BACK IN THE GAME. Diesel
makes a comeback to the eyewear world with its bold Spring/Summer 2012 collection
. Set out to define the vintage of the future, the line boasts iconic shapes that are sure to turn heads. From the oversized psychedelic look of Love Bug
to the seductive silhouette of Flirtini
, there’s something for every glam-rock lover. The military-inspired Double Trouble
is sure to impress both women and men with its striking interplay of contrasts. Urban rebels won’t be able to resist Stealing Bullet’s
rivets and treated metal, while Bad Max
—a vintage aviator with a sporty look—features real treated leather on the side flaps for true biker appeal. GET IT NOW: MARCOLIN USA, 800-537-9265, MARCOLINUSA.COM
A BRIDGE FOR ALL NOSES.
Who hasn’t gotten a headache or those not-so-attractive red indents from a too-tight nose bridge? The fact is, no two noses are alike and, conversely, neither are the bridges that support them. New from Liberty Sport
, the Autofit™
nose bridge design adjusts to accommodate all shapes and sizes while the dual channel nosepad also helps to prevent moisture buildup and increase airflow. The first Liberty Sport sunglass to utilize this technology is Chaser, an Rxable frame available in shiny white, shiny black, shiny gunmetal, olive, and tortoise. GET IT NOW: LIBERTY SPORT, 800.444.5010, LIBERTYSPORT.COM
STAYING ABOVE WATER.
Why does it seem like kids get the coolest inventions? Finally, Julbo
takes a page from its wildly popular kids’ frames to produce an adult version. Dolphin
, a floating adult frame, was designed specifically for those who spend a lot of time in or around the water. The polarized polycarbonate lenses and wraparound style provide 100% UV protection, while the buoyant temples help the frames stay afloat in the water until they can be properly rescued. Available in two colorways—black/black and black/yellow—the Dolphin will be floating into stores this fall. GET IT NOW: JULBO EYEWEAR, 800.651.0833, JULBOUSA.COM
SUCKER PUNCHED BY COLOR.
The debut Rough Justice Eyewear Collection
includes three sunglasses inspired by the Rough Justice footwear collection. Divalicious
features a tiger print with curvaceous temples. This diva is available in brown tiger and gray tiger, or opaque black and opaque gray made from recycled material. Vicious
, a flirty cat eye, smolders in color options like black crystal, garnet ice, and vivid violet. Don’t let the ample coverage fool you—Wrapped Up
is a funky two-toned frame available in blue mood, ginger, and gray mist. Each frame protects against UV and is Rxable. GET IT NOW: SIGNATURE EYEWEAR, 800.765.3937, SIGEYE.COM
SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS.
In a retro-inspired move, TAG Heuer Eyewear
has unveiled its VINTAGE Series
. The collection is comprised of classic aviator shapes updated with modern technologies and ergonomic designs. Handmade in France and available in four shapes, these sleek aviators soar above the originals. Tag Heuer’s lenses are available in polarized and gradient photochromic versions with hydrophobic and oleophobic treatments to prevent damage from water, dirt, dust, and grime. Not one to neglect comfort in the name of fashion, the VINTAGE series features lightweight and comfortable elastomere temples. GET IT NOW: PREMIERE VISION, A LUXURY DIVISION OF LOGO OF THE AMERICAS INC., 800.345.3733, TAGHEUER.COM/EYEWEAR
A NEVER SETTING SUN.
In typical Lucky Brand
fashion, golden California summers don’t end with the introduction of the new Fall collection. Four new styles complement both sexes with a smoky haze reminiscent of beach BBQs. Channel the ‘70s in The Recruiter
, a two-tone acetate aviator with a keyhole bridge. The classic unisex wayfarer shape of Hyannis
is perfect for skateboarding down the boardwalk or cruising the mall. Highlander’s
arching lines are sure to turn heads, as is Kennedy’
s squared-off aviator shape. Cutouts in the matte metal down the temples and across the bridge show off the details found on every pair of Lucky suns: the signature clover on the temple tip and the Lucky brand logo up front. GET IT NOW: REM EYEWEAR, 800.423.3023, REMEYEWEAR.COM
SLEEK AND SEDUCTIVE.
The age-old adage “The clothes don’t make the (wo)man,” may have to be changed to accommodate the newest Seraphin Eyewear
collection. The neoclassic frames enhance the minx within. Fashionistas will take to the boutiques in Excelsior
, an oversized Italian acetate frame made to reflect the geometric patterns of old Hollywood. Men can get their Bond on with the powerfully sleek Marshall
. When secrecy is of the essence, take cover in Hayes
. All Seraphin eyewear comes protected in a leather hard case with a microfiber cleaning cloth. GET IT NOW: OGI EYEWEAR, 888.560.1060, OGIFRAMES.COM
THE COLORS OF FALL.
Color is the big motivator behind the Fall line from Jeremy Tarian
. Not only is the line green—using a cleaner acetate mixed from wood and cotton—but the vibrant white, gold, and red tones set off every detail. Handmade in France, bold Skybar
is in your face with zigzag detailing across the brow. Highline
, both modified wayfarers, combine small details for powerful effects. The cat eye-inspired Roxy
is classic cool with pops of color. Also debuting this season is the company’s new ad campaign in recognition of its first anniversary. GET IT NOW: JEREMY TARIAN, 718.288.7085, JEREMYTARIAN.COM
CAN’T KEEP A GOOD THING DOWN.
