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MONDOTTICA USA SHINES WITH PEPE. With the launch of the Pepe Jeans Eyewear collection in the U.S. market, Mondottica USA offers wearers a spectrum of colors and contemporary designs. The line is targeted at the younger wearer, with affordable trendy styles for the fashion-conscious. Placing emphasis on exciting graphic patterns, the collection features 27 ophthalmics, including women’s, men’s, unisex, and children’s models. Sleek metal detailing and cool logo treatments enhance the frames’ appeal. Style No. PJ3069 is shown below in purple and tortoise. For more information, contact Modottica USA at 866-666-3662 or mondotticausa.com.
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SPY’S CROSSTOWN HITS THE SURF AND THE STREETS. Seven sun styles define the Crosstown Collection, inspired by the Golden State of the ’50s and ’60s. Featuring a variety of eyeshapes, each design is made from handcrafted acetate with custom metal detailing. Frames include both polished gloss and matte finishes and the CR-39™ lenses’ anti-reflective treatment maximize the wearer’s experience. The styles—Mercer, Burnside, Haight, Yonkers, Fremont (shown here), Beachwood, and Midtown—include a polarized option. For more information, contact Spy Optic at 800-779-3937 or spyoptic.com.
Q-VISION OPTICS’ LOUISLUSO EMBRACES VARIETY. The vast array of colorways and styles of LouisLuso™ eyewear gives anyone quite a bit to consider. Each lightweight, hypoallergenic, and flexible style includes soft silicone nosepads, and fit precision is increased with tips that are attached to malleable stainless steel. These frames are made with Ultem P.E.I. (polytherminide resin), a safe plastic that’s used across industries—from medical tools to computers to automobiles and airplanes. Style Nos. 1026, 1028, and 1030 are shown here, from left to right. For more information, contact Q-Vision Optics, Inc., at 404-337-0122 or qvisionoptics.com.
AMERICAN VISION MAKES A SPLASH WITH VERSATILITY. The new design from American Vision places emphasis on beauty, style, and sophistication. While the complete line features more than 30 models, the latest, Style No. 1- AY1002, is stainless steel and is available in blue, gold, silver, and brown. It can be worn as an ophthalmic frame or a sunglass (with an option for polarization). For more information, contact American Vision USA at 855-504-5952 or american-vision.com.
OGI ENJOYS A NEW CANVAS. Drawing inspiration from French oil paintings of the 19th century, Ogi Eyewear’s collection for fall features deep colors including crimson, evergreen, and midnight blue. The artistry and sensibility of the past join modern-day innovations in these new designs. Key models include Style No. 3503 (shown here on right, in midnight blue), which features a milled edge along the lower eyewire, and Style No. 3504 (shown here on left, in evergreen), which boasts classic oval lenses and a matte metallic color palette. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogiframes.com.
VIVA CELEBRATES YOUTH WITH SKECHERS. Kids can wrap up the summer in style with eight new ophthalmic releases from the SKECHERS Eyewear Summer 2012 collection. The four girls’ selections include design elements such as shooting stars, flowers, and paisley swirls. Rubber stars adorn the temples of Style Nos. SK 1508 (shown here) and SK 1509. The four boys’ designs have a light, sporty feel. Metal Style Nos. SK 1040 and SK 1041 have a raised temple design. For more information, contact Viva International Group 800-345-VIVA or vivagroup.com.
MCGEE’S XOXO FINDS ITS WILD SIDE. With three distinct styles, the XOXO City Slicker collection boasts animal-print-inspired designs and an easy day-to-night transition. Mysterious has a modified rectangular eyeshape and is available in black and brown. A full-rimmed combination frame with a matte metal front and pearlized acetate temples, Strut has a casted metal endpiece. It comes in brown and navy black. Charisma, a semi-rimless, modified oval eyeshape, is offered in black (shown here) and brown. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.
SAFILO’S GUCCI CHAMPIONS SUSTAINABILITY. Taking environmental accountability a step beyond sustainable eyewear, Gucci and Safilo have launched eco-friendly packaging. Gucci has used 100% recyclable packaging since 2010, and Safilo has now extended this consciousness into its eyewear collections. Reducing 60% of their CO2 emissions, the new foldable case takes up less space and weighs less, allowing for fewer shipments and more efficiency in transit. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.
LUXOTTICA’S BURBERRY TAKES FLIGHT. The latest aviator sunglasses from Burberry have ultra-lightweight frames, thin metal temples and bridge, and customized, flexible temple tips. The women’s, men’s, and unisex models all include the Burberry logo on the bridge and signature check inside the temples and colors range from pale gold to nickel, dark silver, and matte black. Style No. BE 3061 is shown here. Polarization is available. For more information, contact Luxottica at 800-422-2020 or luxottica.net.
