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NOUVEAU’S CAMO SUITS THE URBAN JUNGLE OR GREAT OUTDOORS. The Realtree Eyewear collection from Nouveau Eyewear gets a boost with three new ophthalmics and an Rxable sunglass for women and men in Realtree‘ camo. Style No. R457 features metal construction with the signature Realtree antlers molded on the each temple; this model is also available in Big Man Fit with extended headroom. Also for men, Style No. R469 is a sporty semi-rimless with black or brown metal front and acetate temples with MAX-4 camo. Women’s Style No. R470 comes in black or brown with APC camo. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.
|SKAGA BLENDS TREND WITH TRADITION. Marchon rolls out the Skaga eyewear collection that features sophisticated Scandinavian design with a contemporary edge. The line offers 16 titanium ophthalmic styles -three women’s and 13 men’s. The ultra-lightweight round men’s Timo comes in brown, petrol, and black, with one color on the outside and another on the inside. Jennifer, a cat-eye shape, has a unique hinge that connects the temple to the front of the frame, and it is available in matte hues of black (shown here), petrol, and burgundy. For more information, contact Marchon Eyewear at 800-645-1300 or marchon.com.||MOREL FLEXES DESIGN MUSCLE. Ã–GA joins the sunglass market with six styles, four of which are Rxable. The new models feature the collection’s exclusive patented flex-hinge system. A visible spring blade extends along the inner temple in bright rubber green, blue, red, orange, or yellow (shown here). The frames are fitted with polarized polycarbonate lenses in gray, green, or blue and offer an AR coating on the inside. Some models are also available with a mirrored finish. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.||B. ROBINSON RELAUNCHES REVO. Reengineered lens technology, twice the frame options, and a prescription lens program are the hallmarks of the new REVO collection from B. Robinson. The REVO Light Management System™ features five polarized lenses-blue water, green water, terra, graphic, and open road-that filter ambient light for elevated contrast in all conditions. Made with Serilium™ or Crystal™ for the highest level of protection, these lenses are Rxable and come with mirror, backside anti-reflective coatings, and SurfacePro™. New frame styles are Drake, Otis, Phoenix (shown here in black with blue water lenses), and Raconteur. For more information, contact B. Robinson Optical at 800-221-7176 or revo.com.|
|PERSOL REINVENTS THE ICONS. Luxottica plays tribute to classic movie stars who wore Persol frames with the relaunch of two men’s styles from its Icon collection. Sun Style No. PO 714 is the folding edition of the famous Style No. 649, created in 1963 and worn by Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair. For 2014, the model comes in vintage celebration colors in either coffee with green polarized lenses or virginia tobacco with brown polarized lenses. Sun Style No. 9714S (shown here) is a lighter, thinner version of Style No. 714. Style No. 3105S, the Cellor, was originally designed in 1955; its current incarnation features a mix of acetate in vintage colors and laser-engraved materials. Style No. 9714VM and 3105VM Cellor are the ophthalmic versions. For more information, contact Luxottica at 800-422-2020 or persol.com.||GREG NORMAN TEES OFF WITH TURBOFLEX. Aspex introduces Style No. GN244 from the Greg Norman collection, a men’s semi-rimless frame with metal and plastic temples and the company’s patented 360Â° Turboflex hinges. The sporty, masculine frames come in three colorways of satin chocolate, silver, and red; satin navy, silver, and blue; and satin black, silver, and yellow (shown here). It is progressive-friendly and the frame design complements all face shapes. For more information, contact Aspex Eyewear at 800-277-3979 or aspexeyewear.com.||DURAHINGE BRINGS ON ACETATE. ClearVision launches three styles, including its first plastic model, for its DuraHinge™ collection. The DuraHinge 8 is a full acetate, wayfarer-inspired design available in brown (shown here) and black horn. DuraHinge 9 features a thin metal brow and wire bottom as well as slightly transparent matte acetate temples in gunmetal matte and brown matte. The DuraHinge 10 is a full metal navigator that comes in gold antique and gunmetal matte. For more information, contact ClearVision Optical Co. at 800-645-3733 or cvoptical.com.|
|FUN, FUNKY LOOKS WITH FYSH. WestGroupe swims upstream with Fysh Style No. F-3522, a light and feminine frame in stainless steel. This progressive-friendly style has a two-tone flat metal front with a modified rectangular shape, and the thin endpiece and multi-colored geometric pattern on the temple conveys a fashionable look. Colors comprise black, purple, teal (shown here), and brown. For more information, contact WestGroupe at 855-455-0042 or fyshuk.com.||OGI BLENDS SILK WITH STRENGTH. Elegant stainless steel and silk colored panels come together in one chic look for Ogi’s Style No. 4306, which has a swooping brow and delicate details. The bold color combinations comprise white silk/gold (shown here), purple silk/dark brown, red silk/black, and blue silk/silver. Adjustable nosepads and temple tips ensure a comfortable fit. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogieyewear.com.||DYNAMIC DUOS MAKE AN IMPACT. Charmant launches two new models as part of its LineArt DUO collection, which features twin filaments composed of Excellence Titan material and punctuated with Swarovski pieces. Full-rimmed Style No. XL2061 has a soft, feminine lens shape that will appeal to all tastes; it comes in brown, gold (shown here), and violet. Semi-rimless Style No. XL2062 offers a classic lens shape in hues of light brown, red, or white. DUO’s minimal profile offers an elegant look and wearing comfort. For more information, contact Charmant Group at 800-645-2121 or charmant.com/us.|
|WILEY X UNVEILS A SHADE OF GRAY. The newest color combination for the P-17 in the Active Series from Wiley X is a gunmetal gray frame with smoke gray-tinted silver flash lenses. Offering lightweight protection during active sports, the popular style features a soft rubber nose and temple grips and a secure fit during strenuous activity. As with all Wiley sunglasses, the P-17 meets ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity and high-mass impact safety standards. The Rxable P-17 is also equipped to attach to Wiley’s adjustable T-Peg Strap, which allows for an even more stable fit. For more information, contact Wiley X at 800-776-7842 or wileyx.com.||SILHOUETTE HANGS BY A THREAD. The Titan New Wave collection features nylon thread technology on which the lens is mounted via a nylon thread drawn through the inside of the top bar to achieve maximum precision and highly functional design. This unique mounting method allows for a permanent hold with no screws. Additionally, the ergonomically shaped top bar conforms to the natural shape of the wearer’s eyebrows and face. Weighing in at a mere 3.42g, the Titan New Wave comes in two lens shapes and four colors combinations: silver black, brown beige, black red (shown here), and gray black. For more information, contact Silhouette Optical, Ltd. at 800-223-0180 or silhouette.com.|