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Opchat Magazine New products and services pagesNew Products and Services, January to March 2019



Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Titanium soft edges – A functionalist masterpiece from Ørgreen Optics
Louis Stone publishes new Case Catalogue
MAKE IT GEOMETRIC by Mykita
The New “FYSH IS” 2019 Eyewear Campaign
KLiiK denmark Spring 2019 Collection
A Decade of EVATIK
No Substitution for Leader Bounce Sports Safety Eyewear from Dibble
LIGHT_MATTER: The First Lightbird Collection
OGI's Seraphin: Here Come The Suns
Thea extends Blepha Range of Lid Care products
New Barbour Sunwear of 2019 from Norville
A nostalgic touch with new style Joan from OKO.
Another new Connection for Mainline
FYSH 2019 The Sunwear Collection
BLACKFIN – Spring 2019 Spring Preview
New Kid on the block – MZ068 from Norville
Pince-Nez, compact and handy SOS reader that fits in the pocket.
A Little Ogi Love
VAVA Eyewear SPRING 2019 Preview. The new WL0013 Model.
Grafton launches 2 new I-Drops
New QUANTUM 3.0 from Ørgreen Optics
REMEMBER LOVE
Thoroughly Modern Classic from Stepper
KLiiK denmark January 2019 releases
MIC-MADE IN CADORE, Winter 2019 Collection
FYSH 2019 this year’s new releases
EVATIK January 2019 releases
Read the archived products and services news from the 4th quarter 2018


Are You Sitting Comfortably?

March 2019

STEPPERS STS-40125.
Even if you aren’t, your frame should, and it will with the STEPPERS STS-40125.

‘Look close and you’ll see the reason for this pretty frame’s sublime comfort,’ suggests Saskia Stepper, the creative force behind the STEPPERS brand, ‘With the STS-40125 we have created an ‘integral bridge’ made of TX5 material, this is the frame’s secret to feeling great on the face.’

The integral bridge, made from TX5, works like a comfort bridge but is far more subtle, becoming part of the frame design rather than an ‘add-on’. This anatomically designed element spreads the weight of the frame across more of the nose to avoid the classic pressure points of metal frame nose pads.

The TX5 material forming the bridge is also used on the temples ensuring there is hypoallergenic material wherever the frame touches the face. The metal frame parts are Stainless Steel, contributing to the commendable 10g weight.



‘As the STS-40125 is also a fashion frame, the design isn’t all form-follows-function’, adds Saskia, ‘The frame is undeniably feminine and modern. In addition to seeking flattering eye shapes, my team and I work very hard on creating a colour palette that gives colour options that are both current and also match most skin tones.

Titanium soft edges – A functionalist masterpiece from Ørgreen Optics

March 2019

Orgreen 003Ørgreen Optics is pleased to announce the launch of six new titanium frames, for both men and women, coming as tribute to Scandinavian modernism. The new additions pay homage to Nordic Funkis and the prominent features of Scandinavian urban architecture. In true functionalist style, the collection is crafted with great concern for materials, simplification and technical experimentation.

Ørgreen continues its outstanding engagement with Japanese handcraft titanium, and, by rounding the edges of the frames with a milling head, achieves a softer, smoother look, a feature usually only found in acetate frames. All styles are completed with tinted end tips that enhance the front color, and sand blasted or gold nose titanium pads. The clay matte finish confers a
contemporary and polished touch to the frames. This approach stays true to Ørgreen’s long-time trademark across its other lines: combining the aesthetics and superior traditions of

Scandinavian design and Japanese manufacturing.

The color palette of the newly launched styles engages the wearers in a journey of deep space blues, azure green, and introduces two new color stories: one that plays with 3 contrasting hues, and a tone-in-tone. Honoring the Scandinavian design principles of simplicity, minimalism and creating harmony between the function and composition, the new styles are named after some of the most iconic landmarks of the modernist current, including the Shell-Haus in Berlin, Olavi Sortta’s Tilkka, Arne Jacobsen’s Paddehatten and the Everett House, and the prominent Finnish architect and designer Alvar Alto

Louis Stone publishes new Case Catalogue

March 2019

Our brand new case catalogue has just arrived.

Elstree Cases from Louis Stone
The Case Styles are named after some special places that their Head of Marketing likes to visit in London, cast your eyes on predicted bestsellers like the beautiful 'Arkley' and the geometric 'Elstree' (pictured).

Gone are the days where we all bought cases merely to secure our spectacles! Now, pairing our cases with the clothes we purchase, accessories that adorn us... even the lipstick we wear (!) are of paramount importance - a case is no longer just a necessity, it's a stylish fashion accessory.

