TIFFANY & CO./AVANT PREMIER
The first collection under Tiffany’s new artistic direction, Avant Premier launches this month, following last year’s renewal of an exclusive license agreement between Luxottica and Tiffany & Co. through 2027. This marks a new era for eyewear at Tiffany, the first collection overseen by Tiffany & Co.’s chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff.
Inspired by the iconic Tiffany T jewelry, the range of optical wear and sunglasses are as sleek and linear as the New York City skyline that’s reflected in the design.
“We are very pleased to renew our relationship with Tiffany, one of the highest expressions of luxury and jewelry in the world,” said Leonardo Del Vecchio, executive chairman of Luxottica Group. “Tiffany began its journey into the world of eyewear more than ten years ago with Luxottica. Together we will continue to make high style, luxury glasses that embody the best of our two worlds.”
Honoring its heritage as a distributor of American eyewear since 1949, ClearVision has partnered with U.S. eyewear designer and manufacturer Frameworks to launch Spectaculars, vintage-inspired eyewear manufactured in the U.S. Frameworks combines time-honored traditions that are the hallmarks of the Spectaculars collection with modern production processes and a method of hand-finishing, resulting in eyewear that is truly new American vintage. The collaboration with ClearVision and Frameworks came about organically; the two family-run businesses share similar values, and its executives — ClearVision’s David and Peter Friedfeld and Frameworks’ Bill Vetri — have known each other for more than two decades. Vetri has made a name for himself as one of the forefathers of the American vintage concept, amassing a large collection of vintage frames and originating one of the first vintage eyewear shops in New York City. As part of a unique distribution strategy, ClearVision will create a network of brand aligned retailers, fully supported by an online presence that is managed by Spectaculars and that will work to promote the partner locally.
Engineered for the Millennial market, timeless shapes, organic color variations and a unique fusion of materials and textures combine in a nod to indie-prep style. Metal and acetate frames welded with metal accents are the signature style. Centre (shown in gray with chartreuse accent) features an acetate front with metal brow.
Six new masculine eye shapes harken back to the elegance of decades past. The collection is comprised of bold, distinctive acetates in classic European tortoises with signature hardware and rich metal styles with refined details. Full acetate Chambers features vintage detailing, a keyhole bridge and metal detailing at the hinge.
Now available on 12 styles, 10 ophthalmic and two sunglasses, the patented Blackfin Nano-Plating treatment coats frames by physically depositing metal vapors in a vacuum, molecule by molecule. This collection combines a glossy gold coating with colors that include black, white, red, brown, deep purple and blue.
STYLE: BLUE BLOCK
Even for those who don’t need correction, this luxury brand offers protection from blue light and improves comfort during long exposure to digital devices. The lenses also feature anti-reflective and anti-scratch coatings for improved visual performance.
Combining performance and comfort for an athleisure-inspired look, six new styles make their debut. Shaquille O’Neal 133Z accommodates progressives and comes in two colorways, black white with a matte black finish over white and opaque zyl, and navy with a matte navy finish on top of red and blue crystal zyl.
MODERN OPTICAL INTERNATIONAL
Ultra-feminine detailing and tasteful embellishments define this value eyewear collection with five new releases. Features include spring hinges, deeper silhouettes and silicone nosepads. Style A392 comes in matte black/burgundy, matte black/indigo blue and matte black/teal.
Inspired by the concept of mixing different colors, patterns and techniques, Sparkle Marble combines high technology with fashion. Using the patented HDA technology, 3D blocks of high definition colors and solid materials are laminated inside the acetate to create marble-inspired patterns.
STYLE: SP 3012
Spine moves in all directions, absorbing and dissipating shocks with temples shutting automatically. The new 4.5mm hinge is half the size but has the same grip as the original 7.5mm hinge. SP 3012, with its classic go-to shape combined with a clear acetate finish, pops with a vibrant purple mirror lens.
STYLE: RF 5000109
Reflecting current street trends combined with the eclectic colors of Venice, GIOS Italia’s latest collection features Italian craftsmanship that combines classic tortoise and wood grain styles with spring tones of jade, aqua, pearl and lavender.
Long temples and eyes that shimmer in plum pink and tortoise cream give Konishi Acetate KA5728 a sleek cat eye retro glam look. A kids’ frame is also available in Konishi Acetate (KA5825) in durable TR-90 material.
Bold colors, intricate patterns, unique constructions and shapes draw inspiration from the latest runway and color trends. In the brand-new FYSH UK campaign, F-3600 and F-3601 are translucent patterned acetates. F-3601 is a combination frame where the metal front is sandwiched between two acetate layers.
CLUB LEVEL DESIGNS
Available in tortoise, smoke and black, the vintage-inspired round shape, acetate front, keyhole bridge and stainless steel temples combine to produce a slightly more contemporary take on a classic men’s frame.
Original shapes reinterpreting vintage design with a modern touch characterize Xavier Garcia Barcelona’s new sunglasses collection. Color combinations on frames match lenses, which feature anti-glare coating and are adjustable and subtly layered and mirrored.
Among a collection of seven styles named for famous neighborhoods throughout Europe and the rest of the world, Tortona is based on the now multifaceted, cosmopolitan former industrial district of Milan. Old factory buildings with exposed bricks transformed into showrooms and galleries showcase art, beauty, fashion, creativity and design.
STYLE: GV MASK
The first eyewear model to be designed by Givenchy’s new artistic director, Clare Waight Keller, GV Mask (model GV 7117/S) mixes iconic styling with retro-future inspirations. The mask shape is enhanced by a sleek and refined full metal upper part and contrasted acetate temple tips. This frame is available in golden and silver metal.
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