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ZIMCO WELCOMES CATHERINE MALANDRINO Bold, sophisticated, and luxurious, the Catherine Malandrino brand brings the spirit of Parisian couture houses to Zimco’s Brooklyn, New York, headquarters, with 20 suns and ophthalmic styles. Inspired by Malandrino’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, with color blocking, lace effects, and perforated leather, the eyeshapes in this collection are designed to look flattering on all faces. The collection features a variety of temples, ranging from dramatic to simple, according to the company. Interior temples are adorned with a Malandrino logo plaque, and each frame includes a luxury leather case and cleaning cloth. For more information, contact Zimco Optics at 718-646-1221 or zimcooptics.com.
|KENMARK’S ORIGINAL PENGUIN FINDS THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. Eight top Original Penguin‘ styles serve as inspiration for the designs in this collection for boys looking for a more grown-up look. The retro-inspired frames are made with custom acetates and throwback metals, utilizing the advantages of modern engineering while celebrating styles of days gone by. The Hopper is shown here in tortoise. For more information, contact Kenmark Optical at 800-627-2898 or kenmarkoptical.com.||SAFILO’S POLAROID KIDS HITS THE SCENE. The debut of the Polaroid Kids’ Collection features six sun styles, all with polarized gray lenses and plastic frames with shock absorption. All models offer 100% UV 400 protection against UVA, UVB, and UVC rays, and have adjustable temple tips. Colorways include red white, black white, pink, rose, light blue, red, blue orange, pink purple, and black. Style No. P 0115/S is shown here in black white. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.||ALTAIR ZIGS AND ZAGS. Embracing the off-kilter nature of being a teenager, Altair’s Kilter collection features five ophthalmic styles for the 12-to-18-year-old set-two for girls, two for boys, and one unisex. Style Nos. K4000, K4001, and K4002 (unisex, shown here) feature a zigzag pattern on the temples and the temples of Style Nos. K5000 and K5001 boast a subtle line. All Kilter frames have the collection’s signature “K” on the interior left temple. For more information, contact Altair Eyewear at 800-505-5557 or altaireyewear.com.|
|THE GREEN COMPANY SHOWS UP AND ‘LEAVES.’ Like all the eyewear from the Green Company, the Little Greens collection of frames is crafted using natural, cotton-based acetates. Each of the company’s styles incorporates a single fallen leaf within the acetate, thus making each frame unique by design. Style No. LG5COL3 is shown here. For more information, contact The Green Company at 913-972-7170 or greeneyewear.com.||CLEARVISION GETS INTO SHAPE WITH OP KIDS. Fun shapes and styles define the nine new models in ClearVision Optical’s Op Kids collection, which is for kids ages 6 to 14. The colorful patterns are inspired by current fashion trends and give kids a chance to feel grown up in a totally age-appropriate way. Style No. OP 837 is shown here in eggplant. For more information, contact ClearVision Optical Co. at 800-645-3733 or cvoptical.com.||WESTGROUPE FLEXES ITS SUPERFLEX MUSCLE. Built with durability in mind, WestGroupe’s Superflex Kids collection brings style and practicality together from the colors, to the temple detailing, to the sheer strength of the frames. Style No. SFK-131, shown here in blue red, is a boys’ model with a stainless steel front and flexible silicone temples. For more information, contact WestGroupe at 855-455-0042 or westgroupe.com.|
|ADIDAS INVOKES GOOD SPORTS. With four ophthalmic models, the Invoke Youth collection from adidas gives young athletes options that place importance on both sports and style. The eyewear in this collection features a 360Â° degree hinge (for flexibility) and the frames are made from proprietary SPX‘ and Performance Steel‘. Style No. A008 is shown here. For more information, contact adidas eyewear at 800-626-8684 or adidas.com/eyewear.||MODERN OPTICAL CARTWHEELS FOR KIDS. Fun, memorable style names reign supreme in the six new back-to-school styles from Modern Optical’s Modz Kids Collection. Styles include Cartwheel, Costume, Joyful, Playful, Topple, and Gotcha (shown here in tortoise and lime). From acetates, to flex titanium, to rubber coated, to combination frames, not to mention a range of shapes, this collection has kids covered. For more information, contact Modern Optical at 800-323-2409 or modernoptical.com.||NOUVEAU SAYS ‘HOLA.’ Ideal for the preschool set, Dora the Explorer eyewear reflects the warm, fun, welcoming sensibility of the highly acclaimed Nickelodeon television series of the same name. Style No. OD34, shown here, features vibrant stripes on the temples and a frame front that sparkles. Dora and her pal Boots appear on the inside temples on these frames that are available in pink and purple. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.|
|OGI KIDS MATURES GRACEFULLY. The rectangular, low-horned frame of Ogi Kids’ Style No. OK103 features spring hinges for reinforcement and a comfortable fit. Colorways include burgundy/bright copper, green/light green, dark purple/purple and dark blue/blue. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogieyewear.com.||VIVA’S CANDIES SWEETEN THE DEAL. With embellishments that look sweet enough to eat, Style C Honey from CANDIE’S‘ Eyewear, shown here in fuschia, is adorned with 3D, candy-colored hearts on one side of the temples, and a pattern of 3D butterflies on the other. With the help of Temple Twist Technology, a hidden spring stop mechanism allows the wearer to switch the frame’s design in one easy step. Other colorways for this style include matte light blue and matte light brown. For more information, contact Marcolin USA/Viva at 800-345-VIVA or vivagroup.com.||MCGEE’S VERA BRADLEY GIRLFRIENDS WELCOMES A NEW TRIO. Fresh for summer, Farrah, Ivy, and Paula are the latest styles in the Vera Bradley Girlfriends collection. Farrah has an oversized, rounded eyeshape with a flat metal front. An on-trend combination frame, Ivy has a rounded rectangular metal front with acetate temples. The modified cat eye of Paula delivers a retro-inspired look to this acetate frame, shown here in flower shower. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.|
|CHARMANT’S PUMA LEAPS INTO PLAY. Comfort and durability can be done in style, as evidenced by the new youth-friendly ophthalmic styles from PUMA, all full-rimmed and each offered in three colorways. Style No. PU15407 is a unisex acetate frame with an urban sensibility and Style No. PU15424 has a feminine look, boasting layered colors and a retro-inspired, rectangular eyeshape. Style No. PU15425, shown here in red, works at school, on the court, or out with friends. For more information, contact Charmant Group at 800-645-2121 or charmant.com/us.||TURA’S TED BAKER KIDS AROUND. Based on the Ted Baker collection of adult frames, the Just Kidding collection features 17 scaled-down versions of the British brand’s selection, with the added element of spring hinges. One key girls’ model, Style No. B922, shown here in pink, boasts floral prints on the temple tips and a presence that really pops. Its acetate temples also sport some metal, and the style is also available in blue and purple. For more information, contact Tura at 800-242-8872 or tura.com.|