I Pledge Allegiance to Independents
The army of Eyewear Independents is in full force in the realm of children and with good reason. We’ve come to nurture the ability of a child to exert their own individualized personalities so it stands to reason that eyewear built strictly on a sense of independence devoid of designer and lifestyle branding would be a thing of grace and self-esteem for kids. Here’s the chance to make them proud of their choices built on their hopes, their desires and their aspirations.
From top: ECO KIDS Lobster from Modo; HUVELI MILANO 3081 from Teka Eyewear; MA3094K from Menizzi
Charge of the Lite Brigade
No surprise that factors such as the sudden surge in lightweight proprietary acetates and airy looking and feeling frame materials see super success in the wonderful world of children.
From top: VERA BRADLEY Rae from The McGee Group; IGREEN V5.05 from Thema – A Family Factory; ORIGINAL PENGUIN “The Marvin Jr” from Kenmark
Rose Colored Glasses
Want to keep that young woman beaming? Think PINK.
From top: KIDS CENTRAL 1658 from Silver Dollar Optical; CRAYOLA 243 from Colors in Optics; JELLY BEAN 158 from i-dealoptics; GUESS 9164 from Marcolin USA
The hills are alive with this season’s dominant show of greens and blues for frame colorations and actual layers of these earth and air tones.
From top: TONY HAWK KIDS 5-2 from Eyewear Designs; KILTER 4008 from Altair Eyewear; KATE YOUNG FOR TURA KIDS K902 from Tura
Face-to-Frame is a critical factor when it comes to children and their still shallow bridge features. So that aspect comes into even more critical focus as specific frame vendors succeed in the challenge of delivering eyewear well aware of our children’s special needs.
From top: TC CHARTON Asian Fit Eyewear Daniel from Prologue Vision; SUPERFLEX KIDS 160 from WestGroupe