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REM TRAVELS INTO 2012 WITH TUMI EYEWEAR. With 12 sunglass styles having launched in January and 10 ophthalmic styles to come in March, the Tumi Eyewear collection stays true to the brand’s roots, combining high-level technology, innovation, and style for every design. Within the sunwear line, called the Traverso Collection, each model is named for a world-famous bridge, which also speaks to the collection’s core structural concept. Stari (top) and Kawazu (bottom) are shown here. The ophthalmic collection’s Japanese crafting features acid-etched design on stainless steel with cast metal temple tips with two silicone rings. The rings, for style and grip, are inspired by Tumi’s signature zipper pulls and genuine Tumi leather-wrapped temples. In addition, Tumi’s reading glasses boast a carbon graphite front paired with beta-titanium temples, with photochromic lenses and a locking nosepiece. For more information, contact REM Eyewear at 800-423-3023 or remeyewear.com.
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THE SUN IS OUT FOR MARIUS MOREL 1880. The first sunwear collection from Marius Morel 1880 features 12 models, all with brown or green Zeiss lenses that include Optical Certification from the Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens laboratories. (Brown is a blue blocker and green is for infrared protection.) Metal concepts include Samson and Séverin, while Symphorien, Sybille, Séraphin, and Solène (shown here) are all made from handcrafted acetate. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.
EYE DEALS GIVES PET OWNERS PAWS. Embellished with paws and bones, the Paws ’N Claws line from Eye Deals will have cat and dog owners lining up. With models available for both Rx suns and ophthalmics, the various designs within the line feature a range of materials and details including TR90, Swarovski crystals, and spring hinges. Style No. 602 is shown here in black. Five percent of Paws ’N Claws’ net sales are donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). For more information, contact Eye Deals Eyewear at 800-223-0167 or pawsnclawseyewear.com.
MARCOLIN’S ROBERTO CAVALLI HEARS A CONTEMPORARY CALL OF THE WILD. Snakes and sophistication delineate new styles in the Roberto Cavalli eyewear collection. Style No. RC652S, available in four colors, has a distinct vintage shape, while a python print defines the metal temples of Style No. RC648S. Acetate frames are not left behind, as demonstrated by Style No. RC662S, another snake-decorated model. Square metal also finds its place in this collection with Style No. RC663S, shown here. Aviators are represented with Style No. RC664S, and Style No. RC653S brings out the line’s contemporary feel with acetate and metal, inspired by the jewelry collection. For more information, contact Marcolin USA at 800-537-9265 or marcolinusa.com.
MARCHON’S NAUTICA BRINGS CLASSIC AND MODERN TOGETHER. For new additions to its Nautica collection, Marchon introduced six suns and seven ophthalmic styles with fine metal accents on the temples. Key suns designs include Style No. N6151S (shown here), a vintage-inspired sandblasted zyl; Style No. N6152S, a classic, sporty plastic frame with a distinctive color fade; and N6154S, a modern aviator with a zyl front. Ophthalmic options include Style No. N7190, an all-metal, semi-rimless frame, and Style No. N7194, which has spring hinges, a stainless steel front, and plastic temples. For more information, contact Marchon Eyewear at 800-645-1300 or marchon.com.
IT’S TIME TO PLAY FOR MCGEE’S XOXO. Designed with a petite fit for a fun, whimsical look, the XOXO Play Date Collection from McGee features three distinctly feminine designs. Hipster, available in black/white and purple/green (shown here), is a double-laminate acetate with a modified oval eyeshape and laser etching on the temples. Also made from double-laminate acetate, Rock Star is a semi-rimless design with a metal front and petite oval eyeshape. It has a pearlized interior and comes in black and plum. Coquette, offered in black/white and tort/black, sports a more mod look with a rectangle eyeshape and embedded rhinestone embellishments on the temples. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.
THIS WINTER, MODO’S ECO CELEBRATES SUMMER. Model Summer Rayne Oakes has teamed up with Eco to create Summer Rayne Oakes eyewear collection, a sustainable line that takes a real look at the product lifecycle. According to the company, this is the first-ever brand and collection to receive an Environmental Claims Validation™ (ECV) from UL Environment (ULE), which certifies that the eyewear is made from at least 95% recycled materials. The suns and ophthalmics within the collection are made from recycled plastic and hypoallergenic/non-toxic stainless steel. Style No. 3002 is shown here. For more information, contact MODO Eyewear at 800-223-7610 or modobiz.com.
