MCGEE’S BADGLEY MISCHKA IS ON THE SCENE. Launching in January 2013, Badgley Mischka will debut with 14 ophthalmic styles and eight suns. Inspired by the iconic brand’s signature sensibility and the designer’s signature fabrics, layering, and draping, the collection will feature custom colors seen through multi-layered transparent silkscreen. Elements such as Swarovski crystals and metal-casted, beveled, and sculpted temples will help define the collection. Suns will boast CR-39® double gradient polarized and non-polarized lenses. Melodie is shown above in aqua (on top) and Chantalle in black (on bottom). For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-905-2240 ext. 2066 or mcgeegroup.com.
OGI GIVES A NEW MEANING TO LUXURY. The Japanese Vintage Collection from Ogi Eyewear captures the essence of Japanese couture eyewear with handmade materials and unique artisanship. Key styles include Linwood, made with Italian acetate and featuring titanium etching; Oxford (shown here), with circular lenses and offered in antique gold, bronze, gunmetal, and silver; and Dale, made from a combination of Japanese titanium and Italian acetate, with a coining ridge featured along the eyewires. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 800-905-2240 ext. 2044 or ogiframes.com.
CHARMANT EXPANDS ITS ‘STATEMENT‘ WITH TITANIUM. New styles in Charmant’s Titanium Perfection Statement series include two for women and two for men. For women, Style No. CH12068 features a floating lens frame and two-tone linear accent, also with spring hinges (shown here in burgundy). Men’s Style No. CH10744 is a semi-rimless design with a square eyeshape and spring hinges. Each model is offered in four colorways. For more information, contact Charmant Group at 800-905-2240 ext. 2013 or charmant.com/us.
MOREL DIVES DEEP WITH KOALI. Drawing inspiration from the underwater world, the frames of the Coral collection from Morel’s Koali evoke an anemone’s waving branches, with their visible metal cores. The triple-layered acetate frames are available in three shapes (one of which is a combination), and each is offered in four color combinations. For more information, contact Morel at 800-905-2240 ext. 2039 or morel-france.com.
ZYLOWARE’S STETSON STAYS IN STYLE. The latest addition to Zyloware’s Stetson collection is Style No. ST 294, a semi-rimless metal frame with an oval eyeshape. Ribbed metal detailing defines the frame, starting on the endpiece and making its way onto the temple. This model, which accommodates progressive lenses, features spring hinges, acetate temple tips, and snap-in silicone nosepads. For more information, contact Zyloware Eyewear at 800-905-2240 ext. 20105 or zyloware.com.
KENMARK WOOS THE BLUES. Kenmark introduces two new styles in its Kensie line, both featuring blue. Flair boasts a wayfarer-inspired front in navy with purple detailing and patterned temples. Vintage-inspired Uptown (shown here) takes an eye-catching approach with accents of pink and yellow and rivet detailing. Both styles are made from acetate and each is available in three colorways. For more information, contact Kenmark Group at 800-905-2240 ext. 2028 or kenmarkoptical.com.
OAKLEY STAYS WARMED UP. With round frames made from lightweight O Matter™, Oakley’s Warm Up features no-slip grip nosepads and earpads, as well as a slim stem for ultimate comfort. Plutonite® lenses offer 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC protection, and filter out harmful blue light up to 400nm. For more information, contact Oakley, Inc. at 800-905-2240 ext. 2043 or oakley.com.
VIVA’S GUESS SPARKLES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The 2012 holiday season will bring with it sleigh bells, mistletoe, and an exclusive gift set from GUESS Eyewear that includes a holiday frame. Featuring a metal GUESS logo on pink glitter temples, this butterfly frame comes in a black case with pink velvet lining. For more information, contact Viva International Group at 800-905-2240 ext. 2075 or vivagroup.com.
WILEY HAS REAL MOJO. Expanding its Street Series™ collection, Wiley X introduces WX Mojo which shields the eyes with wide temples. As with all Wiley X styles, WX Mojo meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards. This design features Wiley’s Filter 8™ Polarizing technology, making it ideal for driving, boating, or anything that will put the wearer in the way of a glare. Two versions are available: Style No. SSMOJ01 (shown here), with gloss black metallic coffee frames and smoke gray lenses, and Style No. SSMOJ04, with gloss black frames and polarized silver flash lenses. For more information, contact Wiley X Eyewear at 800-905-2240 ext. 2077 or wileyx.com.
WESTGROUPE MAKES A RIPPLE WITH KLIIK. Shown here in teal, Kliik:denmark’s Style No. 478 is a full-rimmed combination frame featuring a stainless-steel front and TR-90 temples. The temples boast a rippled surface and the lightweight frame is also offered in purple, burgundy, and blue. For more information, contact WestGroupe at 800-905-2240 ext. 2076 or kliik.com.
NOUVEAU’S KAY UNGER FINDS ITS PLAYFUL SIDE. With its latest addition to Phoebe Couture, Nouveau’s Kay Unger introduces Style No. P242. This women’s wayfarer is a combination frame with youthful, energetic patterns and exciting colors. The two-tone colors on the fronts blend easily, and the frames feature metal temples with plastic tips. Colorways include blue, brown (shown here), and burgundy. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-905-2240 ext. 2042 or nouveaueyewear.com.
SILHOUETTE LOOKS AHEAD. Titan Next Generation, the newest collection from Silhouette, brings together classic and modern concepts. As with all Silhouette eyewear, this lightweight, titanium collection features screwless design. The line boasts decorative rectangular temple elements, an updated open temple design, and expanded color options. Colorways include shiny rose, rust red, green, shiny black, shiny taupe, dark green, shiny gold, shiny brown, shiny teal, matte ruthenium, blue, and shiny silver. For more information, contact Silhouette Optical, Ltd. at 800-905-2240 ext. 2087 or silhouette.com.
CLARITI SAYS OUI, OUI. They may be based in California, but Clariti’s Mademoiselle collection is filled with European inspiration and Parisian sophistication. Made with pure titanium, the collection includes six styles, all of which are hypoallergenic, available in three colors each. Style No. MM9251 is shown here. For more information, contact Clariti Eyewear at 800-905-2240 ext. 20112 or claritieyewear.com.
SMITH OPTICS IS READY FOR ANYTHING. Four new ophthalmic looks from Smith Optics give wearers a range of options from which to choose. Boasting stylish two-tone colorations, Drifter features spring hinges and a high level of detail. Tiptoe, with its distinct browline, will work for those seeking a slightly smaller silhouette and a bit of a retro vibe. A slightly oversized, rounded frame defines Variety, which comes in both subtle and eye-catching colors. With hand-set metal studs, Wainwright features a gloss-matte combination frame (shown here in honey). All four styles are acetate and feature wire-core temples for a customized fit. For more information, contact Smith Optics at 800-905-2240 ext. 20121 or smithoptics.com.