|FROM THE COVER
AVALON BRINGS PAST AND PRESENT TOGETHER. Designed and handmade in Italy, the Romeo Gigli Eyewear collection includes 17 ophthalmic styles and six suns. Each style is an Italian acetate with features and embellishments including European hinges, metal trim, subtle branding, and textured finishing details. Started in 1979, the Romeo Gigli brand has grown into a prestigious Italian mainstay focused on simplicity and sophistication for women and men. Available styles include Style Nos. 77000A, S6100C, and 76003C. For more information, contact Avalon Eyewear at 888-767-0383 or avaloneyewear.com.
|DE RIGO’S POLICE LOOKS BACK. Thirty years after its launch, De Rigo’s Police brand has released a collection inspired by its own history. Each piece in the retrospective line includes a throwback to one of the decades the brand has seen, starting with the ’80s. Style No. S1861 (shown here), Tribute to NY, gives the Big Apple’s skyline a bit of an update inside the temples. Style No. S8848, Life in Blue, pays homage to the grunge style of the ’90s, while Be Unique, Style Nos. S8856 (for men) and S8872 (for women) are large wraparound looks reminiscent of more recent years. For more information, contact De Rigo Vision at 877-606-7852 or derigovision.com.||ZYLOWARE’S VIA SPIGA CUTS TO COSMOPOLITAN. The six styles in the Via Spiga spring launch feature cut-outs, stones, rivets, and animal print patterns, as well as snap-in nosepads showing off the brand’s well-known logo. Each style comes in at least two colorways, and styles include Annalisa (shown here in violet), Carmella, Drina, Elena, Jemma, and Tomasia (the collection’s only semi-rimless style), and designs boast unique milled metals, including stainless steel and monel. For more information, contact Zyloware Eyewear at 800-765-3700 or zyloware.com.||WAVEBORN SEES THE SIGHTS. The 2014 collection from Waveborn maintains the company’s mission to donate one pair of eyewear or partially fund a sight-restoring surgery for every pair of glasses it sells, through its non-profit partners, Unite for Sight and Surgical Eye Expeditions International. And with 16 styles in the new collection, wearers are sure to find an option that works for them. All handcrafted by artisans in Milan, Italy, styles include Avila (a bold cat eye), Beacon (designed for larger-sized heads), Marina (the original Waveborn style), and more. The frames’ polarized or mirror Carl Zeiss lenses offer UV protection. Monica is shown here. For more information, contact Waveborn at 443-694-1545 or waveborn.com.||BELLINGER HOUSE BLACS OUT. Handmade in Aarhus, Denmark, Blac eyewear features lightweight, adjustable carbon fiber frames that go through an 86-step process from start to finish. Each thread in these non-allergenic frames is made up of 2,000 fibers and the hinges, screws, and endtips for Blac frames are specially produced just for this brand. Twinfin is shown here, at left, in carbon sky and Bonzer is shown here, at right, in carbon burn. For more information, contact Bellinger House USA, LLC, at 310-591-5555 or bellinger.dk.|
|SASURA IS TRULY CHARMING. New to the eyewear scene, Sasura gives women the opportunity to bring their own personalities to their sunwear. Made with premium acetates and metals, Sasura frames are made unique through the incorporation of interchangeable Sasura Jewels and other charm jewelery. Style No. S204-01 is shown here in black with the Embrace bead (Model No. JEA-004). For more information, contact Sasura at 866-922-9208.||OWP POPS WITH COLOR. Flexible temples. Filigree patterns. Sleek lines. These features and more define the latest OWP collections for women and men. Among the women’s models, Style Nos. 1389 (shown here in red/apricot, on top) and 2140 (shown here in black/mint, on bottom) offer a fresh floral feel. And for men, sleek metal is where it’s at, with aluminum Style Nos. 8593 and 8594. For more information, contact OWP USA at 877-569-7872 or owpusa.com.||DAVESH’S BLAKENED ROCKS OUT. A new music-inspired collection, Blakened features both ophthalmic and sun styles, all unisex and all handcrafted in Japan. The frames in this collection are made with hand-picked acetates and titanium. Acetate frames feature black satin fronts and electric black temples and sunglasses boast new high-contrast polarized lenses in copper and true gray. Style No. DB1004 is shown here. For more information, contact Davesh at 509-535-3223.||OGI ORDERS THE COMBO. The 9200 Series from Ogi Eyewear is all about the combination frame. The four styles utilize metal and acetate, each in its own way. Style Nos. 9202 and 9203 have a more feminine sensibility in terms of shapes and colors, while Style Nos. 9204 and 9205 (shown here) feature more masculine colorways and rectangular eyeshapes. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogieyewear.com.|
