NEW EYEWEAR & FASHION – MARCH 2015

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ON THE COVER
LIVING THE GOOD LIFE. Inspired by the couture fashion, iconic artwork, and architectural masterpieces of France, Bon Vivant Eyewear from Ogi (part of the company’s new North Division of luxury collections) captures the essence of enchantment. Made from Mazzucchelli acetate and stainless steel, the Collection is for the creative, free-spirted, artistic soul. Rich colors and exquisite details make these frames works of art. The more than 30 ophthalmics include styles Celine, Charline, Henriette, Margot (on the cover), and Michele, while the bold and glamorous Gigi well represents the sun models. 888-560-1060, ogieyewear.com, #G5735

 

MARCOLIN, Emilio Pucci, EP0009 Tradition, style, and elegance with modern touches sum up the newly launched Florentine eye- and sunwear collection featuring nine ophthalmics and 12 sunglasses. Ophthalmic cat-eye styles EP5005 and EP5007 stand out with their sophisticated charm. Retro sunglass EP0009 in acetate and metal has gently squared profiling while EP00012 offers an iconic, rounded shape and “Zadig” print. EP00030 channels the ’70s with soft forms and classic detailing. 800-345-8482, marcolin.com, #3534. IMAGEWEAR, Betsey Johnson, 158103 Known for blending “girly girl” looks with a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility, this women’s collection features eight ophthlamics in acetate or metal that pair fashion with playful functionality and 28 suns decked out in animal prints and fun patterns on a variety of bold, retro shapes. 800-414-7656, imagewear.com. MONDOTTICA USA, Hackett Bespoke UTX, HEB146 Classic heritage meets contemporary materials for this men’s Ultra Thin Xyl (UTX) ophthalmic collection. The four lightweight, handcrafted acetate models include riveted hinges, endpieces featuring the Union Jack, metal temple crisscross textures, and deeper silhouettes for progressives. 866-666-3662, mondotticausa.com, #5143. MARCHON, Flexon Sun, FS-5027 Developed with Carl Zeiss, the Flexon Sun collection comes with POLARREPEL™ lenses, a super-hydrophonic and oleophobic technology that provides superior protection against scratches and easily repels dust, water, and grease, according to the company. The six lightweight yet strong Rxable styles come in three lens tints. There are two groupings, Flyer (inspired by aviation) and Laser Precision (laser pattern on temples that play with shadows and reflections). 800-645-1300, marchon.com, #4653. OKO EYEWEAR GROUP, CAC Collection Rolling out three chic, refined ophthalmics for men, OKO by OKO Paris’ CAC frames have been designed with a special laminating process that allows for unexpected colors and ultra-thin acetate work. The frames’ “bones” are made with surgical steel and crossing rivets and layered over with acetate, allowing for a transparent look. 888-716-2020, oko-eyewear.com, #G5765.
ZYLOWARE, Sophia Loren, M255 A timeless, full-rimmed, progressive-friendly metal frame in black or tan, M255 features a luxurious mother-of-pearl inlay set in scalloped metal on the handmade temples. The modified oval shape is flattering on the mature wearer, and snap-in nosepads and spring hinges provide all-day comfort. 800-765-3700, zyloware.com, #4753. HF EYEWEAR, Arrivederci Made from sustainable materials such as bamboo and maple, the 11 ophthalmic and sun styles include wayfarers and cat eyes. The sunwear comes with polarized lenses and there’s an option for Rx tinted. 402-937-0883, hfeyewear.com. ASPEX, BMW, B6517 Zooming onto the frame scene, four styles (including two suns) in stainless steel, acetate, or a combo of those materials make sporty statements. Colors for the two men’s ophthalmics run the gamut from satin dark navy/marbled blue to dark gray and light green. The sunglasses include a women’s frame and unisex suns, both featuring UV filtering and polarized lenses. 800-277-3979, aspexeyewear.com, #4120.
