FROM THE COVER: LUXOTTICA RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH COACH. A brand that started as a family-run business of leather artisans in 1941, Coach has evolved into an internationally renowned name, raising the bar for style, quality, and innovation in the world of accessories. Newly launched by Luxottica, the 2012 Coach eye- and sunwear collection is cutting-edge—distinguished by a range of shapes including round, cat eye, and oversized and varied details such as metal inlays, laser engraving, and the brand’s iconic Kissing Cs buckle and Coach script signature (Payton style shown here). A second Coach line features an Asian fit, with a custom bridge and specialized nosepad arm. For more information, contact Luxottica at 800-422-2020 or luxottica.net.
OAKLEY IS OUT IN FRONT FOR TEAM USA. The excitement for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games continues to build with the introduction of Oakley’s Team USA® sunwear collection. Each pair features the U.S. Olympic Team colors, and “Team USA” is laser etched at the corner of the lens. The collection includes four men’s designs: Jawbone and Flakjacket®—both interchangeable dual-lens sport suns, a lifestyle design called Fuel Cell™, and Radar® (available in two renditions). Women can choose between Commit™, which has an interchangeable lens design, and Miss Conduct™, active lifestyle suns with gradient tinting for their rimless toric lenses. For more information, contact Oakley, Inc. at 800-733-6255 or oakley.com.
NEW YORK EYE FULFILLS ITS NEED FOR SPEED WITH DALE JR. Patients can hit the gas with racing royalty’s Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s new brand of eyewear from New York Eye. With 24 styles in stainless steel, titanium, and zyl, both women and men will appreciate each design’s sporty look and aerodynamic contours. The brushed metal eyeglass cases include embossed branding. For more information, contact New York Eye at 800-221-6966 or newyorkeye.net.
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SILHOUETTE RUNS WITH RIMLESS SUNS. Innovative design joins stylish function for Silhouette’s SUN 2012 Collection. With 16 models spanning two lines—Lifestyle by Design and Action by Design—sun protection will be easy for lovers of all looks to achieve. Lifestyle by Design covers the bold and the fresh with Icon (Style No. 8130 shown here in purple gradient), Adventurer, Class, Cosmopolitan, New Horizon, and Center Court. On the flip side, the Action by Design styles are geared toward individuals with leisure-sport leanings, as both the Pro and the Trophy feature wraparound designs ideal for the fashionable athlete. For more information, contact Silhouette Optical, Ltd. at 800-223-0180 or silhouette.com.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER BY MIKLI ARRIVES ON THE SCENE. Longtime friends Jean Paul Gaultier and Alain Mikli have collaborated to create the Jean Paul Gaultier by Mikli eyewear collection. The collection’s 20 designs include 12 suns and eight ophthalmic styles and feature plastic, metal, and combinations of the two materials. Rectangular, cat eye, oval, and shield are the eyeshape offerings; four semi-rimless models appear in the ophthalmic group. Style Nos. GL1101 (left, in ivory) and GL1108 (right, in black) are shown here. For more information, contact Alain Mikli Ltd. at 800-829-8032 or mikli.com.
JEREMY TARIAN TAKES NYC. The latest collection from Jeremy Tarian features two suns and three ophthalmic designs, each paying homage to the Big Apple with individual boldness. Colorful and playful, the eyewear is handmade in France with acetate that’s an eco-friendly combination of wood and cotton. Each pair features an integrated bridge and nosepiece as well as flex hinges, and the suns offer 100% UV protection. Skybar is shown here in black/gold, with gold lenses. For more information, contact Jeremy Tarian at 718-288-7085 or jeremytarian.com.
L’AMY GETS COMFORTABLE WITH COLUMBIA’S CARBON FIBER. Carbon Fiber, Columbia Eyewear’s fifth subcollection, is suited for high performance among even the most active individuals. Raja, Sitka (shown here in brown-gray/orange), Wasatch, and Zephyr are
all made with the non-corrosive, lightweight material, and each style is offered in three colors. For an added layer of comfort, some of the technology-driven models also feature a bi-injected “Gripol” rubber temple framework. For more information, contact L’Amy America at 800-USA-LAMY or lamyamerica.com.
THE FUTURE IS NOW FOR MYKITA’S MYLON. Bringing the worlds of luxury and sports together in a way never seen before, according to the company, MYKITA’s MYLON collection was born out of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a revolutionary production process that uses laser technology to manipulate layers of a polyamide powder. The seven styles in the new, 100% UV-protective collection include key designs such as Nova, a shield style that hugs the head as it offers protection from the elements, the square-shaped Crison, and spring-hinged aviators Arden and Icco (shown here in peat and storm). For more information, contact MYKITA at 973-669-0063 or mykita.com.
