L’AMY AMERICA’S RIDES INTO SPRING WITH NICOLE MILLER. The new spring/summer 2012 eyewear line of 19 ophthalmics and 15 suns boasts seven themes, each with its own characteristics and personality: celtic, bike lock (Carmine shown at left), nstar, grafik, material effects, bike plate, and bike chain and gears. While the collection draws from European and Canadian influences, the range’s New York vibe is unmistakable, with each style being named after a Manhattan street. Each design is adorned with a celtic cross, and key models include Greene and Stanton (shown above), with a modern shape and gothic feel, as well as Astor and Varick, which exhibit a bike chain profile on the temples. For more information, contact L’Amy America at 800-USA-LAMY or lamyamerica.com.

VIVA’S MARK NASON KNOWS HOW TO ROCK. The inclusion of dragons, roses, and crosses is a sure way to make this new eyewear collection more than a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. The Mark Nason eyewear collection has nine men’s ophthalmics, including key models MN Penn, which has a semi-rimless metal front, and MN Conner, featuring a handmade acetate and metal combination front. Both designs have engraved striped detailing and the Mark Nason logo on each temple. The four women’s ophthalmics feature handmade acetate, with MN Dessa and MN Lorna boasting a trio of metal crosses on the temples. On the sunwear side, the six women’s, eight men’s, and five unisex styles come with polarized, CR-39®, and CRXII lenses. MN Tessa, for women, is shown here. For more information, contact Viva International Group at 800-345-VIVA or vivagroup.com.

MARCHON JUMPS INTO SPRING WITH VALENTINO. With 27 sun designs and 16 ophthalmics, the newly released Valentino collection truly embraces variety. Lace, available in gray (shown here), brown, and burgundy, is a vintage-style model that features lace hidden on the bridge and temples, while Rockstud boasts tiny studs lined up along the top of an oversized square frame. On the temple, Valentino’s iconic “v” also functions as a hinge. The V Logo model features an injected frame with oversized round lenses, and a thin line of chromed metal and the “v” logo on the bridge. For more information, contact Marchon Eyewear at 800-645-1300 or marchon.com.

SERENGETI INNOVATES WITH INFINIFLEX. Incorporating Serengeti’s proprietary Flex-Series design, Infiniflex frames are made from titanium alloy and feature Polar PhD (Trivex® material base) lenses with photochromic technology. All are offered in Serengeti’s exclusive colors for high-definition views. The strength and flexibility of the internal hinges allow for an ideal, individualized fit, and temples feature stainless steel wire cores for added adjustability. This collection also features hypoallergenic silicone nosepads. Palladio is shown here. For more information, contact Serengeti at
888-838-1449 or serengeti-eyewear.com.

CLEARVISION GOES GLOBAL. The Global Fit™ collection from ClearVision Optical features adjustable eyewear designed specifically for people with a narrow or lower nose bridge and flatter facial structure. All models have gooseneck nosepad arms, and they’re designed with a flatter base curve and longer, bowed temples. The initial launch included four styles from BCBGMAXAZRIA (Colette shown here); models from other brands are also in the works. For more information, contact ClearVision Optical Co. at 800-645-3733 or cvoptical.com.

EASTERN STATES BRINGS THIERRY MUGLER TO THE FOREFRONT. With a range of unique styles for women, Thierry Mugler Sunglasses enter the eyewear scene with creative and colorful designs in keeping with the brand’s characteristic French-inspired look. Style No. TM10207 features a metal, lattice-inspired overlay covering a plastic front, while the endpieces of Style Nos. TM10211 and TM10214 are embellished with sleek metal studs. Meanwhile, Style No. TM10198 includes leather bands woven into its plastic temples. Style No. TM10199 is shown here. For more information, contact Eastern States Eyewear at 800-645-3710 or eseyewear.com.

ZYLOWARE GETS INKED. Tattoo-inspired art is the driving force behind Etched by Zyloware™, the new house brand consisting of 12 ophthalmics (six for women and six for men), within which all designs feature rich colors and fleur de lis. The men’s models boast daggers and tribal patterns, while women’s frames sport roses. The line includes a wide range of styles, including full-rimmed and semi-rimless, metal as well as zyl, spring hinges, and snap-in nosepads. Some models also accommodate progressive lenses. Etched Style No. XP 405M is shown here. For more information, contact Zyloware Eyewear at 800-765-3700 or zyloware.com.

NOUVEAU’S KAY BY KAY UNGER KEEPS THINGS FRESH. Throughout 2012, the Kay by Kay Unger line will continue to expand. The first two new styles out of the box are Style No. K539, an all-plastic, retro-inspired frame that’s ideal for work or play. Suitable for accommodating progressive lenses, this model is available in black with black and cream temples (shown here), olive green with green tortoise temples, and red with tortoise temples. With a lighter and more contemporary look and feel, Style No. K543 has an oval eyeshape and features triple-laminated plastic with a rippled metal trim and comes in three color combinations: black over blue, brown over peach, and red over light pink. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.

