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MARCOLIN’S BALENCIAGA BRINGS ELEGANCE AND EDGE TOGETHER. The feminine styles of Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection offer sophisticated edginess, with nine ophthalmic styles and 12 suns. On the ophthalmic front, Style No. BA5003 is an acetate frame with a strong silhouette and linear temples that feature Balenciaga’s signature B. And suns seekers need look no further than Style No. BA0009, a ’70s-inspired, leather-like sunglass design. For more information, contact Marcolin USA at 888-MARCOLIN or marcolinusa.com.
|INSPECS USA KICKS IT WITH A NEW ‘KOLLECTION.’ Inspired by designs of each of the can’t-be-avoided Kardashian sisters-Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe-Inspecs USA’s Kardashian Kollection™ Eyewear range includes 11 ophthalmic styles. This line can take wearers from a vintage boho look to the highest heights of Hollywood glam. Style No. KDO-16, a modern cat eye, is shown here in navy. It’s also available in amber and purple amber. For more information, contact Inspecs USA at 727-771-7710 or inspecsusa.com.||CORINNE MCCORMACK FITS IN. Best known for readers and eyewear necklaces, Corinne McCormack recently launched her first-ever ophthalmic collection with FGX. Targeted to women looking to make a statement, the collection of 21 modern styles features metals, handmade acetates, and combinations. With a focus on helping patients find the perfect fit, this collection includes three petite styles and three luxury fit styles (for larger proportions). Park Avenue in turquoise, Columbus in purple demi, and Bryant Park in coral are shown here. For more information, contact FGX Corinne McCormack at 800-480-4846 or fgxoptical.com.||SAFILO’S FENDI OPENS THE DOOR TO SUMMER. The Spring/Summer 2014 Fendi eyewear collection includes 16 ophthalmics and 15 suns. Designs range from unique to iconic-and some are both. A few key models include Style No. FF 0031/S, a limited-edition sun inspired by Fendi’s signature baguette bag, Style Nos. FF 0029 and 0029/S, which celebrate color blocking, and Style Nos. FF 0026/S and FF 0028, each of which are vintage-inspired designs. Shown here is Style No. FF 0013/S in burgundy with green temples, boasting Fendi’s iconic black-and-tobacco striped “Pequin” motif. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.|
|LUXOTTICA’S PERSOL STAYS UP LATE FOR FILM NOIR. The latest capsule collection from Persol, the Film Noir Edition, is inspired by the characters and settings of the film noir genre, and all styles feature the brand’s signature phoenix arrow. The suns, Gangster (Style No. PO3072S) and Detective (Style No. PO3074S), are both offered with polar and photo-polar gradient lenses. The ophthalmics include Femme Fatale (Style No. PO3070V)-a subtle cat eye and Reporter (Style No. PO3073V, shown here)-a rectangular eyeshape. For more information, contact Luxottica at 800-422-2020 or luxottica.net.
||MCGEE’S XOXO IS HIPPER THAN EVER. The on-trend colors and cutting-edge designs of the latest XOXO collection are revealed through four styles in two colorways each. Magnetic, Muse, and Daring all feature rounded eyeshapes, with Irresistible bringing a rectangular one to the mix. Magnetic is a combination frame; Muse features a leopard-print-like embossed and enamel-filled temple décor; Daring is a petite, semi-rimless with a metal front and metal endpieces; and Irresistible is a combination frame with color blocking (shown here in brown). For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.||NOUVEAU HAS A PARTY WITH PHOEBE COUTURE. Colorful and feminine, the three new styles from Phoebe Couture each bring a different element of fun to the table. Style No. P255 shows an artsy side with scrollwork on the temples, Style No. P256 features a semi-translucent temple with a floral print (shown here in black), and Style No. 257 makes itself known with multi-color gradients. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.|
|REM’S CONVERSE KNOWS JACK. With eight ophthalmic styles and six suns, the new Converse Jack Purcell Eyewear collection builds off REM Eyewear’s already robust Converse eyewear brand. This line embraces the concept of “less is more” and the handmade acetate frames, each with five to seven barrel hinges, feature the Jack Purcell logo inside the temples and on the upper right suns lens. Style No. P007 is shown here in magenta. For more information, contact REM Eyewear at 800-423-3023 or remeyewear.com.||ZYLOWARE’S LEON MAX GOES FOR THE BOLD. From colors that pop to shapes that will turn heads, the Leon Max collection stands out for spring. Materials include metals and zyls and the brand’s signature globe logo is featured on each of the collection’s eight styles. Each frame comes in at least three colorways and several models are progressive friendly. Style No. 4002, shown here in emerald fade, is a full-rimmed zyl frame, also offered in brown fade and pink fade. For more information, contact Zyloware Eyewear at 800-765-3700 or zyloware.com.||SILHOUETTE STAYS LIGHT ON ITS FEET FOR SUMMER. The SUN 2014 Collection from Silhouette offers wearers several minimalist styles from which to choose, each in at least three colorways. Styles include Titan Minimal Art, Titan Minimal Art-Icon, Adventurer, Adventurer-Aviator, Trophy, Allure, and Explorer-Aviator. Titan Minimal Art-Icon, Style No. 8144, is shown here in glossy teal. For more information, contact Silhouette Optical, Ltd. at 800-223-0180 or silhouette.com.
