FROM THE COVER
LUXOTTICA IS RUNWAY READY WITH EMPORIO ARMANI. On-trend wearers will undoubtedly embrace the new Emporio Armani Eyewear collection from Luxottica. And with 35 styles available, no fashion-forward individual will be left in the cold: The collection includes seven ophthalmics and seven suns for women, nine ophthalmics and 11 suns for men, and one unisex sun style. Key ophthalmic models include Style No. EA3009, an acetate frame with a hinge inspired by the brand’s bowling bag hinge, complete with the classic Emporio Armani eagle, and Style No. EA3001, which has an acetate front and nylon fiber flex temples. For more information, contact Luxottica at 800-422-2020 or luxottica.net.
LULU GUINNESS GOES RETRO FOR TURA. A range of ophthalmic and sun frames—both acetates and metals—comprise the updated Lulu Guinness Eyewear collection. A few key models include Style No. L753, a limited edition, ’60s-inspired design; and Style Nos. L866, L867, and L871—all ophthalmics with custom Italian laminations inside the temples. Style No. L103 is available with animal print, polka dots (shown here), or lips on the outside temples. For more information, contact Tura at 800-242-8872 or tura.com.
CLEARVISION’S BCBGMAXAZRIA TURNS A CORNER. With a refreshed collection for the season, BCBGMAXAZRIA Eyewear features bright, flattering frames with color blocking designs, and materials such as European acetates and titanium. The line includes 36 ophthalmics and 13 suns. BCBG Julietta, shown here, is a full-rimmed acetate frame with a cat-eye shape. It is available in blue tan, blush tortoise (shown here), and brown plum. For more information, contact ClearVision Optical Co. at 800-645-3733 or cvoptical.com.
ASPEX HITS THE GREEN. With seven styles, the Greg Norman Performance collection is ideal for the sports enthusiast looking for
high performance, impressive lens technology, vision enhancement, and sun protection. All styles in the collection have a grilamid frame, no-slip megol nosepads and temple tips, and wide lenses. Some also include Norman’s signature laser-etched shark logo, and Style No. 4209 is rxable. Style No. 4402 is shown here in matte black. For more information, contact Aspex Eyewear at 800-277-3979 or aspexeyewear.com.
OVVO FEELS MISTY. The new eyewear collection from OVVO, Mist, includes four models for women and one for men, each available in two soft colors. Each lightweight style is made with polycarbonate and supported by surgical steel and titanium. Style No. 2577 is shown here in haze. For more information, contact OVVO Optics at 855-EYE-OVVO or ovvooptics.com.
MARCOLIN’S TIMBERLAND BRAVES THE OUTDOORS. Ready for even the most harrowing weather conditions, Earthkeepers™, the new Timberland Eyewear collection, includes five men’s and unisex ophthalmic frames. Key styles include Style Nos. TB 1267 (shown here) and TB 1268, both unisex. The frames and temples for both are made with 55% biobased plastic from plant oil. Style Nos. TB1273 and TB1274 are manufactured from metal, and Style No. TB1277 from a particularly light, flexible metal. For more information, contact Marcolin USA at 800-537-9265 or marcolinusa.com.
MARCHON POPS WITH VALENTINO. Seven styles of suns, each available in three colors, comprise Marchon’s seasonal Valentino collection, which combines past and present with style and flair. Style No. V108S, also called Frost, is shown here. This design is a wraparound metal frame with injected inserts on the front. The temples include an engraved Valentino logo. For more information, contact Marchon Eyewear at 800-645-1300 or marchon.com.
OGI EMBRACES CLASSIC SHAPES. The Seraphin collection’s Vintage Icon Series introduces three new, retro-inspired styles. Niles, shown here, is a ’40s Panto-inspired titanium frame with filigree patterning. A combination frame featuring Italian acetate and Japanese titanium, Griggs boasts a saddle bridge and circular chrome rivets along the brow. Lawton also employs Italian acetate and Japanese titanium, this time with a filigree patterning along the temple. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogieyewear.com.
KENMARK’S DANA BUCHMAN KEEPS CONTEMPORARY COMPANY. Targeted toward mature women, the latest Dana Buchman styles include three metal/acetate combinations with spring hinges, each available in three colorways. Easton, shown here in brown, has a jewelry-inspired metal hinge that connects the metal front with the acetate temples. For more information, contact Kenmark Group at 800-627-2898 or kenmarkoptical.com.
SMITH HAS THE LOWDOWN. Featuring 10 ophthalmic styles and three suns, there’s something for everyone within Smith Optics’ latest releases. All of the ophthalmics are handmade acetate. Part of Smith’s Evolve Collection, the suns’ frames employ Rilsan® Clear, which is made from easily renewable, non-GMO castor plants. Lowdown is shown here in crystal/green sol-x. For more information, contact Smith Optics at 800-635-4401 or smithoptics.com.
