Thema—A Family Factory Debuts O-SIX Collection

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM CADORE VALLEY, Italy—Thema—A Family Factory has launched the O-SIX Collection. Artistic ideas, innovative color combinations, unparalleled shapes and a touch of Italian style are all blended together to make unprecedented styles for any individual seeking to be bold and stand out from the crowd, the company said.

Saks Fifth Avenue Debuts First Optical Boutique in Boca Raton and Plans for Second Optical Opening in Fall 2017

By Staff
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:30 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the leading luxury department store companies in North America, has opened its first Saks Optical Boutique at its department store here in partnership with U.S. Vision Inc, one of the largest optical retailers in the U.S.

Altair Eyewear Launches the StudioGrand for Cole Haan Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif—Cole Haan Eyewear is launching the StudioGrand Eyewear collection from Altair. This collection features minimalist silhouettes made for the multifaceted woman and incorporates both comfort and functionality in three optical and three sun styles.

Charmant Launches First Eddie Bauer Eyewear Styles

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Charmant has launched the first 16 optical styles from the Eddie Bauer Eyewear collection for Spring 2017.

Kering Debuts Spring/Summer 2017 Gucci Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:30 AM MILAN—Kering is debuting Gucci Eyewear styles from its Spring/Summer 2017 collections. The urban romanticism and eclecticism that Alessandro Michele, creative director, infuses into his collections has redefined Gucci’s codes and creativity, the company said.

Luxottica Debuts the 2017 Valentino Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:30 AM MILAN—Luxottica revealed its 2017 launch of Valentino eyewear. Comprised of sun and optical styles, this launch channels the essence of Valentino style. Grace, delicacy and dedication to sartorial culture pervade the vibrant atmosphere of the workshops in Palazzo Mignanelli where timeless creations are produced, the company said.

McGee Group Debuts Life is Good Eyewear, Sunwear and Readers

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:30 AM MARIETTA, Ga.—The McGee Group and Life is Good have partnered to help people focus on the good through a whole new lens with this debut collection featuring 16 ophthalmic frames, 17 sun styles and 10 reader styles. Theses styles are available for men, women, teens and kids and are all inspired by inspirational people, places and works of art.

Zeiss Bows EnergizeMe, Spectacle Lens for Contact Lens Wearers

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Zeiss is releasing EnergizeMe lenses which feature a special design adapted to the vision patterns of contact lens wearers who are used to eye movements rather than head movements when wearing contacts. It offers wide, clear viewing zones and more comfortable vision after contact lens wear, according to Zeiss.

WaveShades With Visa Payment Technology in Limited Distribution to Key Influencers

By Staff
Friday, March 17, 2017 12:21 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The Visa-powered WaveShades sunglasses—which feature a chip that enables consumers to pay for a purchase simply by waving the sunglasses over a point-of-sale reader—drew rapt attention at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, this week.

[Partner Post] New Year, New Style

By Staff
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:42 AM Enhance your eyes—and your outfit—with the new chic collection of Badgley Mischka eyewear.

Jason Wu Relaunches Eyewear Collection With Eponym

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—For Spring 2017, designer Jason Wu, has relaunched his eyewear line in partnership with New York-based eyewear licensing company, Eponym. The collection features a full range of optical and sun styles that were created with Wu’s refined point of view.

Modern Optical Introduces GB+, a New Extended-Size Women’s Collection

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM ROSELLE, Ill.—Modern Optical International had launched GB+, a new women’s collection with extended eye sizes and temple lengths. GB+ provides great-fitting eyewear for diverse market segments and utilizes ultra-feminine contours.

New York Eye and Esquire Launch Esquire Eyewear Collection for Men

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—New York Eye and Esquire have launched the Esquire collection for men. The Winter 2017 selection will include 30 frame styles geared toward sophisticated, on-trend men. The collection will launch nationally in March 2017 at Vision Expo East.

Safilo Debuts OXYDO Sunwear From Its New Atelier Division

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM PADUA, Italy and PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Safilo is launching OXYDO Sunglasses as a part of its newly created Atelier division. The collection will debut with four sun styles that infuse “Made in Italy” with new stylistic blends that connect with the world of art, the company said.

Rodenstock Group and Porsche Design Extend License for Additional 10 Years

By Staff
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:27 AM MUNICH—The Rodenstock Group and the Porsche Design Group (Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG) are extending their license contract by another 10 years until 2027.
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