PHILOSOPHY: “This is the next major step in upgrading the image of eyewear accessories to match the excitement generated by today’s fabulous eyewear,” says designer Denise Solay. “My Impressions collection is an attention-getting new product line for eyewear retailers to offer their fashion-conscious clients and will generate renewed interest in the accessories category. These pieces make a wonderful complement to a great pair of glasses—and keep them safe.”
PRICE POINT: $$$$$. For additional information, contact Denise Solay Designs, (212) 541-8066; web site: www.solayeyes.com
TIP: A few years ago Denise Solay created a collection of jewelry to coordinate with an exhibit of Henri Matisse paintings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Following that, she was commissioned to create a necklace to coordinate with a Matisse painting. “Recently when visiting the museum, I became engrossed in the colors and energy of the French Impressionists and it occurred to me I could use these amazing creations as inspiration for a collection of eyewear jewelry,” says Solay.