ACE Awards Spotlight Accessories’ Influence

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK— Fashion press, major and specialty retailers, senior executives, designers and celebrities were among those (glamorously) packing the house at Cipriani’s 42nd Street here for the 2014 Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards and dinner gala, an occasion which also marked the 20th anniversary of the Council, which advances the interests of all those connected to the fashion accessories field.

Safilo Hosts Bloggers Day in Paris

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM PARIS—During Paris Fashion week, Safilo hosted its latest Bloggers Day at its Parisian showroom gathering a community of international bloggers, models, actors and influencers.

10 ‘Optical Pioneers’ Honored at Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members of The Vision Council’s Optical Lab Division celebrated the contributions of 10 industry veterans at the Director’s Choice and Fifteenth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, held Sept. 15 at the Mirage Hotel.

Accessories Council Honors 20/20 Magazine With ‘Hall of Fame’ Award

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—The Accessories Council, the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing accessory design in America, honored 20/20 Magazine on Sept. 19 with its annual Hall of Fame Award.

Labapalooza Pays Tribute to Wholesale Labs

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Labapalooza, a lab industry favorite gathering, took place here Sept. 18 in the Venetian Hotel.

Optical Women’s Association Networking Event at Expo

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members and friends of the Optical Women’s Association (OWA) gathered at the annual networking reception and raffle event held Sept. 19 in the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center.

Accessories Council Honors 20/20 Magazine With 'Hall of Fame'

By Staff
Friday, September 26, 2014 3:00 PM The Accessories Council, the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing accessory design in America, honored 20/20 Magazine on Sept. 19 with its annual Hall of Fame Award. Celebrating 20/20 Magazine's 40th anniversary this year, the ceremony took place at Tao in The Venetian.

It’s Party Time at Vision Expo West

By Staff
Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:00 PM LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo West. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around Vegas last week.

Ultra Palm Throws Cazal ‘I Wear My Sunglasses at Night’ Party in L.A.

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM MIAMI—Ultra Palm Optical hosted a Cazal “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night” Party at the rooftop Biergarten of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 14 to celebrate the launch of new Cazal Legends vintage styles and showcase Cazal’s new fall ophthalmic collection.

OWA to Host Two Events at International Vision Expo West

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM

NEW YORK—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will host its Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas (formerly the P.O.W.W. event) titled Seeing (Blind) Spots? Men and Women Working Together on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in Galileo Room 903 (Level 1) of the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center. Note the new day and time for this annual OWA event.

Foster Grant Celebrates its 85th Birthday

By Staff
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:10 AM NEW YORK—FGX International celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Foster Grant brand on July 18, 2014, at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in New York City.

Ray-Ban Celebrates New Materials Collection at ‘Factory’ Experience Party

By Staff
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:01 AM NEW YORK—On May 15, Ray-Ban celebrated the launch of its new materials collection with an exclusive one-night only event in New York called District 1937.

VM Photo Share: NYC Sights, Sounds and People at Expo

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:30 PM NEW YORK—With memories of Expo still fresh in everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents the following slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East 2014. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and all around the town last week.

VM Photo Share: Around the Town

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:25 PM NEW YORK—For many ECPs visiting New York for this year’s show, action was packed outside of the Javits Center as well as in. From the Lower East Side to Chelsea to Gramercy, various frame designers and optical folk speckled the city with socializing, networking and showcasing Spring collections at celebrations across the isle. Take a trip through the high-fashion, high-rise, high-energy venues that attracted optical nightlife as March came to a close.

Safilo and Solstice Celebrate New Fifth Avenue Flagship

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, December 27, 2013 12:00 AM On Nov. 21, Solstice Sunglasses, owned by Safilo Group, kicked off the holiday season with a new two-story NYC flagship store located at 500 Fifth Avenue.
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