PRODESIGN REVEALS ALUMINUM’S ALLURE. Vibrant and varied, the Zense collection from ProDesign boasts several options for women and men. The allergy-friendly frames are made with aluminum, acetate, and titanium, and include bold block hinges and integrated rim locks, as well as titanium nosepads. The collection includes two feminine and three masculine eyeshapes, each offered in a range of colors, as well as one unisex design (Style No. 7901, shown here, is available in lilac, red, orange, brown, black, and gray). For more information, contact ProDesign Eyewear, Inc. at 800-654-6099 or prodesigndenmark.com.
KAY BY KAY UNGER DANCES WITH DELIGHT FOR NOUVEAU. Form meets function with Style No. K538, the new addition to the Kay by Kay Unger Collection. The combination of a full metal frame and soft shape give this design its casual, practical feel as well as its chic style. Available in dark blue (shown here), brown, and light burgundy—each with abstract multi-color detail on the temples—this model offers enough depth for progressive lenses. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.
WESCAN’S KLIIK:DENMARK HAS A SUBTLE STRUT. Each of the five newest men’s releases from Kliik:denmark comes in three colors. Available in black, tortoise, and gray smoke, Style No. KL-456 is a full-rimmed acetate with a wood-grain finish and metal rivets on the temples (shown here in tortoise). The thick-acetate, vintage-inspired Style No. KL-458 has a rectangular eyeshape and is offered in the same three colors. Style Nos. KL-464, KL-465, and KL-469 have a lighter look and feel, made with stainless steel and two-tone coloring. They’re available in semi-rimless and full-rimmed options. For more information, contact Wescan Optical at 800-361-6220 or kliik.com.
MOREL SCORES A PERFECT 10 WITH LIGHTEC ALPHA 10. With three models for men and three for women, Morel’s Lightec Alpha 10 frames boast slim, stainless steel temples that are over-molded with colored polyurethane rubber. Fitted with exclusive, screwless “alpha” spring hinges, the Alpha 10 features a spectrum of vibrant colors including fluorescent green, violet, and fuchsia, as well as conventional tones like black, white, and gray. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.
VIVA’S GANT APPRECIATES TRADITION AND CELEBRATES VARIETY. Fourteen styles for women and men define the GANT Eyewear 2012 collection, and the unique looks range from an All-American prep vibe to the feel of the Moroccan desert. Key styles in the women’s collection include the stone-accented GW Morgan as well as the semi-rimless GW Patty and the GW Whitney, which has a metal-rimmed front. The vintage-inspired GW Colby features a keyhole-bridge design. For men, the thick-templed, wayfarer-inspired G Winslow is handcrafted in acetate and shown here in brown over light amber. Another key style offering the American Prep look for men is the similarly shaped GS Chester, a handcrafted acetate sunglass. For more information, contact Viva International Group at 800-345-VIVA or vivagroup.com.
LESS IS MORE FOR ZYLOWARE’S VIA SPIGA. The soft, flattering rectangular shape of Via Spiga’s semi-rimless Nicola frame features a zebra cutout design and sparkling stones (shown here in black). Meanwhile, the full-rimmed Lasa sports an oval front and a trendy pattern of geometric elements on its metal temples. Progressive-lens friendly, both styles come in black and brown and offer zyl temple tips, metal endpieces, and snap-in nosepads. For more information, contact Zyloware Eyewear at 800-765-3700 or zyloware.com.
OGI’S EVOLUTION COMES TO THE SURFACE. Eight subdued styles, each featuring an individual matte look, make the scene in Surface, a new segment of Ogi’s Evolution collection. One key design in the collection, Style No. 8054, combines bold colors and shapes and features a shark-tooth-shaped inlay on the front and temples of each pair. Style No. 5042 (shown here) combines softer colors with a deep lens shape and sharp edges, while Style No. 3100 marries a distinct shape and muted hues, bringing things up a notch at the office. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogiframes.com.
SOPHISTICATION TAKES A STEP UP WITH COLE HAAN FOR CLEARVISION. The chic and stylish can come out to play with Cole Haan’s two new suns. An oversized acetate sun available in wine marble and black, Style No. 608 has woven cylindrical temples and sports CR-39® UV 400 lenses. Women going for a more retro look will appreciate Style No. 609 (shown here), available in rose and grass green. Perfect for day or night, its design includes a metal logo plaque and CR-39 UV 400 lenses. For more information, contact ClearVision Optical Co. at 800-645-3733 or cvoptical.com.
THIN IS IN FOR LEGRE. Designed with petite women and teen girls in mind, Legre’s three latest styles are a departure from vintage thick-rimmed frames. All are triple laminates and boast spring hinges, with two styles offered in modified rectangle eyeshapes (Style Nos. 200 and 201) and one in an oval cat eye (Style No. 202). The handmade acetate frames feature colors including desert tortoise, buffalo horn, honey tortoise, turquoise, green, tortoise, black, and red. Style No. 200 in buffalo horn/red is shown here. For more information, contact Legre at 800-747-3840 or legreeyewear.com.