As a premium range, these cases could be given to patients making a higher end frame purchase, or on offer for customers to buy as a present for a member of the family or a friend.

Many non-optical online companies are successfully selling similar premium cases, so why not add a splash of colour to your practice?

MAKE IT GEOMETRIC by Mykita

March 2019


Mykita Geometric

The new season of MYKITA Optical presents a range of oversize geometric shapes for a Seventies mood, plus the signature MYKITA semi-etching technique adds colour, expression and attitude to sleek stainless steel frames:

MERYL strengthens the argument for oversize square shapes with confident, feminine flair, BEULAH demands attention with an all-round elegant dynamic.

The simple appeal of LONNE comes from its clear shape: a large, rounded panto with a double bridge. GUNDA and ELGARD explore novel ways of layering acetate and steel.

HILLA makes a statement that combines beauty with cool and raises the question: Is octagon the new round?

All models are arriving now to MYKITA Shops, selected opticians and fashion retailers.

The New “FYSH IS” 2019 Eyewear Campaign

March 2019

The 2019 “FYSH IS” campaign is a reflection of the brand in many ways. It is an expression of both the collection and the FYSH women through patterns, art, bold color and fashion. The images are bright, colorful, and vibrant, with a mix of geometric patterns that are in line with the eyewear and sunwear collections.

FYSH

 

FYSH

Celebrating the FYSH woman who is confident, feminine, unconventional, creative, fearless, flawless and unstoppable, she brings out the best in others and herself. She is independent, intelligent and adds to the conversation. She celebrates life at every moment in style and with passion.





FYSH

This year, FYSH opens the conversation with the, “FYSH IS _____” campaign.
The interactive and engaging messaging features a fill-in-the-blank with a descriptive word that is synonymous to the brand. The campaign is an ode to the individuality of women. The FYSH women are many things and we want women to share who they are and their stories with us. Having an interactive campaign allows FYSH to share the authentic stories of hundreds and thousands of women who wear and support the brand. It provides the opportunity to understand what is most important to woman when describing their personalities, styles and what motivates them in life. The campaign will be rolled out onto social media, where customers and clients can connect with the brand and express what “FYSH IS” to them.



This is the year of the FYSH woman who boldy defines who she is.

Confidence has no competition, individuality is an expression and style is the personal signature. FYSH eyewear is designed for the strong, ambitious, game changing women who embrace individual style. Combining the latest runway looks with the color trends of the season, FYSH features a vast array of bold colors, intricate patterns, unique constructions and shapes.

The collection focuses on a mix of materials in a kaleidoscope of colors. Animal prints, glitter & multi-colored acetates bring a new perspective. Metal accents such as double bridges, inlays & browline details are key to the perfect eyewear accessory.

KLiiK denmark Spring 2019 Collection

March 2019

Rich color combinations, custom design details and innovative materials are some of the elements that highlight the KLiiK denmark collection for Spring 2019. Inspired by Scandinavian design and key fashion influences, the collection offers a modern, minimalistic look for men and women requiring a narrow fit and with a strong sense of style.

Three new styles featuring unique patterns and colors are released this spring for women.

K641

Style K-641 has a mono-block front with a fine laser etched irregular geometric pattern along the outer front edge and the temples. It is a modified round shape with a subtle cut down at the keyhole bridge for a vintage appeal. Finished in two-tone coloring, this style is available in color combinations of teal grey, black rose, brown gold and bordeaux black.

A twist on the round shape is semi-rimless style K-642. Ultra-thin and ultra-lightweight, this stainless steel frame is sandwiched in-between layers of TR-90 at the top of the rim. The bold color palette of orchid lavender, emerald green, nude gold and ocean black definitely stands out.

Style K-643 is detailed with a bright colored or glitter epoxy at the browline. The double cut down groove along the browline and the temples adds a subtle detailing to this modified square shape that comes in ink diamond, black gold, brown emerald and plum mauve.

 

The three new releases for men feature different custom design elements.

K 639

Semi-rimless, rectangular style K-639 is a metal frame where the browline is sandwiched in-between layers of TR-90 to create depth. The cut out design on the browline completes the clean modern aesthetic of this style which is available in demi brown gun, grey gun and demi blue black.

With an ultra-thin profile, a square shape and a double bridge, style K-640 features a mono-block front with a pierced design detail at the end pieces. This super lightweight frame is offered in two-tone colorations including charcoal silver, black gun and brown black.