CLEARVISION OPTICAL, Durahinge, DH42, 43, 44 Both the PuriTi and DuraHinge lines now include women’s styles. PuriTi offers lightweight, hypoallergenic, and anti-corrosive benefits of titanium with jewelry-inspired details in lilac, rose, and gunmetal while DuraHinge boasts strength and comfort with stone accents and marble temples in purple, brown, and gold. 800-645-3733, cvoptical.com, #4521. SPY, Crosstown, Mulholland This handmade collection delivers four West Coast-inspired styles: Trancas, a cat eye in acetate, the geometric Mulholland in stainless steel and acetate, the simply shaped Emerson in metal, and the Presidio, a revised aviator. Models are available with the SPY Happy Lens™ and multiple frame color/lens options. 855-655-8980, spyoptic.com, #4368. WESTGROUPE, FYSH, F-3529 With a fabric overlay on stainless steel frames and temples that create a holographic 3D effect, this modern, semi-rimless style makes a high-tech fashion statement. It is available in metallic teal, metallic black, metallic purple, and metallic red. 800-361-6220, fyshuk.com, #3621.
GÖTTI, Marlot Targeting the sporty and trend-conscious male wearer, Marlot in hand-polished acetate has a double bridge for a retro touch and a matte finish for subtle elegance. Colorways comprise black matte, havanna matte, and olive matte. 407-415-0778, gotti.ch, #U5805. REVOLUTION EYEWEAR, REV778, 781, 780, 779 (from bottom) In color combos of black lime, tortoise blue, and tortoise purple, Revolution’s patented, bottom-mounted, magnetic clip-ons in acetate have polarized polycarbonate lenses. The clips may be special ordered for 3D viewing and sports. 800-986-0010, revolutioneyewear.com. OWP USA, Metropolitan Eyewear, 8224 Sporting a new block-hinge design with moveable parts, six styles for women and men incorporate an urban mobility. The retro-inspired 8224 features fine-edged acetate in poppy red or green. Surfaces come in matte or glossy looks, and women’s metal models 8225 and 8023 have temple edges in matte-colored finishes. 877-569-7872, owpusa.com, #G5775. CLARITI EYEWEAR, Konishi Flex Titanium, KF8461 Sleek temples with a smooth, custom-like fit define this frame in dark navy or gunmetal. The Flex Titanium materials contour while the semi-rimless design offers all-day comfort. 800-372-6372, claritieyewear.com, #4135.
SAFILO USA, Carrera, New Champion After “remastering,” the iconic Champion sunglasses are back. Now made from the thermo-adjustable plastic Optyl, the frames have balanced proportions and a sleeker profile. The new Panamerika in the distinctive teardrop shape comes in lightweight steel, and Carrera 100 flaunts a metal structure with acetate inserts. 800-631-1188, safilo.com, #3548. ALTAIR EYEWEAR, Anne Klein, AK7025 Six new suns spring up with modern colors, shapes, and vintage styling such as the chic, oversized AK7023, a modern aviator in stainless steel and warm color (AK7024), and the trendy cat eye with gold linear detailing (AK7025). 800-505-5557, altaireyewear.com, #4635. REM EYEWEAR, Converse All Star Optical, Q039 Embodying playful style, Converse’s rubber twist ‘n’ turn temples are a colorful addition to the customizable landscape. Q039 has a bold, square shape with an acetate front and rubber finish in black/gray, blue/navy, and orange/brown. Women’s Q044 sports a round shape in black/purple, brown/pink, and purple/red. 800-423-3023, remeyewear.com, #4754.
MODO EYEWEAR, Derek Lam, Lafayette Reinterpreting shapes from the ’70s such as classic rounds and wayfarers, this collection comprises seven new ophthalmics made from Italian acetates and eight suns in proprietary Italian acetate featuring unique metal inlays. 800-223-7610, modo.com, #G5543. KENMARK OPTICAL, Lily Pulitzer Girls, Sandrine Two sweet and sassy styles in acetate put beautiful color and butterfly and heart detailing (inside the temples) at center stage. Sandrine comes in aqua, fuchsia, and tortoise, while Trini is offered in navy, pink, and tortoise. 800-627-2898, kenmarkoptical.com, #3841. THE MCGEE GROUP, XOXO, X2337 Back by popular demand, the relaunched sun collection offers six models in acetate and metal that include fashion-forward aviators; classic, glamorous, rounded shapes; and trendy butterflies in bold patterns and colors. X2332 incorporates a masculine sensibility with feminine colors. 800-966-2020, mcgeegroup.com, #3554.
