L’AMY GETS FUNCTIONAL WITH A TWO-CLICK TRICK FROM COLUMBIA. The new Proprietary Interchangeable Frame (IFT) System from Columbia is the first interchangeable temple system that focuses on function, not fashion. One temple is designed for everyday streetwear and the other “sports” temple fits comfortably with ski goggles, helmets, headsets, and safety headgear. Switching the temples is as easy as click, pull, and click. The eyewear is sold in kits that hold eight models, each with two temple sets. For more information, contact L’Amy America at 800-USA-LAMY or lamyamerica.com.
KEEPIN’ THE EYES OF FAITH. Premiering a sunwear collection for the first time, Eyes of Faith’s new sun line boasts four styles, each available in two colors. Three of the new designs are unisex, and one is for women (Style No. 2002 shown here in tortoise). Distributed exclusively through ECPs, the company donates 10% of annual gross sales to children’s charities and donates a pair of readers for every frame sold. For more information, contact Eyes of Faith at 888-777-9390 or eyesoffaithoptical.com.
THE SUN ALSO RISES FOR NEW YORK EYE. Featuring 18 fashion-forward unisex ophthalmics, New York Eye’s new Ernest Hemingway® Eyewear is vintage-inspired and crafted with care. Available with spring hinges, the models all come with a companion hard metal case with faux distressed leather and a signature plaque. Styles currently include zyl frames in black and tortoise combinations with vertically demarcated crystal colors (Style No. H4616 shown here). Classic design metal styles will follow later in the year. For more information, contact New York Eye at 800-221-6966 or newyorkeye.net.
MANISH ARORA FROM INSPECS HONORS ART DECO. A flair for graphic design defines the latest Manish Arora eyewear styles from Inspecs. Taking a page from the book of Japanese artist Hiroshi Nagai and his modern art deco artworks which showcase iconic beachside waves and cityscape sunsets, the new nine ophthalmic and nine sunglass styles models feature whimsically colored frames smattered in beads of cerulean, fuchsia, and emerald mosaic. Style No. X01-104 is shown here. For more information, contact Inspecs USA
at 727-771-7710 or inspecsusa.com.
OGI IS FULLY EVOLVED. Reinforcing Ogi’s heritage with a unique look, the Evolution Collection offers a wider-than-usual range of sizes and embraces functionality. New looks include Style No. 3064, which uses rich colors such as amber and crimson demi as well as silver rivets; Style No. 3066, featuring sharp angles and a bold color scheme; and Style No. 3067 (shown here), which embodies youthfulness with a thick, Italian acetate front and vibrant interior colors. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogiframes.com.
SAFILO’S ARMANI SPORTS ICONIC FLAIR. With elegant and sparkling features, the new Giorgio Armani suns appeal to the sophisticated woman and the man who appreciates “what’s old is new,” updated and polarized. Women’s Style No. GA 846/S, which comes in brown, violet, sand/gray, blue, red, and black (shown here), employs an exclusive diamonding method. Men’s Style No. 834/S is an acetate frame that features a modern drop-shape, personalized by the bridge and metal rivets. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.
MCGEE GOES BY THE BLUEPRINT. Modern architecture is the inspiration for the two rimless models in The McGee Group’s Blueprint subcollection in its Concept line. A modern unisex design, Style No. TR-166 is available in brown (shown here) and gunmetal. Sporting a modified square shape, Style No. TR-167 is a masculine frame with a mid-century look and feel. It comes in brown and black. Both styles utilize McGee’s exclusive Snap-Lock Rimless (SLR) lens mounting system. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED FROM KENMARK’S VERA WANG. Reminiscent of the legendary designer’s fashion collection, Vera Wang’s new 2011 sun collection features patterns and textures created by stone clusters, golden nugget accents, and Swarovski crystals (Style No. 252 shown here). Offered in shades of cabernet, merlot, and iris, each piece is handmade and comes with either solid or gradient lenses. Shapes include vintage-inspired rounds, cat eyes, and squares. For more information, contact Kenmark Group at 800-627-2898 or kenmarkoptical.com.
WESCAN’S EVATIK KEEPS IT SLEEK YET DISCREET. The stylish combination of titanium with acetate in a specialized wood grain finish gives Wescan’s Evatik Style No. E-9028 a sophisticated and unique look and feel. Featuring a double bridge and subtle metal cutouts on the temples, this edgy yet luxurious frame is offered in mahogany (shown here), blue, and slate. For more information, contact Wescan Optical at 514-383-0042 or evatik.com.
MOREL IS LIGHTEC ON ITS FEET. Morel’s Lightec Carbon 2 collection boasts three full-rimmed frames with bold stainless steel fronts, as well as two semi-rimless frames in subtler shapes. These models, which use the screwless “alpha” spring hinge, are made of high-tech composite materials that feature carbon fiber or glass fiber, depending on the style and combination rubber and stainless steel temples. They’re available in white, light gray, blue and navy blue, and orange and red. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.
NATORI FROM ZYLOWARE EMBRACES FEMININITY. With three new ophthalmics and two new suns, the latest Natori designs feature colors ranging from neutral tones to rich hues such as eggplant and berry. The ophthalmics all boast spring hinges for comfort and adjustability (Style No. LZ 309 is shown here). The suns, which both offer 100% UVA and UVB protection, include a reptile pattern (Style No. SZ 508) and an embedded Austrian crystal on each temple (Style No. SZ 509). For more information, contact Zyloware Eyewear at 800-765-3700 or zyloware.com.
CHARMANT FEELS THE PRESSURE. The expansion of Charmant’s pressure mount series features 10 new styles. Six looks in the offering are made from Charmant’s exclusive and most advanced titanium alloy, Excellence Titan. This flexible material offers a high-level memory function and nickel-free properties. With varied temple designs (Style No. CH11905 shown here), including one that’s hingeless (Style No. CH11901), the total number of models in the pressure mount range is now 30. For more information, contact Charmant USA, A Division of Charmant Inc at 800-645-2121 or charmant-usa.com.