In this issue:
LICENSES, LIAISONS & NEW COLLECTIONS
MARCOLIN IN LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH SWAROVSKI
In The Swim
Jee Vice made waves down the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami.
Sunwear in the Park
Open-air, summer sun, theater in the park and sunglasses all created
the perfect setting for this past summer’s “Shakespeare in the Park,”...
Eye Sing the Songs Too
Based in Nashville, Tonya Watts can usually be seen wearing her
signature shades of choice, a pair of Ray-Ban pink gradient drill mount
Fashion Optical Displays launches a web site that provides
eyecare professionals with a host of fresh, new dispensing ideas and
introduces the company’s latest interior and furnishing design concepts.
We’ve seen numerous examples of modern technology transforming into
accessories (think the Bluetooth earpiece or iPod headphones)...
As a brand, Calvin Klein has always been known for its classic and clean designs, never flashy… until now.
Hall of Frames
Bi-Coastal — Hilary Duff (1) has been spotted coast-to-coast in Christian Roth by Charmant. In Los Angeles, in style CR14253 LB and in New York wearing CR14210 BR…
Transitions Offers Facebook Guide And Page For ECPs
Wine Glasses — Our resident wild girl graphic designer Nami Ahn decides
to take it down a notch with a relatively peaceful vacation weekend in
Get A Grip
Material matters. In sport eyewear, selecting the right frame-component material is a win-win situation.
The World Through Roseillier Colored Glasses
“When I was young, about 15 years old, I wanted to be an optician,”
says Nicolas Roseillier, REM Eyewear’s new creative director.
The Under-See World of Alexandra Cousteau
It’s been a long trip but the end is in sight. Alexandra Cousteau’s 100 day journey—called Expedition: Blue Planet—
A Passion for Purple
Accessories—readers, cases, chains and cleaning materials—are stepping up to the plate in a big way.
Liquid Icon: Sport Eyewear
Liquid Icon is a San Diego-based sport eyewear company with the motto, “Rx without limits,” which refers to the design that has allowed Liquid Eyewear to fit any prescription lens up to + or –15.
Andy Wolf: Andy Wolf Eyewear
Founded in 2006 in Austria, Andy Wolf Eyewear has established itself as a high-end eyewear line targeted to individuals who treat their glasses as precious accessories.
Modo Eyewear launches ECO (Earth-Conscious Optics), a collection of eyewear that brings environmental responsibility to the forefront.
Zero G Eyewear: Zero G Collection
ZERO G Eyewear, a new company launched by Tom Cody and Joe Dondero, specializes in titanium flat-sheet metal handmade in Japan.
Mondottica: Hackett Collection and Hackett Bespoke
London menswear company, Hackett, in its quest to style today’s
gentleman from head to toe, presents an eyewear line, consisting of the
Hackett Collection and Hackett Bespoke, both featuring ophthalmic
frames and sunglasses.
Teka Eyewear: Teka Collection
Founded by Tom Kramer, Teka Eyewear creates trendy and sophisticated designs with a hint of understated elegance.
Revolution: True Religion Eyewear
Revolution Eyewear launches True Religion Eyewear. True Religion is an immensely popular design-based jeans and casual wear brand known for its edgy-bohemian style and horseshoe trademark logo.
Luxottica: Ray-Ban Tech Collection
Luxottica Group launches its Ray-Ban Tech Collection with the Carbon
Fibre line, featuring styles that are extraordinarily sturdy yet
Gold & Wood Paris: Boucheron Eyewear
Under a licensing agreement for worldwide distribution, Gold & Wood
Paris launches Boucheron, a line of luxury eyeglasses targeted to men
and women between the ages of 40 and 75.
I’m an educated person... I read MAGAZINES
The title of this column is from “A Streetcar Named Desire.” My favorite line ever from any play.
Through My Lens
About 20 years ago, I visited a New York wholesale lab to see a demonstration of a new, high-tech edger.
The Dollars and Sense of In-Office Finishing
Is investing in an in-office finishing lab the right decision in a pressured economy?