Retro inspired, style K-644 features custom laminated handmade acetate to create unique color combinations. Finished with a dropped bridge, this style is available in deep hues of amber stone, black tortoise and oak smoke.

A Decade of EVATIK

March 2019

Established in 2009, this year marks A Decade of EVATIK, a premium men’s eyewear brand that strikes the perfect balance between comfort & luxury. To mark this occasion, the brand is getting an overhaul in its branding, look and feel with a special event in its honour at Vision Expo East.

The new logo is updated to align with the brand identity for today’s modern man. Its defined aesthetics for a more minimalist appeal, architectural design with subtle branding will stay true to the product and the brand.

There are 2 new elements to accompany the EVATIK logo.

Evatik Logo 20091/ “est. 2009” will appear with the EVATIK logo on all print media & some social media platforms to mark the decade milestone of the brand.






Evatik Emblem 2009

2/ New “eyeglass” emblem which will be used on its own, as well as in conjunction with the EVATIK logo.



A Decade of EVATIK celebrates the independent thinker, the man who enjoys contemporary styling, who is fashionable and appreciates refined luxuries.

This year we celebrate him.

The new campaign showcases today’s modern man. It features a day in the life of the men who wear EVATIK, honoring their diversity, individual style, their habits and hobbies and the pride they take in their appearance. This campaign is a celebration of men in their everyday lives.

Join us, as we mark “A Decade of EVATIK” at Vision Expo East in New York City, from March 21-24, 2019. To show our appreciation to our accounts and customers, we are providing them with an ultimate grooming experience at our booth. Stop by to receive complimentary¬¬ shaves, touch ups & a steam for a classic detailing for the modern gentleman. Visit us at booth #2637.

EVATIK Spring 2019 Collection

With equal focus on fit, function and aesthetics, EVATIK eyewear for men strikes the perfect balance between comfort and luxury. Minimalistic and architectural designs are elevated by the finest materials such as handmade acetate, high grade stainless steel, and Japanese titanium. Deep, rich, masculine colors and custom design elements define the collection, creating a polished and refined look for today’s modern man.


Semi-rimless style E-9184 features a laser etched cross hatch pattern along the brow bar and continues along the temples. Finished by two-tone coloring that accentuates the pattern. A step down design at the temples completes the look and creates a spring hinge effect for added comfort. This style comes in combinations of grey silver, camel black and olive black.


Monoblock front with a square shape is style E-9185. It stands out with precise laser cutting linear design along the top rim edge and on the temples. Highlighted with a pop of contrasting colors, this style is offered in brown camel, black red and charcoal grey.


Evatik Logo 2009
Featuring a square eye shape, style E-9186 exposes a cut down on the front of the frame at the double bridge as well as along the end piece, for a clean, minimalistic design. This frame is available in grey gun, black grey and grey.

Style E-9187 showcases a unique wood patterned acetate with a high shine finish. The bridge is cut down with a matte finish to create a subtle contrast. Available colors options for this style are oak black, navy and grey.

This titanium style completes the EVATIK collection for Spring 2019. With a retro inspired look, style E-9189 features an angular eyeshape and a double bridge design. Ultra-thin and lightweight, this style comes in black light gun, gun and black.

No Substitution for Leader Bounce Sports Safety Eyewear from Dibble

March 2019

Leader BounceOptical accessories supplier Dibble Optical believe that quality sports safety eyewear needn’t cost the Earth, as is evidenced by their latest product, the Leader Bounce and Bounce Jr. sports goggles. Designed to accept a wide range of prescription lenses and available in two sizes, each with five colour options, Dibble is confident that this keenly priced product is a winner.

Company owner Barry Dibble is enthusiastic about these goggles, saying, “Sports authorities are becoming increasingly aware of the need for sports safety eyewear and our Leader Bounce range provides an inexpensive solution for spectacle wearers. This will be particularly welcome for parents of children who engage in certain sports where the wearing of conventional spectacles is either not permitted or not advised”, he added.

Leader Bounce is supplied with a rigid carry case and microfibre bag.

LIGHT_MATTER: The First Lightbird Collection

March 2019

LIGHTBIRD is the new brand in the eyewear panorama founded by the Italian designer Corrado Rosson. The 100% Made in Italy brand debuted at MIDO 2019.

LightbirdLight, passion, innovation and color are core aspects of the Bellunese brand that designer Corrado Rosson wanted to express in his first independent collection.

The innovation is in the D.N.A. of the brand, LIGHTBIRD in fact adopts a new material called Light_MATTER, derived from the union of two materials: Italian acetate and light alloy of high-tech aluminum. Light_MATTER collection is also the name given to the first collection, consisting of fifteen models of which thirteen are optical, man, woman and unisex, and two sunglasses models for woman.

