Every first and third Thursday of the month, we will take a look at the latest collections in the eyewear industry. Enjoy the read!
Aspex Eyewear recently launched four new frames and styles. First up is the GN266 men's frame for Greg Norman Eyewear, fashioned with premium Italian materials and designed with comfort and fit to complement all face shapes. For women, it’s all about vibrant color combinations — the new TK1027 style for Takumi® is a combination frame available in Satin Brown & Lilac, Satin Purple & Silver/Dark Purple, and Satin Black & Light Pink, while the new P5024 semi-rimless style for Paradox Eyewear (pictured right) comes in Orange/Dark Brown/White, Dark Pink & Dark Brown, or Clear Mauve/Dark Plum/Mauve. And there's also a new ladies EasyClip® style EC427 available in Red Crystal, Blue Crystal or Mauve/Orange/Blue Crystal.
New from Bevel Specs is the Innovators and Inventors collection (pictured left), which explores new territory within the Bevel design signature including new designs, as well as fresh colors and material combinations. The Edged Acetates feature acetate frames polished and then matted for a smooth finish, and with chiseled edges for a raw, 3D look. Chiseled Combinations includes frames made from a beta titanium front with a pure titanium insert for a light, flexible frame that does not sacrifice durability. And the Titanium Double Down styles are titanium frames with a titanium overlay for creative colorations, accenting the frame's layers for a rich visual texture.
New from Blackfin is Blackfin Elemento (pictured right) — a collection of six limited edition frames in which gold meets the brand's signature titanium material. Each frame is plated in 24 karat gold for true luxury, enhancing each frame and emphasizing colorings typical of the brand. With this collection, high-tech meets inspired craftsmanship and a passion for simple, yet excellent detail.
ClearVision Optical recently expanded its Aspire Eyewear line with the Aspire Custom 3-Piece Rimless Collection. Each frame is fully-customizable, allowing customers to mix and match 12 eye shapes, three temple/tip options, and three nose piece shapes, with parts in 12 standard and six limited edition colors. Additionally, ClearVision will launch the Aspire Semi-Rimless Collection in fall 2016 (pictured left) with models for men and women in luxurious customized prints and color combinations.
Cocosong Eyewear slips into the Far East with the colors, symbols and opulence of its latest styles. Each unique frame is handmade and features precious and exclusive materials such as silk, feathers, dried flowers and semi-precious stones such as turquoise, lapis lazuli, white howlite and tiger's eye. The Known Place square-shaped frame features silk and feathers inserted into the eyewear itself, while the New Romantic frame (pictured right) is inspired by an imperial garden with black, red, blue and purple silk, small dried herbs and metal decor.
New from Costa is the Boundless collection of rimless sunglasses, featuring eight styles that are incredibly lightweight with a comfortable "forget-they're-on" fit for all-day wear. The collection features four new styles — West Bay, Seagrove (pictured left), Gulf Shore and Oyster Bay — and four existing rimless styles Ballast, Cayan, Galveston, and Rockport. Six of the eight sunglass styles will be available for the first time with a green mirror lens options, as well as gray, copper and blue mirror in Costa's patented color enhancing polarized 580™ lenses.
GUNNAR Optiks® has teamed up with apparel brand Publish® to create Mod (pictured right) — a new eyewear collaboration designed to be casual in style with an air of sophistication. Available in both computer and sunglass models, the frame features a rich, multi-layered handmade acetate style, flexible stainless steel temples, and adjustable silicone nose pads for a comfortable fit. Mod comes with GUNNAR's patented i-AMP® lens technology aimed at eliminating eye strain and blocking artificial blue light from digital devices, while the sunglass lenses offer 100 percent UV protection.
L'Amy America's Champion Eyes has launched five new models for fall (pictured left), complimenting the line's existing collection of ophthalmic and sunglass models for men, tweens and extended sizes. The new models are all made of Champion's own PowerLite, injection-molded TR90 material offering ultra-durability and featherweight comfort for those with an active lifestyle. Each new model is available in three color options, with styles including vintage round, modified deep square, slim rectangle, chunky rectangle and hip square.
Montblanc is celebrating the 110th anniversary of its pioneering spirit with the "Heritage Rouge et Noir" collection and a new limited edition aviator-shaped frame, produced and distributed by Marcolin (pictured right). Inspired by the first series of "Fountain Pen" writing instruments introduced by Montblanc in 1909, the snake motif on the pen's cap reappears in the gold-plated metal reeded edge of the front, while the temple tips recall the shape of a snake's head. Additionally, the black and red chromatic combination of the writing implement appear in the frame temples, reinterpreted in Mazzucchelli acetate exclusively for this special edition frame.
The 2016 Fall/Winter collection from Robert Marc coincides with the brand's 35th anniversary and celebrates its New York heritage with bold contour lines of striking symmetry creating great style and elegance. The women's collection embodies cleverness and grace, featuring colors such as Chelsea Tortoise (pictured left), Broadway Red, Empire Blue, Lexington Green and NYC Black. And the men's frames are for smart and determined gentlemen who exhibit a cutting sense of humor and wild ambition, with color options including 1981 Tortoise Blue, 1981 Tortoise Olive, 1981 Tortoise, Hudson and Vintage Crystal.
Spy Optic recently launched five new styles for its eyewear collection. Bellows is a classic design that pulls off a vintage look, featuring mixed materials and a unique angular bridge. Wingate is a raw, industrial frame packing heavy-duty style, crafted from handmade acetate and stainless steel. Stevie features a semi-chunky acetate front with acetate temples and spring hinges, while Holden (pictured right) is an all-American frame made from handmade acetate with a stainless-steel top bar and slight temple fin. And the cleanly lined Nelson makes for an impressive frame from all corners, with a stainless steel rectangular front and handmade acetate temples.
New from Zimco Optics are additions to its in-house eyewear collection, Blu (pictured left) — an interpretation of the latest eyewear trends in Europe, featuring cutting edge styles, technologies and colors. Composed of both semi-rimless and full-rimmed styles, Blu offers a variety of eye shapes from traditional rounded rectangle to bold square. And the collection conforms to the fashion movement sweeping across Europe with satin-like finishes, bright color and color blocking. The relaunch of Blu stays true to its roots by remaining fashion forward with modern twists on classic trends.