Some fashion trends come and go, but Cazal
knows how resurrect a good thing. “Cazal Fever” is back with the Cazal Legends
collection. Style No. 901
is a modified aviator that comes with a set of interchangeable lenses. Style No. 902
is retro-inspired with a modern twist as a modified navigator. One of the original shield frames, Style No. 904
, also comes with an interchangeable lens kit and features a prominent split temple design. To add to the nostalgia, each piece is made from the same tools, colors, hardware, and factory equipment that were used to create the popular originals. GET IT NOW: EASTERN STATES EYEWEAR, 800.645.3710, ESEYEWEAR.COM OR ULTRAPALM OPTICAL CO., INC., 800.327.5185, CAZALEYEWEAR.COM
INDIVIDUALITY AT ITS FINEST.
The debut Calvin Klein Jeans
collection promotes self-discovery and expression. Style Nos. CKJ710S
are military-inspired aviator and navigator frames with urban details like dog tags and graffiti. Slightly less gritty, Style No. CKJ705S
features many of the same details on its square plastic frame. For the ladies, vintage-inspired is where it’s at. Style No. CKJ711S
is a soft square plastic frame with various metal detailing at the temples. A cat eye, Style No. CKJ706S
goes against its feminine roots with metal dog tag logos on the temples. GET IT NOW: MARCHON EYEWEAR, 800.645.1300, MARCHON.COM
A SUSTAINABLE LOVE STORY.
Sustainable resources are a trending topic, and the eco by Summer Rayne Oakes
collection is heading the cause. Classic cat-eye and retro shapes are made from 95% recycled materials such as plastic and hypoallergenic/non-toxic stainless steel. Even the protective case and packaging is green, made from recycled soda bottles and paper, and printed with soy ink. As if earth-friendly materials weren’t enough, for each pair of frames sold, a tree will be planted through Trees for the Future and Mezimbite Forest Centre. GET IT NOW: MODO EYEWEAR, 800.223.7610, MODODBIZ.COM
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
A frame so big, it had to be released by itself? Sure, and it’s from Balenciaga
. Oversized proportions are balanced by transparent materials in Style No. BAL 0125/s (Edition)
. Inspired by the roots of the fashion house, the vintage look showcases a polished frame, visible metal core, and faceted temples. A retro metal monogram is placed on the temples and contrasts nicely against the available color options: smoke gray, opalescent burgundy, crystal, and green. GET IT NOW: SAFILO USA, 800.631.1188, SAFILO.COM
NOT QUITE WHAT THEY SEEM TO BE.
A trick of the eye is the name of the game with Prada
. Its latest release this season, the ILLUSION Sunglass Collection
, consists of a large wrap frame reminiscent of goggle proportions. The oversized look boasts an Rxable APX lens with a hidden screw on top for easy removal. A Prada cut-around logo is featured on the outside of each temple of this unisex frame, Style No. PR 05OS
, which is available in black with a gray gradient lens, pink with a beige lens, and sand with a yellow lens. GET IT NOW: LUXOTTICA GROUP, 800.422.2020, LUXOTTICA.COM
WHEN SEASONS COLLIDE.
Golden sunshine blends into fall foliage when Indian Summer Splendou
r takes effect. The two new frames from ESPRIT Eyewear
layer the tones of the golden season while adding elegant details. Style No. ET17756-545
accentuates its feminine shape with a golden rope temple detail. Warm tones of tortoise and caramel melt through the frame. A double bridge sets off aviator Style No. ET17778-535
. Tortoise temples complete the look without overwhelming the masculine shape. GET IT NOW: CHARMANT USA, A DIVISION OF CHARMANT, INC., 800.645.2121, CHARMANT-USA.COM
Three new themes and one updated color scheme round out the fall 2011 collection for Chloé
. Inspired by the bag of t
he same name, Emma
is an acetate frame with a leather-covered metal piece on the temple and is available in black, tortoise, camel horn, and purple. Spiree
offers two versions–a high rounded look and an aviator style–in a thin metal frame offset by a lacquered effect on the fronts and temples. Amaryllis
features scallop-like designs on its edges and is available in black, brown, green/beige, and gray/purple. The popular Myrte
frame is now available in plum and burgundy. GET IT NOW: CACHET, A DIVISION OF L’AMY AMERICA, 800.600.5269, LAMYAMERICA.COM
The newest release from MYKITA
can act as a goggle and sunglass, transitioning flawlessly from the slopes to the pool. Using a polyamide-based material with MYKITA’s Mylon surface finish, a light and durable luxury sport frame is born. NOVA
is a snug-fitting shield with a futuristic appearance. Two feminine versions, ARDEN
, are modified aviators with rounded side contours. A sporty aviator, CRISON
, boasts a slimmer fit and rounded sides. Zeiss lenses, also available polarized, round out the collection. GET IT NOW: MYKITA, 973.669.0063, MYKITA.COM