLLECTION
The Inface Sun Collection takes its inspiration from the minimalistic lines of Danish design with added elegance and color. IF9789 is a round women’s model with a slight cat eye and IF9790 is a classic round shape. Both styles employ a two-tone colored front to accentuate the wearer’s eyes, according to the company. IF9791 and IF9792 are round, acetate frames that feature art deco-inspired details and a color block detail on the front. Finally, IF9795 and IF9796 are classic rounds with an elegant keyhole and an array of colors, including havana and a gray tortoise.
SAFILO: ELIE SAAB
This ready-to-wear eyewear collection complements Elie Saab’s existing haute couture eyewear line. The collection, which has a total of 14 styles—seven ophthalmics and seven suns—is designed for a young-minded, trendier consumer. Focusing on lightness and wearability, ophthalmic frames range from sophisticated metals and combination constructions to easy-to-wear, oversized and RXable sun styles. The collection is broken down into four distinct product families: Le Jardin, Torsade, Chaine and Monogramme. Torsade is defined by sophisticated shapes made of high quality acetates and lenses. Monogramme is characterized by refined, multi-faceted acetates embellished by graphic lines that frame the eyes. The Le Jardin family contains just one offering: an oversized, lightweight, gold-plated sunglass with the house’s iconic Le Jardin temples. Finally, the Chaine family is characterized by the brand’s chain pattern, which uses leaves as an inspiring natural element.
OAKLEY: AUTHENTIC PRESCRIPTION
Metalink is a sport ophthalmic frame with a lightweight NANO-Matter front combined with stainless steel for durability. Metalink is available in matte amber, matte orange, satin black and satin gray smoke.
MONDOTTICA: BLOOM PETITES
Created for women with smaller face shapes, the temple, bridge and effective diameter (ED) sizing are in scale to accommodate petite features. This modified cat eye is made of handmade acetate and is available in burgundy, blue, purple and tortoise colors.
MAUI JIM: SUNNY DAYS
This unisex classic round-shaped frame is constructed of Italian acetate with a stainless steel elevated brow bar, adjustable, non-slip silicone nosepads and a traditional hinge. Color choices are blue horn, gray horn, honey smoke and espresso smoke.
EASTERN STATES EYEWEAR: COCO + BREEZY
With an upswept rectangular shape, Clarity features a metal layer on its upper corners and a subtle pattern with coloration that matches the frame but adds a color element. Temples have a metal core showcased halfway down the length and tortoise tips to add style.
VUARNET: DISTRICT ROUND
This new men’s style reinterprets the brand’s popular Ice style with a more urban sensibility. The round acetate frame features a cut-out center bridge and is available in five color choices. Vuarnet’s signature mineral glass lenses provide protection, clarity and durability.
ZYLOWARE EYEWEAR: DAISY FUENTES
This lightweight, square-shaped acetate frame is available in two color options: black, which features a black over transparent purple front with demi purple sparkling temples, and navy, which has a transparent navy front with demi amber and blue sparkle temples.
MODERN OPTICAL: MODK KIDZ
This kids unisex model features a TR90 front and stainless steel temples with rubber endpieces. Two studs on the front serve as a design element while also adhering the spring hinges. Available colors are black matte, cherry matte and grape matte.
WESTGROUPE: KLIIK DENMARK
This women’s semi-rimless cat eye features a bold multi-colored laser cut pattern along the top rim. Matching matte-finished metallic temples add a hint of shine and are available in feminine hues of rose, gray, teal and gold.
COSTA: BEACH LIFESTYLE
This large, feminine rectangular model features tri-fusion bio-resin nylon construction, integral spring hinges and Hydrolite nose and temple pads. Color options are shiny tortoise/white/seafoam crystal, matte gray tortoise, matte seafoam crystal, shiny taupe crystal and shiny black/crystal/fuchsia.
Mirrored, gradient lenses reinvent this cat eye/butterfly hybrid model that features polished metal braid temples. Color combinations are silver with violet mirror gradient silver, gold with gray gradient, silver with violet lenses, light gold with brown gradient and prink/gold with pink mirror silver gradient.