|MCGEE’S BADGLEY MISCHKA SHINES FOR SUMMER. With Swarovski stones and custom acetates, the latest Badgley Mischka Sunwear styles are sure to turn heads. Germaine has a rounded eyeshape in solid black or brown with patterned acetate temples that connect to the fronts with gown-inspired metal. Martine is an oversized cat-eye shape with sculpted edges, shown here in black. Yvette, an acetate aviator, delivers a red-carpet-rope inspired metal feature, and aviator, cat-eye Margeaux boasts leather trim detailing on the brow. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.||CHARMANT THANKS ITS LUCKY ARISTAR. The spring/summer 2014 releases from Aristar include combination frames made with acetate and stainless steel. Style No. AR 18421, shown here in navy, has a soft rectangular eyeshape and interwoven stainless steel temples. This style is also available in tortoise and brown. Other models include Style No. AR 18420, which has a butterfly eyeshape; Style No. AR 18422, a cat eye with layered colors; and Style No. AR 18423, a modified square lens shape. For more information, contact Charmant Group at 800-645-2121 or charmant.com/us.||L’AMY’S COLUMBIA REACHES NEW HEIGHTS. With names inspired by real outdoor locations, Weston Peak and Lassen Peak are optimized for extreme weather and active lifestyles. Weston Peak, a larger version of the popular Sumter style, features Columbia’s signature “œgem” without the company’s name, while Lassen Peak, shown here in blue and dark gray, boasts Gripol rubberized temple sleeves. Each style is available in three colorways and features H-90™ (Hyper-Lite 90) temples. For more information, contact L’Amy America at 800-USA-LAMY or lamyamerica.com.||SILHOUETTE CELEBRATES WITH FUTURA. In honor of Silhouette’s 50th anniversary, the company has released the Futura Anniversary Collection. These frames include lenses with a high level of flexibility and are available in three color combinations: black temple with silver mirrored lenses, white temple with bronze mirrored lenses, and yellow temple with black lenses. The rimless design of these frames includes a snap-in system with a screwless, permanently stable plug-in connection between the lenses and temples. For more information, contact Silhouette Optical, Ltd. at 800-223-0180 or silhouette.com.|
|ARNETTE FEELS THE BEAT. The ophthalmic eyewear collection from Arnette, inspired by the world of independent music, includes four new styles for spring-Sub (shown here in transparent ice blue), Buddy, Producer, and Revival. Each is handcrafted with rich acetate and has flexible spring hinges. For more information, contact Arnette at
888-708-8856 or arnette.com.
|VIVA DOES THE TWIST. The Temple Twist, that is. Select styles within the company’s CANDIE’S‘ and RAMPAGE‘ brands feature Temple Twist Technology, which uses a hidden spring stop mechanism to change each temple’s look with just a single twist. CANDIE’S style CT Dena (on left) and CT Diani (on right) are shown here. For more information, contact Marcolin USA/Viva at 800-345-VIVA or vivagroup.com.||WESTGROUPE SPOTS THE DOTS. Constructed with a TR-90 front with nosepads, Style No. K-517 stays secure on its wearer’s face. This combination frame is available in four gradient colorways: burgundy pink, brown orange, gray aqua, and violet chartreuse. For more information, contact WestGroupe at 855-455-0042 or kliik.com.||ADIDAS GOES EXTREME WITH TYCANE. For cases when peripheral vision, fit, and hydrophobic lens technology are of the utmost importance, Tycane lets wearers feel like they have 360Â° vision and it also offers 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC protection. This frame includes adidas-patented LST polarized lenses, offering protection against snow- or water-generated glare, and features Tri.Fit temples and a double-snap nosebridge. A removable strap with a buoyant insert makes the Tycane a water-sports must have. For more information, contact adidas eyewear at 800-626-8684 or adidas.com/eyewear.|
|CLARITI TALKS TEXTURE. Style No. GV3256 from the Giovanni Italy collection, shown here in black and green, features contoured, light-feeling temples, and a memorable texture. This frame is also available in black and navy. For more information, contact Clariti Eyewear at 800-372-6372 or claritieyewear.com.||NOUVEAU PUCKERS UP WITH HOT KISS. Shown here in burgundy and blue, Style No. HK32 from Hot Kiss has a deep acetate front that’s embellished with square studs. The temple tips boast the brand’s signature kiss-shaped design on this style, which is also available in blue and purple. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.|