EYEWEAR & SUNWEAR NEW PRODUCT GALLERY – OCTOBER 2014

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FROM THE COVER
REM’S CONVERSE JACK PURCELL IS ON THE EDGE.
Emulating a “less is more” design philosophy, the Converse Jack Purcell collection showcases unique, curated styling. Each frame features simple, yet attention-grabbing, star rivet hinges, a chic laser-engraved pattern on the temples, and the brand’s signature “smile” logo on the temple tips. The sleek Style No. P009 features star rivet hinges and a laser-engraved wire core on the temples, the vintage Style No. P010 has a laser line grip pattern, and Style No. P011 is an edgy reinterpretation of a classic with laser-engraved star rivet hinges. Each frame is handmade and offers maximum comfort and durability. Styles include Style No. P012 tokyo tortoise and black stripe, in rich acetate with modified square shapes. For more information, contact REM Eyewear at 800-423-3023 or remeyewear.com.

 

 
DUCKS UNLIMITED SWIMS ASHORE AGAIN. The McGee Group rolls out 10 new styles in the relaunch of its Ducks Unlimited and Sport Collection in a variety of materials that include acetate, stainless steel, carbon fiber, and titanium-either solo or in combination. Laramie and Hayes come in acetate, Templeton Prescott come in stainless steel with acetate temple tips, Henderson is a matte stainless steel frame with horned acetate sides, Javelin features carbon fiber temples, and Paragon (shown here, in brown) is a titanium frame with shiny carbon fiber temples. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com. LOOK CHIC IN THE CITY. Modern sophistication and versatility characterize Kenneth Cole’s Fall/Winter ophthalmic and Rx sun 2014 collection from Marcolin. The women’s all-metal sun Style No. KC7167 boasts color pops of bordeaux, navy, or burnished black on both the top half and temple tips. Men’s Style No. KC7151 aviator is accented with a curving top bar, and the frame is available in either shiny hematite with silver flash lenses or polished gunmetal with brown lenses and military-print, acetate temples. The ophthalmic Style No. KC222 has a fully textured, hammered look with a modified square, oversized shape and is available in black, brown or gray. Style No. KC7165, featuring a hidden ‘Kennethism:’ Out of Sight, Out of Mind, is shown here. For more information, contact Marcolin USA at 800-537-9265 or marcolin.com. C’MON GET HAPPY. SPY introduces its patent-pending Happy Lens™, a color-contrast enhancing technology, in its Performance Series. Styles comprise the Screw (shown here), Screw Over, Screw Under, Daft, Cutter, Libra, Alpha, and Quanta. The unique lens allows the “good” (long-wave blue light) rays in while blocking the “bad” (short-wave blue light and UV) ones. The Happy Lens helps cyclists relax their eyes, which reduce fatigue. For more information, contact SPY Optics at 855-655-8980 or spyoptic.com/happy.
 
