Photographed by Ned Matura
Twenty-five years in America, always leaders with faithful followers embracing eyewear as a part of the face and soul of the wearer and bearer.
REEDITION INGRID from Lafont
The P3 is the sign-of-the-times for men, and the style is signature to the look of a perfect gentleman.
HICKEY FREEMAN New Haven from Signature Eyewear
PEEK OF PERFECTION
A whole new meaning to the term “jewelry for the eyes” as this Versace virtually sparkles with a gem of an eye-dear.
VERSACE 1202 from Luxottica
IT’S back. And better than ever. Metal is on the move as eyewear in this arena takes on new colors, energized lightness and a sense of style with an eye toward optical’s best heritage traditions.
From top: CAZAL 7032 from Eastern States Eyewear and Ultra Palm Optical; ETCHED BY ZYLOWARE XP 609M from Zyloware; JOSEPH ABBOUD 4021 from Altair Eyewear; PERRY ELLIS 319 from Eyewear Designs
THE TWO STEP
Color can mean everything (especially when it’s red) and MORE when it is crafted to another tone of quiet variations. No object does that marriage better than eyewear.
From left: BEVEL 3639 from Bevel Specs; NINA RICCI 2582 from L’Amy America
This meticulous rendition of a flat metal equipped with a modern torsion hinge setup makes for a fine study in high-art and high-tech.
AXIOM 6126 from ProDesign Denmark
HINGING ON A HEROINE
The shape of this frame pulls you in. The color holds your devoted attention. The texture lures your tactile touch... and... the hinge seals the (eye)deal.
LIGHTEC 7032L from Morel
Look at the double color here. Did you see that dramatic temple? Wouldn’t wood work perfectly on this frame? Never let a talking point go quietly.
From top: ENGLISH LAUNDRY EYEWEAR BY CHRISTOPHER WICKS Wheeler from Zimco Optics; SANFORD HUTTON FUTURA 11 from Colors in Optics; JIMMY CRYSTAL NEW YORK Rio from A&A Optical
RICK PREP SCHOOL
The preppy shape softens a bit in order to move the stylish declaration of the rich zyl striation to the front of the class.
SERAPHIN Kent from Ogi Eyewear
One of eyewear’s most popular and enduring shapes clamors for renewed attention with a combination of quiet style. Pattern-hashed temple detailing lends a confident identity.
HELIUM PARIS 4199 from Match Eyewear
Be it ever so humble there’s no place like a face as a Havana-home for THIS classic coloration.
From top: SCOTT HARRIS Underground 11 from Europa International; TRU TRUSSARDI 12735 from Charmant Group; GANT RUGGER Borea from Viva International Group; EDDIE BAUER 8269 from New York Eye
Ladies: Embrace your inner strength with this combination of power and playfulness blending gold wire to a burnished metal blush of rose.
MONALISA 8811 from Clariti Eyewear
FRAME OF THE TWEET
A touch here. A variation there. A detail anew. Eyewear plays this game of quiet sensation in the small pleasures so well.
From top: BIGGU 734 from Menizzi Eyewear; YVES SAINT LAURENT 2359 from Sàfilo USA; ORIGINAL PENGUIN “The Poindexter” from Kenmark Group; 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Chopper from Modo Eyewear
EYE'LL FOLLOW THE SUN
The signature “V” bridge detail from Valentino’s sun collection defines a new horizon for this sassy color-blocked frame.
VALENTINO 2627 from Marchon Eyewear
Nothing shy about Spy when it comes to mixing zyl temples with metal face fronts declaring “Eye Wear Glasses!”
JUDE SRX00118 from Spy Optic