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Getting to Know Hue

30 Mar

Things are looking warm and bright for 2011. From uplifting honeysuckle to the cool hues of blue, eyewear styles are rich in color this season – even the lenses.

When it comes to eyewear this spring, color is showing face in a big way. From colored lenses to sultry specs, eyewear is definitely a statement piece that will add an instant wow factor to your wardrobe.

Here’s a look at some of the hottest hues in lenses and frames for the coming season:

Take a Tint
Lenses in blue and green pack a punch while amber and rosy tints add femininity.

bebe (BB7017) by Altair Eyewear, Jessica Simpson (J475) by Colors In Optics, Foster Grant (Ice) by FGX, Nicole Miller (Utilitarian) by Signature Eyewear

 

Time to Reflect
Mirrored lenses offer new views on how to change your look.

Diane von Furstenberg (DVF103) by Marchon Eyewear, Michael Kors (M2040) by Marchon Eyewear, Lacoste (L503) by Marchon Eyewear, Ray-Ban (RB8307) by Luxottica

 

Gradient Complexion
From subtle to sexy eyeshadow effects, gradient colored lenses create sexy style.

BCBG (Silk) by ClearVision Optical, Converse Backstage (With the Band) by REM Eyewear, Cinzia (Glamazon) by Cinzia Designs, Rocawear (R384) by Colors in Optics

 

Go To Print
An alternative to solids, frames in colored prints and patterns are bold and playful fashion statements.

Bottega Veneta (BV154) by Safilo Group, Malia (1445) by Miyagi Eyewear, Lilly Pulitizer (Winnie) by Kenmark Group, Miu Miu (VMU08) by Luxottica

Color Me Pretty
Leave the dreary, dull winter behind and warm up in luscious berry tones and creamy neutrals.

Alviero Martini (MK0155) by Grant Italia, Marc Jacobs (MJ 347) by Safilo Group, ete (Malabar) by Optylux Group, Seraphin (Marquette) by Ogi Eyewear

 

Add a Spring to Your Step with Karl Lagerfeld Eyewear

29 Mar

Karl Lagerfeld’s spring 2011 eyewear collection by Marchon Eyewear boasts pure and simple designs with rich textures that are sure to frame any face exquisitely. The distinct “K” logo is hidden within the hinges and subtly amplified by a silver metal bar running down the temples.

A variety of shapes and styles—including retro round, geek chic and flat top aviators—and neutral and tortoise hues,  jazzed up by a punch of color, keep this collection contemporary and upbeat.

Whether you’re a minimalist or fashion forward risk taker, we’re sure you’ll be pleased with all Karl Lagerfeld Eyewear has to offer.

Karl Lagerfeld (KL735, KL735, KL734, KL722, KL720, KL721, KL184, KL178) by Marchon Eyewear

Stay True to Your Style with Kliik Specs

22 Mar

Craving individual style that’s still in line with the season’s top trends? That’s precisely what Kliik by Wescan Optical plans to deliver with their new spring collection. Kliik has incorporated softened shades, subdued brights and fresh design elements to take seeing and being seen to a new level of distinction.

The collection’s new “Your Style Seen” campaign – launched this past weekend at International Vision Expo East – accentuates individuality and personal style.

Kliik "Your Style Seen" Campaign by Wescan Optical

Get Neo-Preppy in Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear

21 Mar

It doesn’t get much more all-American than Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear by Safilo Group. If you have a passion for preppy, colorful style, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear with the brand’s most recent collection.

Offering 18 new shady styles, 15 for men/unisex and three for women, Tommy Hilfiger captured the American spirit in a handful of classic shapes including classic aviators, shields, wayfarers and oversized squovals. Rich berry tones, tortoises, blues, blacks and crisp whites coupled with smoldering gradient lenses awaken the senses and make this collection lighthearted and distinguished.

The collection also includes 18 unisex optical frames with designs ranging from geek chic to traditional rectangles to retro rounds so there is something for everyone. Tommy Hilfiger’s statement red, white and blue color combos are joined by more somber hues of black and Havana.

Try your best to keep from drooling over these fabulous frames!

Tommy Hilfiger (TH1985, TH1025, TH1015, TH1033, TH1011, TH1018, TH1031, TH1001, TH1006) by Safilo Group

Find Simple Serenity in PURE Eyewear

16 Mar

New partners PURE Eyewear and Legacie teamed together this year to supply all of you with brilliantly designed rimless eyewear. In case you’re not up to speed with PURE Eyewear technology, here’s a rundown that’s sure to fascinate you:

Each frame is crafted from a single strand of wire that is threaded through holes in the lenses. The wire is made of a new material called Xanadium, which is a high-performance alloy that is corrosion and acid resistant. The frame is incredibly lightweight and the design withstands without screws, hinges or compression mounts and sometimes even without nose pads.

Cutting edge technology and contemporary influences collide to create cohesive, futuristic designs in an array of shapes suited for any face.

PURE Eyewear by Legacie

Elizabeth and James Rolls Out Spexy New Frames

15 Mar

The Olsen twins’ fashion line, Elizabeth and James, has dazzled us with uber chic sunglasses that are loved by celebs, and now the line is introducing its first-ever optical frames this weekend at International Vision Expo East.

The Elizabeth and James spring optical collection by Absolute Black will feature 13 frames, using materials like handmade acetate and stainless steel. Incredibly avant-garde shapes and styles take center stage like wire rimmed rounds, geeky flat tops, seductive cat-eyes, aviators and geometric silhouettes.

Ashley Olsen sums it up best as she describes the optical line’s vibe as “a classic feel with a modern sensibility.”

Elizabeth and James specs will be available in commercial boutiques in June 2011.

Elizabeth and James (Houston, Chrystie, Ventura, Delancey, Spring) by Absolute Black

PUMA Pounces into Spring

14 Mar

Sports and outdoor enthusiasts will fall head over heels for the new PUMA Eyewear collection by Charmant. This collection, debuting at International Vision Expo East this week,  includes 15 eyeglasses and 10 sunglasses that are geared toward fashion forward, active individuals.

Inspired by the PUMA motorsport legacy, this collection fuses high-tech materials with sophisticated minimalist detailing to provide a smooth and aerodynamic feel. Design elements include metal-rubber frames, colored lenses, dynamic shapes, cut outs and the signature PUMA logo.

Check out the styles you can look forward to wearing this spring below:

PUMA Eyewear by Charmant

 

 

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