OGI’S CAT EYE GOES NEON. Ogi Eyewear’s Style No. 9206 gets the neon treatment. This thick, angular cat eye comes in vibrant hues of pink, purple, yellow, or green mingle and features rich designer details, acetate fronts, and matching colored metal hinge accents. The frame’s laminated multilayered structure has a front/back demi pattern in elegant striations with the middle layer representing fluorescent color that gives an overall depth perspective. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogieyewear.com. GÖTTI GOES FOR THE GOLD AND SILVER. The new fall collection from götti features three new styles, two for women and one for men. Each comes in gold, silver, and classic bold black. Women’s Petra features a featherlight titanium frame with beautiful curved lines. Paula, shown here, has ’70s flair with a stylized topbar and also comes in brushed gold or silver in addition to black. Men’s Pole aviator strikes a balance between delicate lines and a masculine appeal. For more information, contact götti at 407-415-0778 or gotti.ch. LIGHTEN UP WITH REVOLUTION’S CARBON TEMPLES. Revolution Eyewear delivers six new styles with strong, lightweight carbon fiber temples, all with rubber tips for a comfortable grip. The frames feature Revolution’s patented bottom-mounted clip-ons and a built-in magnet embodiment. Colors comprise tortoise, dark tortoise purple, blue, black, and translucent brown, which is shown here. For more information, contact Revolution Eyewear at 800-986-0010 or revolutioneyewear.com.
NIKE TOUGHENS UP WITH FLEXON HYPER. Wearable style and lightweight comfort meet strength and flexibility in Marchon’s Nike Flexon Hyper collection. Designed for active people who are hard on their frames, the new collection features a TR-70 chassis-sealed rubber with Nike Flexon encased in the nosebridge. The two models-Style Nos. 4258 (shown here in space blue/blue hyper) and 4259-each come in three colorways and feature a waffle-tread pattern and cantilevered hinges. For more information, contact Marchon Eyewear at 631-629-3200 or marchon.com. GUESS WHO HAS RUGGED LOOKS? The GUESS men’s fall collection features the current trends of wood-grain textures, a camouflage-inspired color palette, and rugged hardware detailing. Style No. GU 1845, available in light brown (shown here), dark brown, and black/white, is handcrafted in acetate enhanced by a wood-grain effect achieved by a combination of laser engravings and a pressing process on the frame front and temples. For more information, call Marcolin USA/Viva at 800-537-9265 or marcolin.com. NOUVEAU HAS A FLOWERY TAKE ON FALL. For its new autumn Phoebe Eyewear line, Nouveau takes inspiration from beautiful, detailed floral patterns. Style No. P260 features a vintage-inspired acetate front in purple (shown here), tortoise, or black with complementing floral appliqué on each temple. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.
KLIIK TAKES A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. Inspired by the popular animal-print trend, Style No. K-521 from WestGroupe’s KLiik: denmark collection features a retro-inspired cat-eye shape and a digital animal print on the front and temples. The stainless-steel style comes in neutral tones of brown and gray (shown here) as well as bold colorways of turquoise and purple. For more information, contact WestGroupe at 855-455-0042 or kliik.com. CARRERA LAUNCHES JIMMY CHOO MEN’S SUNS BY SAFILO. Following the success of the Carrera by Jimmy Choo Women’s capsule sunglass collection, Safilo USA delivers a high-performance, fashion-forward version for men. The Carrera Style No. 6000 from the Jimmy Choo Men’s collection has distinctive shaped temples and comes in three styles-a black croc finish with green camouflage and mirror glass lenses, mat black finish in green camo and brown mat in sand camo (shown here). For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com. SMITH BOOSTS ERGO APPEAL. Arena, Arena MAX, and Asana are the latest releases in Smith’s PivLock™ line of performance sunglasses. Providing an ergonomic face fit, the cylindrical lenses offer lightweight protection with premium optics. The unisex Arena features three interchangeable lenses, a two-position adjustable nosepiece, and slide-on temple ends, both made of Megol to reduce sliding off the face. Arena MAX is for larger faces. The women’s-specific Asana, shown here in purple, also has three interchangeable lenses including mirror tints, as well as shorter temples for added comfort when worn under a helmet or hat. For more information, contact Smith Optics at 800-635-4401 or smithoptics.com.
EASTERN STATES’ FALL LOOKS ARE FIT FOR A DIVA. With five fresh Diva Eyewear styles, Eastern States Eyewear brings on the bling. The endpieces are set with Swarovski crystals and frames feature jewelry-like metal work, and marbleized and striated finishes. The bold yet elegant collection is crafted in Italy. Style No. D5414, shown here, features crystals both on the frame and temples. For more information, contact Eastern States Eyewear at 800-645-3710 or eseyewear.com. KOALI BRINGS THE TROPICS TO TEMPLES. Morel’s designers channeled the fish in the Amazon waters for the dynamic patterns for the three new styles for its acetate Discus II collection, which are available in both rimmed and semi-rimless models. The openwork metal core evokes patterns of the discus fish, and the beveled transparent acetate temples showcase the frames finish and color. Shown here is Style No. 7494K in dark violet/dark pink. Other color combinations include black/dark violet, dark brown/light green, and dark brown/orange. For more information, contact Morel at 800-526-8838 or morel-france.com.
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