MCGEE GETS IN TOUCH WITH NATURE. Targeted to sophisticated, professional men who appreciate the outdoors, two new styles complete the current Orvis Eyewear collection. Banister is a semi-rimless metal frame with a modified oval eyeshape and textured temples. Obey, shown here in matte brown, is a full-rimmed frame with a matte metal front and an embossed wood-like grain on the temples. This style accommodates progressives, and both styles have adjustable nosepads and spring hinges. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.
VIVA TAKES A RIDE. The latest styles from Harley-Davidson® Eyewear are characterized by branded chrome temple tips, textured finishes, and rivet-enhanced metal trims. With a total of five new ophthalmic designs, wearers can choose from two for women and three for men. Style No. HD 510, shown here, is a women’s design with a cat-eye-inspired rectangular shape. For more information, contact Viva International Group at 800-345-VIVA or vivagroup.com.
SAFILO’S MARC JACOBS IS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. Bold acetate makes Style No. MJ 472/S unforgettable, with color options including olive, brown, red, and ochre, all with gray lenses. The translucent, glam style is in line with the renowned designer’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.
CHARMANT TITANIUM LIGHTS UP. The lightweight, comfortable styles of Charmant Titanium include three additional designs for spring/summer 2013. Style No. 12084, shown here in green, is a women’s semi-rimless frame with rippled temples, also available in brown, purple, and wine. The other two additions are both full-rimmed styles: Style No. 10783, for men, comes in in black, brown, gray, and khaki; and Style No. 12083 is offered in brown, light brown, burgundy, and purple. For more information, contact Charmant Group at 800-645-2121 or charmant.com/us.
L’AMY AMERICA TAKES A EUROPEAN VACATION. Made in France, the four new Nina Ricci styles all feature acetate fronts, with varied uses of metal. La Ravissante (Style No. NR2717), shown here in tortoise with purple, has metal temples and draws from Nina Ricci’s beaux art ring design with its laser engraving. L’Ensorcelante (Style No. NR2725), La Seduisante (Style No. NR2726), and La Sensuelle (Style No. NR2731) all have acetate temples with metal decorations and feature the Nina Ricci logo. For more information, contact L’Amy America at 800-USA-LAMY or lamyamerica.com.
MATCH TUNES UP. The Danny Gokey Eyewear ophthalmic collection, originally launched for men, has introduced four women’s styles, all made with premium acetate. Style No. DG 18 features a modified cat-eye shape. Style Nos. DG 19 and 21 both have softened geometric shaping, with colorful accents and metal inlays. Style No. DG 22 (shown here) boasts metal accents and a havana tortoise front. For more information, contact Match Eyewear at 877-88-MATCH or matcheyewear.com.
MOREL’S ÖGA FINDS THAT IT’S HIP TO BE SQUARE. ÖGA’s newest style, Falk, is available in three subtly different models, each available in four colors. Style No. 71970 is shown here in dark red/dark gray. The progressive-friendly frame features a stainless steel trim piece that encloses the temple and endpiece while adding to the frame’s aesthetic value. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.
THREE’S COMPANY FOR SPY. The Crosstown Collection’s newest frames include the Warwick (shown here on left), Brookhurst, and Alcatraz (shown here on right). With a rectangular eyeshape and a bridge dip with a metal top bar, the Warwick will woo the fashion-forward set. Brookhurst is an oversized frame with a keyhole nosebridge, and Alcatraz boasts thinner temples and a round frame. Alcatraz (along with the collection’s Haight and Beachwood styles) can also accommodate the Happy Lens™. For more information, contact Spy Optic at 800-779-3937 or spyoptic.com.
WESTGROUPE IS IN CHECK. On-trend and up with the time, the checked look defines FYSH UK’s Style No. F-3488. This stainless steel design is available in two-tone colors blue/aqua (shown here), wine/rose, black/white, and red/salmon. For more information, contact WestGroupe at 800-361-6220 or fyshuk.com.
OAKLEY’S TWOFACE IS LIGHT AND LEAN. The first Oakley frame to be created with a hybrid of materials, TwoFace™ employs O Matter® and aluminum for this ’60s-inspired 6-base frame for men. Shown here in polished black with dark bronze, this style for medium faces is inspired by surf and skate culture, and its Three-Point Fit keeps the lenses in place. For more information, contact Oakley, Inc. at 800-733-6255 or oakley.com.
WILEY X WORKS FOR A LIVING. The WX Gravity, one of Wiley X’s rxable, Climate Control™ series glasses, now includes a T-Peg Elastic Strap retention system. The adjustable strap can withstand the often hot, strenuous environments associated with construction sites, tree trimming jobs, and roadwork. For more information, contact Wiley X Eyewear at 800-776-7842 or wileyx.com.