In this issue:
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.
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.
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
Ford, Tom Ford
Tom Ford dressed James Bond in the latest 007 adventure “Quantum of Solace” starring Daniel Craig.
Make Mine a Double
It was a double shot for Emilio Pucci. The Marchon brand was honored recently with two special design awards.
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.
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.
Here Comes the Sun...
Sun Other Great Options
POLICE 1587 from Eastern States Eyewear; CHROME HEARTS The Brown from OSI; CHRISTIAN ROTH 14295 from Charmant Group
Despite the economic downturn and the massive consumer uncertainty
about what the future holds, the sunglass business has not lost its
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.
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.
Sàfilo: Balenciaga Ophthalmics
Sàfilo USA launches the Balenciaga ophthalmic collection, consisting of six women’s acetates.
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
Behind the Seens
March 2009 Fashion Outtakes
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.
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.