|TURA’S GEOFFREY BEENE KEEPS IT SIMPLE. The new ophthalmics in the three Geoffrey Beene subcollections keep wearers interested with a few modern twists. Each has its own design theme: Signature Simplicity-featuring Beene’s vertical four-bar signature, Attainable Luxury-with sophisticated details including marble inlays and metal decorative treatments, and Distinctive Individuality-for the modern, confident wearer. Style No. G306, from the Distinctive Individuality subcollection, is shown here in tortoise. For more information, contact Tura at 800-242-8872 or tura.com.||COSTA’S NEW STYLES BRING THE SHINE. Each of the three new styles from Costa bring durability, performance, and color together. Isla, shown here in scotch and black, has a round eyeshape and medium fit, with a nylon frame, no-slip nosepads, and spring hinges. Blenny offers a large fit, along with a stainless steel Costa logo plaque and spring hinges. Goby, another medium-fit frame with a rounded eyeshape features sturdy integral hinges. All three are compatible with customized Costa Rx lenses and Costa’s patented 580™ 100% polarized lens technology. For more information, contact Costa at 800-447-3700 or costadelmar.com.||OGI FINDS ITS INNER FELINE. The cat eye frame of Style No. 5300 has a thin titanium rim and multifaceted acetate wings. Funky fashionistas can choose from colorways including blue, pink, aqua, and brown, which the company describes as “graffiti colors.” For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogieyewear.com.|
|WESTGROUPE’S KLIIK IS ON AN UPWARD SPIRAL. Lively and lightweight, Style No. K-509 has integrated spring hinges, a stainless steel front, and TR-90 temples. Colorways include purple fuchsia (shown here), brown chartreuse, emerald green, and black white. For more information, contact WestGroupe at 800-361-6220 or kliik.com.||REVOLUTION SHOWS OFF ITS STYLE. Robert Graham Eyewear celebrates its American Eclectic identity with Milous. This style features a brushed pewter frame front and temples, with fabric-infused temple tips. It comes in brown, black, and dark navy. For more information, contact Revolution Eyewear at 800-986-0010 or revolutioneyewear.com.||MARCHON’S VALENTINO ROCKS OUT FOR SPRING. From Camulook to Camuglam, these camouflage frames do anything but blend in. Camulook (and Camulook Fluo, which is the same frame but with fluorescent color choices) is an acetate frame with a modified square eyeshape. Each Camulook frame is adorned with two metal studs on the frame front. Camuglam, made in green and red army (shown here), boasts 496 Swarovski crystals on an iconic military style frame. For more information, contact Marchon Eyewear at 800-645-1300 or marchon.com.|
|MOREL’S KOALI JUMPS INTO THE AMAZON. Discus, a new design from Morel’s Koali line, offers wearers three shapes, available in four colorways each. These designs have transparent sheet acetate on the frame fronts, resulting in a double layer of light-catching color. Fronts and temples boast a beveled feature, and the transparent temples peek through underwater-inspired openwork metal. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.||CLEARVISION’S DURAHINGE FLEXES ITS MUSCLE. Strength and flexibility work together to keep the newest styles in ClearVision’s DuraHinge™ collection at the top of the quality game. Available in two colorways each, the additions to the collection include DuraHinge 1, a semi-rimless style with a tire-mark design on the temples; DuraHinge 2, a full-rimmed combination frame with tortoise temple accents; and DuraHinge 6 (shown here), a minimalist, full-rimmed style with textured strips on the temples. For more information, contact ClearVision Optical Co. at 800-645-3733 or cvoptical.com.||WILEY X MAKES CHANGE. When it comes to suns offering advanced protection, clarity, and ease in changing lenses, the Wiley X‘ Changeable Series continues to deliver. WX Vapor, shown here, is a lightweight, shield-style sunglass with a double-injected design for increased comfort. A full-frame wraparound, the Romer 3 maintains its structural integrity even during lens switches with the help of Wiley X’s Slot™ technology. For more information, contact Wiley X Eyewear at 800-776-7842 or wileyx.com.|