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May 02, 2017
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LAUNCHES

Hands of Time Eyewear: Francis Drake Eyewear

SECOND LOOKS

Robert Marc: St. Tropez Inspired Collection
Marcolin: Timberland
Luxottica: Ray-Ban Blaze

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LAUNCHES

Hands of Time Eyewear Debuts Francis Drake Eyewear


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Quick Take: New eyewear company, Hands of Time Eyewear, has recently debuted its Francis Drake Eyewear collection.
Wearer: Trendy men and women.
Specifics: The Francis Drake Eyewear collection features 34 ophthalmic frames for men and women and 16 polarized sunglass styles.
Selling Points: The Francis Drake Eyewear collection from Hands of Time Eyewear consists of a range of product from trendier frame styles to more classic looks and strives to provide a frame for every face. The company is committed to helping independent ECPs by providing them with high-quality Italian-made eyewear at affordable prices. The products are made using materials like Mazzuchelli acetate, Monel metal and TR-90. "Our focus is to help independent eyecare professionals. It’s no secret that “IEPs” are facing a lot of challenges," said Jerry Evans, CFO of Hands of Time Eyewear. "With ever increasing competition, "IEPs" are spending more money on inferior products, working harder, and making less money. We want to change that.”
Price Guide: $$
www.handsoftimeeyewear.com

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SECOND LOOKS

Robert Marc Channels St. Tropez in Spring/Summer 2017 Collection


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Quick Take: Robert Marc’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection takes inspiration from the glamour and charm of St. Tropez.
Specifics: Featuring men’s and women’s styles, the St. Tropez-inspired collection from Robert Marc showcases a sense of luxurious style.
Selling Points: The Spring/Summer collection materials and colors are an extension of St. Tropez’s elegance. The women’s collection showcases flirtatious shapes in refined color combinations: Chagall inspired floral tortoise fronts are contrasted with dark color rich acetate temples. Women’s colors include Jet Black, St. Tropez Tortoise, French Riviera, Bougainvillea and Tortoise Vert. Men’s styles introduce a new temple design which combines two acetate materials to create a distinguished, vintage effect. Men’s colors include Cobblestone, Bronzed Tortoise, Coastal Blue, Olive Tree and Vintage Pink Crystal.
“St. Tropez is impeccably chic—full of grandeur and glamour yet effortless at the same time. It’s a spectacular place with breath-taking views and a lively social scene exuding fabulous international style. The Spring 2017 collection is timeless and refined, personable and charming, relaxed and luxurious,” said Robert Marc.
Price Guide: $$$$$
www.robertmarc.com

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Marcolin Debuts Timberland Spring/Summer 2017 Collection


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Quick Take: Timberland’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection is inspiring consumers to “live life in motion, choosing adventure every day.”
Specifics: The collection blends authenticity, craftsmanship and innovation to create versatile eyewear that allows the consumer to look and feel their best in both sun and optical styles.
Selling Points: Traditional craftsmanship and contemporary designs are displayed through comfortable, wearable and lightweight frame models that offer the perfect balance of style and protection. The sunglasses not only feature special polarized lenses for high performance and increased sharpness, but also utilize eco-conscious materials wherever possible. Square shapes trade places with oval or round silhouettes, keeping a modern design. Rubberized details are used with acetates, bio-plastics or aluminum alongside all-metal parts. Bright matte colorways are paired with more classic shades to complete the range. Timberland strives to use recycled and renewable resources to help reduce environmental impact, which results in a line of eyewear that is both eco-conscious and stylish.
Price Guide: $$$
us.marcolin.com

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Luxottica’s Ray-Ban Bows Full-Metal Collection, Ray-Ban Blaze


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Quick Take: Luxottica launches Ray-Ban’s new full-metal collection, Blaze.
Specifics: Ray-Ban Blaze introduces an innovative flat lens-over-frame construction that revamps iconic Ray-Ban shapes. Targeted at confident individuals who aren’t afraid to break the rules, the new lens construction redefines timeless profiles with colorful energy and edge.
Selling Points: These new flat lens-over-frame constructions are featured on iconic Ray-Ban styles such as the Round, Clubmaster and Shooter along with a new feminine cat eye shape. Showcasing dark mirror shades in contemporary colors, this all-new flat shield lens construction redefines the unmistakable silhouette of the original Shooter style. Ray-Ban takes the Clubmaster style up a notch by adding textural contrasts to highlight the frame’s sophistication, and this new cat eye shape explore the power of sharp urban style. The Blaze collection also takes on revamping the iconic Round in a sharp way.
Price Guide: $$$ to $$$$
www.ray-ban.com; www.luxottica.com

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Global Optique Adds New Pinnacle Eyewear Styles

Global Optique is offering new large men's models in their latest additions to Pinnacle Eyewear. Ideal for trendy men, these styles will fit with superior comfort. Models M9050 & M9051 were recently launched at Vision Expo East 2017 and are available in three colors and two styles. M9050 is a full rim frame that comes in 58-18-145 & 60-18-150 and M9051 is a semi-rimless frame that comes in 57-18-145 & 59-18-150. These trendy styles feature stainless steel fronts and grilamid temples.
www.globaloptique.com

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