MOREL’S KOALI GROWS LIKE BAMBOO. The newest Koali collection, Bamboo, features rounded fronts and temples, made with translucent and opaque twin-layer acetate. The light, microfusion metal around the temples are more than reminiscent of bamboo. This collection features three progressive-friendly eyeshapes, all with friction-controlled screws and wide nosepads. Style No. 7069K is shown here. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.
L’AMY WILL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS. The latest models added to L’Amy’s Paris collection include two acetate frames an
d one combination frame for women as well as one combination frame and one acetate half-frame for men. Emma has a rectangular eyeshape, and colorways include black, tortoise, and dark gray/pink. Isabella (shown here) boasts an acetate softened teacup eyeshape with wraparound metal endpieces, and is offered in black crystal, tortoise, and olive horn. For men, Tristan boasts an acetate front with stainless steel temples; it’s available in black/red fade, tortoise, and amber tortoise. For more information, contact L’Amy America at 800-USA-LAMY or lamyamerica.com.
FEB31ST RAISES A GLASS TO EYEWEAR. Made in Italy, FEB31st eyewear is simultaneously bright and warm, with frames made from FSC certified raw materials. Boasting a wide range of ophthalmic and sun styles for women and men (as well as unisex offerings), the collection’s wood designs are lightweight, and feature a variety of eyeshapes. This collection combines the naturalness of wood with the energy of color such as bright pink, yellow, and orange, as well as more traditional navy and black. Orion Sun is shown here. For more information, contact Feb31st at 011-39-0345-91-665 or feb31st.it.
ZYLOWARE’S GLORIA VANDERBILT IS ON TREND. The two newest additions to the Gloria by Gloria Vanderbilt collection will appeal to a wide range of wearers. Style No. 4025 features a full-rimmed metal front with a modified oval eyeshape and spring hinges. Colorways include pink and brown. Shown here in rose, Style No. 4026 is a full-rimmed metal frame with an oval eyeshape. This model distinguishes itself with a cutout design. It is also offered in cocoa and can accommodate progressive lenses. Both designs feature handcrafted zyl temple tips, and snap-in nosepads. For more information, contact Zyloware Eyewear at 800-765-3700 or zyloware.com.
TREVI COLISEUM SHOWS ITS SOFT SIDE. Embodying both form and function with lightweight, yet strong frames, the Cotton Club Carbon Fiber Line features carbon fiber with rubberized temples. Models include two full-rimmed and two semi-rimless styles, all made in Italy. Style No. CC 280 is available in black gun, black, and white black (shown here). For more information, contact National Lens at 866-923-5600 or national-lens.com.
OAKLEY’S RADARLOCK ACCELERATES LENS CHANGING. Incorporating Switchlock™ Technology, Radarlock allows for quick and simple lens changes This sunglass enables athletes to quickly adapt their vision from one environment to the next and keep up with the challenges presented by changing light. Optimized with High Definition Optics®, this polarized style is made with O Matter®. Interchangeable nosepads and Unobtainium® components allow for increased grip through perspiration. For more information, contact Oakley, Inc. at 800-733-6255 or oakley.com.
EVERYTHING’S ZEN FOR WILEY X. The Active Series from Wiley X, Inc. includes WX Zen™, which has a softer look than most performance suns. In keeping with the entire Active Series, this Rxable style includes rubber nosepads and temple gloves. Wearers can choose from a gloss black frame with bronze flash lenses (shown here) and a matte black frame with polarized silver flash lenses. And as with all Wiley X models, WX Zen meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Velocity and High Mass Impact safety standards, which ensure maximum protection. For more information, contact Wiley X Eyewear at 800-776-7842 or wileyx.com.
NOUVEAU EXPANDS ITS VICTORIOUS COLLECTION. Having captured the spirit of a top tween show, Nouveau Eyewear introduces a new model to its Victorious collection. The fourth style in the line, Wonder, is a plastic frame for girls, available in black on white/crystal, brown on pink (shown here), and purple on pink. Wonder includes double-action spring hinges. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.
LINDBERG’S NEW STYLES EMBODY SUBTLETY. The latest designs from Lindberg are simultaneously understated and attention-grabbing. The 9800 Strip design pays homage to the ’50s, featuring screw-free acetate and titanium plate designs with a soft look (Style No. 9802 is shown here). Lindberg 1000 Acetanium frames feature semi-transparent and matte designs, as well as new colorways, while the Lindberg 2000 Spirit range presents itself with new acetate shapes and titanium temple designs. For more information, contact LINDBERG at 800-386-9196 or lindberg.com.
TOM DAVIES’ GOES TO THE MOVIES. Initially designed as a custom request for a Bollywood star, the new vintage-inspired cat-eye suns from Tom Davies sparkle with Swarovski crystals. These frames are made with 79% cotton acetate that are hand polished, allowing for a high shine. As with all TD Tom Davies styles, this sunglass can be customized through TD’s Couture service. For more information, contact TD Tom Davies at 630-499-7955 or tdtomdavies.com.