SUSTAINABILITY RULES FOR LUXOTTICA’S STELLA MCCARTNEY. The new eco-friendly sunwear collection from Stella McCartney is based on extensive research that was conducted to help increase the use of raw materials such as castor-oil seeds, which limit petroleum exploitation, and citric acid. The line features bio-plastic (54% castor-oil seeds) and a new, also eco-friendly, acetate plastic that is made from 54% natural sources, as well as three metal models. Available colors include browns, greens, grays, nudes, and berries, all in keeping with McCartney’s signature color palette. Style No. SM4030 is shown here. For more information, contact Luxottica at 800-422-2020 or luxottica.net.
ASPEX’S GRILAMID TR90 IS LIGHT ON ITS FEET. Developed with thermoplastic polyamide, the new line from Aspex Eyewear is 20% lighter than other plastic frames, offering wearers a frame that’s lightweight, flexible, and durable. Grilamid TR90 blocks UV exposure and features a range of vibrant colors and detailed designs, and the line is suitable for both everyday and more active use. Frames maintain their shape and adjustments even with temperature variations and they’re non-allergenic. For more information, contact Aspex Eyewear at 800-277-3979 or aspexeyewear.com.
ZYLOWARE GETS BOLD AND BRIGHT WITH DAISY FUENTES. All nine styles within the Daisy Fuentes Optical Sunglass Collection capture the brand’s true personality and appeal to anyone who loves a Latina-influenced look. Each model offers 100% UV protection, is fully Rxable, and can accommodate progressive lenses. The line features full-rimmed styles in zyls, metals, and combinations of the two. Most designs are offered in two colors, some in one. The two-toned Carolina is shown here in brown. For more information, contact Zyloware Eyewear at 800-765-3700 or zyloware.com.
CHARMANT’S TRU TRUSSARDI KEEPS IT SLEEK AND MODERN. The two new men’s styles in Charmant’s Tru Trussardi collection are in keeping with the brand’s Italian roots and sensibility. Style No. TR12728 is a short aviator with a retro feel, available in black, havana, and tortoise (shown here). Meanwhile, Style No. TR12730 sports more oval-shaped frames and a vintage-inspired metal finish. This design features a combination of matte metal on its double-layered brow and a shiny lower rim, as well as a leather inlay beside the temple logo. For more information, contact Charmant Group, A Division of Charmant Inc, at 800-645-2121 or charmant-usa.com.
WILEY X SNEAKS IN WITH NEW BLACK OPS MODELS. Each of the five new models in Wiley X’s Black Ops collection features smoke gray lenses and Rx-ready matte black frames. Stealthy designs include the tactical WX Valor, WX Rush, WX Censor, WX Gravity, and WX Twisted (shown here). All designs carry the ANSI- Z87.1-2003 High Velocity and High Mass impact safety rating. For more information, contact Wiley X Eyewear at 800-776-7842 or wileyx.com.
SAFILO TAKES STYLE TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH JIMMY CHOO. With suns as well as ophthalmics, the new models in Safilo’s Jimmy Choo collection maintain the brand’s cosmopolitan sensibility. Sunglasses include Terence, a unisex model made with steel and injection-molded plastic and teardrop lenses clasped by small rivets, and the oversized, feminine Belle with curvy metal temples and a rounded front. Vintage-inspired Charlotte (shown here in smoky gray/peach) is a butterfly-shaped acetate with a glamorous flair. On the ophthalmic front, Jimmy Choo Style No. 49 and Jimmy Choo Style No. 51 both feature sparkle-infused animal prints. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.
EMBRACE LACE WITH CLARITI’S MONALISA. Intricate and lace-inspired, the detailed design of Style No. M8777 from Clariti’s Monalisa collection is elegant and memorable. Featuring spring hinges and adjustable nosepads, the metal frames are deep red and raise the bar of any look. For more information, contact Clariti Eyewear at 800-372-6372 or claritieyewear.com.