20/20 Magazine

Jan 2009

January 2009 Cover

 

In this issue:

Upfront
Dolce & Gabbana Rocks
Luxottica Group introduces its latest gem, the Dolce & Gabbana Stone Collection, featuring two new, hand-crafted sun styles adorned with Swarovski crystals, pearls and other precious materials. 

 

Upfront
Designing Eyewear with Class
Last semester, Savannah College of Art and Design’s metals and jewelry class got a little competitive. The McGee Group, on behalf of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation for better vision and hearing, orchestrated a competition for students to develop one optical frame and case, and one sunglass and case.

 

Upfront
Caravan of Gold
It’s a new twist on a timeless classic. Ray-Ban has re-interpreted its Caravan style, originally created in 1957, into an exclusive limited edition frame featuring precious materials combined with state-of-the-art technology.

 

Upfront
Ford, Tom Ford
Tom Ford dressed James Bond in the latest 007 adventure “Quantum of Solace” starring Daniel Craig.

 

Upfront
Make Mine a Double
It was a double shot for Emilio Pucci. The Marchon brand was honored recently with two special design awards.

 

Upfront
Hall of Frames
The reigning queen of daytime television, Oprah Winfrey (1) recently displayed her fashion sense by choosing the sophisticated Michael Kors sun style St. Tropez from Marchon.

 

Upfront
Lens Marketing
Vision-Ease Announces New LifeRx Promo — Vision-Ease Lens (VEL) has launched a new sales promotion that rewards eyecare professionals who support its environmentally friendly LifeRx light-responsive lenses.

 

Upfront
Street Seen
Here Comes the Sun...

 

Features
Paparazzi Sun

 

Features
Sun Other Great Options
POLICE 1587 from Eastern States Eyewear; CHROME HEARTS The Brown from OSI; CHRISTIAN ROTH 14295 from Charmant Group

 

Features
Sun Sense
Despite the economic downturn and the massive consumer uncertainty about what the future holds, the sunglass business has not lost its sizzle.

 

Features
Enter Sands Man
“Hey, my brother... good to see you.” Whoa. Whoa. Wait a minute. Nobody is allowed to use that salutation on me except my real brother Dennis or perhaps Crosby, Stills and Nash... and Young... and Larry Sands.

 

Whats New
Signature: Michael Stars Eyewear
Under a worldwide licensing agreement with Michael Stars, a Los Angeles-based, lifestyle clothing brand, Signature Eyewear launches Michael Stars eyewear.

 

Whats New
Sàfilo: Balenciaga Ophthalmics
Sàfilo USA launches the Balenciaga ophthalmic collection, consisting of six women’s acetates.

 

Editors Note
The Opti-Bailout
It’s getting rough, right? I’m sorry I can’t offer you the 15 billion bucks potentially gifted to the (increasingly-not-so) big three automakers

 

Fashion Feature
Paparazzi Sun

 

Behind the Seens
March 2009 Fashion Outtakes

 

L&T
It’s All About Teamwork
Like many of you, I was glued to my TV screen this summer watching the Olympics. Although the performance of individual athletes was thrilling, it was the teamwork that impressed me most.

 

L&T
Navigating the Lens Material Landscape
Navigating the many lens materials now available is made much easier when you use the common denominator of standard plastic to chart your course.