SERENGETI’S COSMOPOLITAN COLLECTION REACHES NEW HEIGHTS. Two new styles round out the Cosmopolitan collection from Serengeti: Bella and Chloe. Both Rxable models feature rounded frames, injected nylon, and precision spring hinges. They’re available in polarized and non-polarized versions and in a variety of tint and frame colors. Fitted with ultra-light glass lenses, all styles in the collection feature exclusive built-in Spectral Control and photochromic lens technologies, providing unparalleled contrast and color enhancement, according to the company. For more information, contact Serengeti at 888-838-1449 or serengeti-eyewear.com.
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EYEWEAR DESIGNS SAYS ‘HELLO.’ With six styles for its launch, the Hello Kitty eyewear line from Eyewear Designs includes three plastic frames and three metal frames, each available in three colors. Geared to school-aged girls, the line featuring the internationally renowned feline will be available for the fall 2012 back-to-school season. Style No. HK214 is shown here. For more information, contact Eyewear Designs at 800-645-6596 or eyeweardesigns.com.
MARCHON BURSTS WITH COLOR WITH ITS NEW NINE WEST COLLECTION. With 13 suns styles and 34 ophthalmics, Nine West Eyewear’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection features a combination of bright, bold colors and black and faux tortoise zyls. Temples are brought to life with animal prints or polka dots—some on the interiors, and some exterior. Style No. NW1003, which has spring hinges and is formed from flat metal, is shown here. For more information, contact Marchon Eyewear at 800-645-1300 or marchon.com.
NOUVEAU IS VICTORIOUS WITH NICKELODEON. Drawing from the look and feel of Nickelodeon’s hit show Victorious, Nouveau Eyewear’s Victorious collection will surely appeal to its massive tween-girl following. Featuring vibrant colors, whimsical patterns, and interesting shapes, the three-model line is fun and fashionable. The funkiest style in the collection is Chaos, with temples featuring a plaid pattern. It’s available in satin black, satin purple (shown here), and shiny brown. Talent and Spotlight will also garner attention. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.
ZIG EYEWEAR HAS A SWEET 16. With 16 new styles in its Ziggy® and Jean Reno collections, Zig Eyewear unveils spring-trend-inspired designs. Shapes include retro, cat-eye, and round, often made with epoxy, and they incorporate artistic elements of pressed metals, laser-cut detailing, and banded metals. You’ll find both minimalist silhouettes and embellished, ornate frames. Ziggy Style No. 1164 is shown here. For more information, contact Zig Eyewear at 877-944-4676 or zig-eyewear.com.
MARC JACOBS EMBRACES THE ’80s FOR SAFILO. Colors run the show for the new Marc Jacobs collection from Safilo. The three suns models feature oversized silhouettes and boast contrasting colors in multi-layer acetates (Style No. MJ408s is shown here). Also available in several color combinations, the two ophthalmic frames have a vintage, square eyeshape. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.
LUXOTTICA GOES FOR THE GOLD WITH MIU MIU CULTE. Playing a key part in the plot of Giada Colagrande’s short film, The Woman Dress, Miu Miu Culte Sunglasses feature subtle stripes and boast a geometrical silhouette that starts out as a single piece of steel. Brushed-metal golden finishes match the lenses’ hues, in a color palette ranging from mother-of-pearl, to smoky brown and charcoal. The sunwear reflects the multiple facets of the apparel brand’s femininity. For more information, contact Luxottica at 800-422-2020 or luxottica.net.
CLEARVISION’S ELLEN TRACY ROLLS A LUCKY SEVEN. Professional women can choose from a range of styles in the new models in
ClearVision’s Ellen Tracy eyewear collection. Faro (shown here in wine tortoise) is an acetate cat-eye frame with contrasting front and tortoise colors. Other models include Cologne—an oval made with crystal bi-laminate acetate, Grenada—a lightweight, metal, rectangular eyeshape with multi-toned fronts and temples, and Malta—another rectangle-shaped frame with bold, jewel-color accents. Each style is offered in three colors. For more information, contact ClearVision Optical Co. at 800-645-3733 or cvoptical.com.
VIVA RUNS WITH RAMPAGE. Four new ophthalmic styles define Viva’s spring 2012 RAMPAGE® Eyewear collection. Style No. R 162 is a modified oval and Style No. R 163 (shown here) features a semi-rimless, modified rectangular eyeshape. Both offer exposed rivets on the temples, allowing for an on-trend, industrial look. Style Nos. R 166, a modified rectangle, and R 167, a modified oval, each boast hardware elements with a metal buckle design on their temples. For more information, contact Viva International Group at 800-345-VIVA or vivagroup.com.
A&A OPTICAL SHINES WITH JIMMY CRYSTAL. Women can add a little sparkle to any look with the new designs from Jimmy Crystal New York. The six new ophthalmics and six suns are made from acetate, metal, and combinations. The collection features handset Swarovski elements arranged in unique designs. Charm is an oval eyeshape, and boasts flower petals within three layers of shaved acetate. Two square-shaped frames, Style Nos. JCS113 (shown here in back/blue) and JCS511, are highlights of the sunwear. For more information, contact A&A Optical at 800-492-4465 or aaopticalco.com.
OGI EMBARKS ON AN ODYSSEY. The Seraphin Odyssey suns from Ogi include timeless designs created with classic inspirations. Chicago Sun (shown here, on left) is a cat-eye design with a ’50s feel, offered in black tokyo and tokyo tortoise. Inspired by the classic navigator, Lake Sun, is available in gold (shown here, center) and silver. Jefferson Sun (shown here, on right) is a throwback to classic French racecar drivers, and comes in black, dark tortoise, butterscotch tortoise, and antique crystal. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogiframes.com.
MOREL GOES BACK IN TIME WITH MARGAUX. A new concept added to the 1880 Marius Morel collection, Margaux embraces the ’50s and includes four feminine, wide-templed models (Style No. 2032M is shown here). Three of these designs have a butterfly cat-eye shape and one has a rectangular eyeshape. Frames are a combination of solids and graduated acetates in colors including amber cognac, bluish gray, mauve, raspberry, and black. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.
CLASSIQUE TUNES UP WITH LISA LOEB. With guitar-pick-shaped temple tips and its signature