Hoya Partners With Frameri to Offer Interchangeable Eyewear at 500 Independent Practices

By Staff
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:30 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has entered into a partnership with Frameri, creator of the interchangeable frame and lens system.

The McGree Group Licenses Designer Trina Turk

By Staff
Friday, April 15, 2016 12:21 AM MARIETTA, Ga.—The McGee Group has announced a new licensing agreement with fashion designer Trina Turk. The new multi-year license will feature optical and sunwear, infused with the bold signature prints and dynamic colors unique to the Trina Turk brand.

Artoptic International Updates Legendary Partner Series

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Artoptic International has completely updated its classic Partner series with new materials, new colorations and new images. Targeting young and adult men, “the new collection is designed to be rugged, sporty and masculine,” according to Artoptic’s founder, George Gero.

Charmant Launches Isaac Mizrahi New York Eyewear

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Designed in conjunction with Xcel Brands Inc., Charmant has launched the new Isaac Mizrahi New York Eyewear Collection of sunglasses for confident women ages 30 and up.

Kasperek USA Launches Camelot Kids Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM ROMULUS, Mich.—Kasperek USA Optical, a family owned and operated wholesale optical distributor in Michigan, has expanded its brand of Camelot eyewear with the brand new Camelot Kids Collection of ophthalmic frames designed for boys and gir

l.a. Eyeworks Teams With Blake Kuwahara for Capsule Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM LOS ANGELES—West Coast eyewear designers, l.a. Eyeworks and Blake Kuwahara have teamed up for a limited edition eyewear capsule collection set to launch this spring. Each model of this eight-piece collection is handcrafted in Japan in four distinct acetate combinations. Highlights from the collection include the Two Noons and Two Rays style, pictured here.

Marchon Bows Marni Sunwear Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear has launched a new line of sunglasses for the Italian luxury design house, Marni. The collection including four sunglasses is designed for a discerning audience of curious and sophisticated women looking to make a statement of individual style and creativity.

Morel Launches Nomad, New Eyewear Brand Inspired by World Travelers

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM WYKOFF, N.J—Morel Lunettes has launched Nomad, a new brand of eyewear that captures the wanderlust of world travelers by drawing inspiration from destinations worldwide, the company said.

Safilo Debuts Polaroid Ophthalmic Collection in the U.S.

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Polaroid Eyewear by Safilo USA has launched a new 20-piece ophthalmic collection featuring five unisex design concepts for 2016.

Vuarnet Introduces New Cable Car Spring Collection

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—French sunglass brand Vuarnet has announced its new spring collection titled Cable Car. Inspired by the tram systems of legendary cities such as San Francisco, Lisbon and Hong Kong, the collection features a double bridge, metal wire frame and is designed for urban adventure and wearers who love to travel.

Zyloware Introduces Shaquille O’Neal Eyewear

By Stephanie Segwe
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y—Zyloware Eyewear announced the launch of their latest collaboration with basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal. The collection introduces the O’Neal brand into the eyewear category and builds on a track record that includes fine jewelry, suits, shirts and ties.

Designer Alexander Julian and Eyewear by ROI Extend License Agreement

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:27 AM PHOENIX—Designer Alexander Julian and Eyewear by ROI have extended their license agreement. The extension continues a successful relationship that began in 2008 with the American fashion, eyewear and home furnishings designer.

Chlogan Eyewear Debuts Rogue Sport Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—The Chlogan Eyewear Group has introduced the Rogue Sport sub-collection of ophthalmic frames featuring athletic stripes and textured temples. The collection includes 10 new unisex styles in three colorways.

Eastern States Eyewear Announces New Exces Sun Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM ELMONT, N.Y. —Eastern States Eyewear has announced the release of an all new Exces Eyewear sunglass collection for 2016. The collection offers six new styles for women.

Safilo Intros Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016 Eyewear Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Safilo USA has introduced the new Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring/Summer 2016 eyewear collection of 12 optical and 14 sun styles, featuring timeless shapes accented by audacious architectural elements and iconic detailing. The deliberately unisex collection includes four stylistic groups: the Rave, the Icon, the Style and the Star.
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