CHARMANT GROUP, Lineart, Dolce, XL2065 Designed for the self-confident woman who wants to express her feminine side, Dolce dazzles with delicate, intertwining strands of Excellence Titan that form a 3D horizontal heart and beautifully shaped knots that add visual intrigue as well as strength and stability. Rimless XL2063 and XL2064 and semi-rimless XL2066 can accommodate progressives. 800-645-2121, charmant.com/us, #4340. TURA, INC. Titanflex Select, 820674 These men’s ophthalmics combine memory-metal technology with modern European design. With premium aluminum or titanium on the temples, the styles-that range from contemporary and sleek to bold and retro-boast a soldered flat metal bridge on wire frame fronts. 800-242-8872, tura.com, #4608. WILEY X, Climate Control Series, WX Tide The latest model in the Climate Control™ Series comes in two polarized versions: gloss black frame with blue mirror or matte hickory brown frame with venice gold mirror lenses; there is also a “Black Ops” model. Rxable, WX Tide features the removable Facial Cavity™ Seal to protect against wind, dirt, and reflected light. 800-776-7842, wileyx.com, #3921.
L’AMY AMERICA, Nicole Miller, Amsterdam Bringing sophistication and fun with an attitude, Nicole Miller’s three new ophthalmics (Beekman, Cabrini, and Amsterdam) and three suns (Pacific, Norfolk, and Tompkins) deliver a variety of looks including sporty, retro with Celtic-inspired details or takedowns from the ready-to-wear line. 800-243-6350, lamyamerica.com, #3834. SILHOUETTE OPTICAL, LTD., Carbon Insarsia A sleek design with a material mix of SPX, 23-karat gold plating, and resin-backed carbon weave, this rimless eyewear collection has been created for select locations and comes in four models and three hues of gray, gold, and black gray. 800-223-0180, silhouette.com. MOREL, KOALI, CHLORIS Inspired by the movement made by the tangle of fibers found at the end of the Chloris grass, this frame features Mazzucchelli acetate in opaque color strands. Choose from three models in a color palette of purple, bright red, black, blue, and hazelnut. 800-526-8838, morel-france.com, #G5443.
THEO Distributed by Ramassia, Inc., Hollywood Classics, Station Charlie Designer Tim Van Steenbergen’s latest sunglass collection channels film noir with big, glamorous shapes in monochromatic colors that play with shadows; the temples fade out in a different color from the frame. Models include Blue Veronia, Sunset Norma, and Scarlet Kitty. 718-858-8542, theo.be, #U5916. ALTERNATIVE EYEWEAR, Plan B, Glacée 6723 Vintage style comes out to play for this new Glacée model, which boasts sleek, shiny hues of purple with mint and orange. The bold shape is still perfectly professional. 888-399-7742, alternativeeyes.com, #3775. LUXOTTICA, Dolce & Gabbana, DG3212 Two ophthalmics roar into spring, including a large, square shape with the “Animalier” print with six contrasting color combos: black, chocolate, or cherry on the outside with the print on the inside, or the print on the outside and fuchsia or turquoise on the inside. The DG3218 cat eye offers cubic havana details and gold metal temples. 800-422-2020, luxottica.net, #3853. SHAUNS CALIFORNIA, Carron Handcrafted in Italy with Mazzucchelli acetate and Carl Zeiss lenses, these latest styles-five suns and four ophthalmics-use playful colors of cool lavender, leaf green, and maya blue for Rona, Hoy, Annan, and Luss. Varied cherry hues are featured in the Carron, Hoy, and Spey styles. 844-742-8672, shaunscalifornia.com, #G6228. eyeOseyewear, Qué Linda Qué Linda readers for women in Mazzucchelli acetate blend vintage riveted five-barrel hinges and contemporary design with vibrant color combinations. The two colors, redtro and olivio, come in powers ranging from +1.00D to +3.00D. 800-625-1880, eyeoseyewear.com, #G5767.
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