EYEWEAR & FASHION YEAR IN REVIEW

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New technologies and design directions were introduced among frames in 2018. For more details find the issue referenced in the VisionCareProducts.com archives.

OAKLEY: FIELD JACKET AND FLIGHT JACKET (MAY)
both feature new Oakley Advancer to combat fog and overheating
• Field Jacket available in Rx
• Flight Jacket’s open-edge brow maximizes upper field of view
Oakley, Inc.
800.733.6255 | Oakley.com CustomerCare@Oakley.com


GÖTTI: DIMENSION 3D-PRINTED EYEWEAR (AUGUST)
• frame front of 3D-printed polyamide
• temples of Sandvik stainless steel
• no screws or glue
• flexible and light material with semi-matte finish
Götti Switzerland USA
914.274.8522 | Gotti.ch/en | Office.USA@Gotti.ch


TURA: TED BAKER OPULENS OPHTAHLMIC COLLECTION (MARCH)
• eight ophthalmics (four for women and four for men)
• two women’s styles feature a full brow of Swarovski crystals
• three men’s styles include 18k gold plating
Tura, Inc.
800.242.8872 | Tura.com | Orders@Tura.com


SAFILO: RAG & BONE (MARCH)
• rag & bone’s first eyewear collection with Safilo
• 31 styles (eight suns for women, nine suns for men, seven ophthalmics for each)
• designed in Safilo’s NYC Design Studio
• inspired by Americana, Military, British and Sport
• TORX six-point screw-head hinge system protects while allowing for easy adjustments
Safilo USA
800.631.1188 | Safilo.com | Info@Safilo.com


IMAGEWEAR: ROBERT GRAHAM EYEWEAR (NOVEMBER)
• eight ophthalmic and six sun models for men
• multiple color combinations
• threaded buttons on each temple tip
• “Knowledge, Wisdom, Truth,” etched on every frame
ImageWear
800.414.7656  | ImageWear.com


EASTERN STATES EYEWEAR: COCO AND BREEZY EYEWEAR (FEBRUARY)
• initial ophthalmic collection from Coco and Breezy
• eight styles, half for women and half unisex
• classic frames shapes such as cat eye, round and rectangle with cut-outs and mixed materials
• etched or differently colored nosepieces match different parts of the frame
Eastern States Eyewear
800.645.3710 | ESEyewear.com CustomerService@ESEyewear.com


MARCHON: MARCHON NYC THERMO MEMORY (OCTOBER)
• thermosetting plastic
• adjusted with heat, Thermo-Memory remembers original shape
• lightweight and flexible
Marchon Eyewear
800.645.1300 | Marchon.com | CS@Marchon.com


MARCOLIN: ATELIER SWAROVSKI (MARCH)
• debut eyewear collection of five sunglasses
• crystals, including inset on temple tip
• mask models feature hand-embellished acetate brows
Marcolin
800.345.8482 | Marcolin.com InfoUSA@Marcolin.com


ØRGREEN: QUANTUM COLLECTION BALL JOINT HINGE (JANUARY)
• hidden hinge in 21 men’s, women’s and unisex styles
• hinge composed of sphere inserted into frame front of same color
• allows for easy adjustments
• lightweight flexible frame made of polyamide
• round, panto and square shapes in more than 120 color combinations
Ørgreen
816.220.7533 | Ørgreen.dk


COSTA: THE UNTANGLED COLLECTION (AUGUST)
• made from recycled discarded plastic fishing nets
• with premium polarized glass lenses, case made from recycled water bottles and 100% recycled paper packaging
• customers can ship sunglasses to be recycled at end of product’s life
Costa
800.447.3700 | B2B.CostaDelMar.com B2BSales@CostaDelMar.com


LUXOTTICA: TIFFANY & CO./AVANT PREMIER (MAY)
• first collection under Tiffany’s new chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff
• inspired by iconic Tiffany T jewelry
• follows Luxottica’s renewal of Tiffany & Co. license
Luxottica
800.422.2020 | Luxottica.com CustomerService@US.Luxottica.com


L’AMY AMERICA: GLAMOUR EDITOR’S PICK EYEWEAR (APRIL)
• collaboration with accessories editors at Glamour magazine
• feminine frames in 15 ophthalmic and 12 suns with fun, bold prints
• two-tone coloring, temple studs, unique brow lines and cool silhouettes
L’Amy America
800.243.6350 | LAmyAmerica.com Support@LAmyAmerica.com


CLEARVISION: CLEAR3D (APRIL)
• 3D facial scanning and 3D printing for customizable eyewear
• can attach to mobile device for virtual try-on eyewear using facial recognition
• custom frames can be printed in nylon, titanium or acetate
ClearVision Optical Co.
800.645.3733 | CVOptical.com CService@CVOptical.com


SILHOUETTE: TITAN MINIMAL ART – THE ICON (OCTOBER)
• reduction to the essentials
• screwless and hingeless
• 1.8 grams
• from retro butterfly and cat eye to smaller oval-shapes
Silhouette International
800.223.0180 | Silhouette.com


WINDSOR EYES: PIER MARTINO JEWELS COLLECTION (APRIL)
• nine limited edition Rxable sun models of handmade Italian acetate with Swarovski crystals
• metal trim by Venetian goldsmiths
• some styles with facets and etched lenses
Windsor Eyes
856.662.6006 | WindsorEyes.com | Info@WindsorEyes.com


ALTERNATIVE AND PLAN “B” EYEWEAR: INTERFACE (AUGUST)
• nine ophthalmic models in high grade stainless
• sun clip fits tightly without any hooks or magnets
• brown or gray sun lenses are 100% polarized
Alternative/Plan “B” Eyewear
888.399.7742 | AlternativeEyes.com


3DNA: CUSTOMIZED EYEWEAR (APRIL)
• digital eyewear design and production
• 3D facial scans for customized eyewear
• includes 3D scanner, product samples, 32-inch touch screen, PC, storage drawers and design app
• customers choose frame materials and shapes, hinges and nosepads
3DNA
412.567.298 | 3DNA-Eyewear.org Info@3DNA-Eyewear.com


HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018
• Essilor and Luxottica merged
• Opticon joined Vision Expo
• National Sunglasses Day generated more than one billion impressions
• Thélios: brand new company launched through a joint venture of Marcolin and LVMH
• DAC Vision changed its name to DAC Technologies

MAJOR LICENSES
Luxottica and Tiffany & Co. through 2027
Marcolin and Swarovski through 2023
Marcolin and Timberland through 2023
Safilo and Fossil through 2023
Safilo and Banana Republic to 2025

PROMINENT PROMOTIONS
Alessandro Baronti to president DeRigo REM
Thomas E. Burke III to CEO ABB Optical Group
Michael DeBono to COO WestGroupe
Rick Gadd to president Essilor of America
Onofrio “Mike” Giannattasio to president Silhouette International
Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM, to SVP, Customer Development Group, professional relations, Essilor of America
Yagen Moshe to CEO Shamir Optical Industry, Ltd.
Katherine “K-T” Overbey to president and executive director OneSight
Angelo Trocchia to CEO Safilo Group
Michael J. Guyette to CEO VSP Global
Stephen Wright to chief commercial officer Safilo North America

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