The newest duo from Vera Bradley eyewear includes Shelby and Kaya, both of which feature Rhythm & Blues and Floral Nightingale colors on the interior temples. The exterior temples for both styles have recessed metal floral décor with contrasting enamel fill. With a modified butterfly eyeshape, Shelby (shown below, on left) is triple-laminate acetate in a petite frame. Sporting a modified rectangular eyeshape, Kaya (shown below, on right) is a full-rimmed, double laminate acetate frame. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.

OGI EVOLVES WITH ARTISAN. The latest addition to the Evolution Collection is Ogi’s Artisan Series, which features handcrafted details and eye-catching elements. Key designs include Style No. 3500 (shown here), a men’s frame within which retro meets industrial, and Style No. 5500, which has a matte front with a keyhole bridge and a split endpiece connected by an elongated hex nut. This model is also characterized by energetic backside color. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogiframes.com.

SAFILO’S DIOR HOMME IS IN THE FOLD. Designed to bring comfort, convenience, and style together, Safilo’s Dior Homme foldable sunglass (Style No. 171S) sports an aviator look and is made with lightweight materials. The metal frame has soft-to-the-touch tips, and the lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection. This model is available in shiny black/gray lenses, brushed ruthenium/gray lenses, matte black/shaded gray lenses, and red/shaded brown lenses. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.

CHARMANT ENJOYS FUN IN THE SUN. ELLE’s sunwear 2012 collection includes Style No. EL18956, which is available in black, havana, red, and violet (shown here). This acetate frame, which is part of the City Wear style series, features a graphic logo as well. For more information, contact Charmant Group at 800-645-2121 or charmant.com/us.

FORM MEETS FUNCTION FOR WESTGROUPE. The lightweight, stainless steel Style No. E-1014, part of WestGroupe’s Evatik Sunwear line, features a triple bridge and clean, simple lines. Color options include black silver and brown champagne (shown here), both with a matte finish. Wearers can choose CR-39 or polarized lenses with anti-scratch coating, and all models include both 100% UVA and UVB protection and a seven-layer backside anti-glare treatment. For more information, contact WestGroupe at 800-361-6220 or evatik.com.
LUXOTTICA’S PERSOL HAS A MEDITERRANEAN ADVENTURE. Inspired by the art and architecture of Casa Malaparte, Persol’s Capri Edition features two models: one for women (Style No. PO 3025S shown here) and one for men. Both models highlight Persol’s trademark silver arrow, redesigned to draw from the shape of Casa Malaparte’s perimeter. The back ends of the temples are etched in the spirit of the stairs leading to the Casa’s rooftop, and the Meflecto System’s C shape is inspired by the curves of the Casa’s terrace. These suns are available with polarized lenses that combine a polarized filter and a photochromatic filter. For more information, contact Luxottica at 800-422-2020 or luxottica.net.

The newest concept within the Marius Morel 1880 collection, Felix features laser-engraved patterns as an antique look that comes head-to-head with contemporary style. All four metal models are suitable for progressive lenses and boast metal fronts and nickel-silver temples that are finished with handcrafted acetate endtips. The Felix designs are available in bronze, silver, and ruthenium, and feature the collection’s signature, yet subtle, red line. Style No. 1971M is shown here. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.

REPTILE STRIKES GOLD AND SILVER. Available with 99.8% polarized efficiency and Reptile’s multi-layer TPC-X lens technology, Indo and Terrapin are both unisex designs. Indo has a petite pilot wrap aviator shape intended for smaller faces, while Terrapin (shown here) is a large square wrap aviator that offers full coverage. Both styles are offered in gold plated or silver chrome. For more information, contact Reptile Polarized Sunglasses at 800-625-1880 or reptilesun.com.

OAKLEY MULTITASKSWITH CROSSLINK. Ideal as ophthalmic frames or as prescription suns, Oakley’s Crosslink collection features an interchangeable temple design for on-the-spot, personalized customization. The lightweight frames feature a three-point fit to prevent the wearer from feeling pressure while keeping everything in place, and Unobtanium® nosepads and ear stems to increase grip when the wearer sweats. Ear stems and frame fronts are made with O Matter™, a stress-resistant material intended to offer durability. Crosslink is available in six color combinations (shown here in gray smoke/retina burn/gray). For more information, contact Oakley, Inc. at 800-733-6255 or oakley.com.

A departure from vintage thick-rimmed frames, Legre’s two latest styles are handmade acetate and feature modified rectangle eyeshapes. Available in triple laminates or with a wood look, colors include black, tortoise/crystal fade, classic tortoise, gray wood, black/birch wood, dark navy wood, tortoise/blue, and tortoise/gray. Style No. 206 in tortoise/blue is shown here. For more information, contact Legre at 800-747-3840 or legreeyewear.com.

COSTA FLIES HIGH WITH COCOS. This new style from Costa is a classic aviator. The enduring suns are made with Costa’s signature co-injected temples, integral hinges, and heavy-duty eyewire. With impact-resistant 580P® lenses, this monel design also includes adjustable silicone nosepads. Cocos are available in palladium (shown here) and gold. For more information, contact Costa at 800-447-3700 or costadelmar.com.

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