The names of the models - Heart, Planet, Desert, Fox, Queen, Vulcan, Earth, Moon, Prince, Asteroid, Water - are inspired by the places and characters of "The Little Prince" and evoke aspects of the brand values such as passion, light, balance, naturalness in wearability, the material and the importance of quality style and materials.

The geometries are characterized by an alternation of lines and shapes that can be sharp and decisive, as in FOX LB002 model for men, or rounded and sinuous, as in PLANET LB003 model for women. The colors choice is dynamic, ranging from monochromatic tone-on-tone models to two-tone models with animalier acetates or strong colors.


The innovative composite material Light_MATTER allows playing on the chromatic contrasts between the two materials that make up the front. They range from the Mirror "Natural Light" combined with a very modern Etheric Pink acetate, to a Hi-Tech Anthracite "Light off" combined with brightly colored plastics, such as Light Orange or more tone on tone like Bright Black.

HEART – The Iconic Model

The iconic model created for the first collection is HEART, the only feminine frame able to stand out in the world of eyewear. With its appearance, this unique model has the ambition to communicate all the values contained in the new brand.

"Heart wants to be a vehicle for a message: great passion, creativity, Made in Italy and, being the heart of a bird, is the allegory of the man who tends to rise, fly, even if by nature he cannot do it. However, at the same time, this angular heart represents the conflict in the human soul, the representation of contrasts and impulses that often make you accomplish the unexpected and make life so intense and exclusive.”

One of the distinctive elements of LIGHTBIRD is technology, not only productive but also linked to the digital world. In the temple tip the QR code, scanned through the camera of a common smartphone can connect you digitally to Light_NEST, the "nest" of Lightbird. The optician, agent and end customer will thus automatically create a community that, through the company portal, will create opportunities for loyalty and work.
The sun model PLANET is characterized by a retro style shape. The rounded lenses bring us back to the great splendor of the first decades of the twentieth century, but the innovative production system leads to a contemporary style. On the left lens there is a small detail that refers to the logo of LIGHTBIRD: the bird's eye. The women's sun collection includes three colors including an exciting Etheric Pink contrasted by a front Mirror "Natural Light" and Mirror Pink lenses. The other two-color variations used for this woman's sun model: Total Black with anthracite "Light off" and smoky grey lenses; Total Soft Brown Havana combined with a "Warm Light" metal and shaded Brown lenses.

 

HEART LB001 Iconic Feminine Sunglass

LB 001


 

 

 

For the launch of the new brand, HEART - LB001 was created, an all-women model designed to represent the brand's concept in an iconic way. Corrado Rosson reinterprets and creates his own version of the heart-shaped glasses, a great evergreen classic of the '60s, taking the heart of the stylized logo LIGHTBIRD. There are three chromatic proposals: Total Light Blue with a "Natural Light" satin metal and Blue gradient lenses; Total Bright Black with a "Light off" anthracite satin front and Yellow multilayer lenses; Total Soft Brown Havana with "Warm Light" satin metal and Brown gradient lenses.

DESERT LB013

LB 001


 

 

 

Clean lines and innovative Light_MATTER material. The dynamic-colored frames and the monochromatic front in hi-tech metal make DESERT a decisive and contemporary men's eyewear. Ideal for both an informal casual look and a youthful formal one. The model is available with acetate frames in four colors combined with the different shades of the metal front. Total Soft Brown Havana combines with a satin Navy Blue metal, Total Chocolate Brown with Light Brown satin metal, Cubic Old Red Havana with Bright Black temples and a satin Warm Light metal front. The Light Green frame, which evokes Nature, contrasts with the light grey temples and the anthracite "Light off" metal front.

FOX LB002

Fox


 

 

 

The FOX men's optical model is dedicated to those who love to follow the style without sacrificing visual well-being. The minimal shape is enhanced by the contrast of materials, on the part of the lenses, where the metal placed frontally meets the acetate. The frame is total color. The model is available in four shades. The elegant model in Total Bright Black with metal front "Light off" satin Anthracite. The C042 evokes beaches and summer thanks to the Total Cubic Honey Havana frame and the "Warm Light" metal front. For an important evening, the Total Night Blue with its satin metal front Blue Navy is the ideal model. The C026 color model with a sporty, youthful cut and Light Orange frame, Bright Grey temples and "Light off" Anthracite metal.

VULCAN LB 006
Vulcan

 

 

 

In honour of its name, the VULCAN optical frame - a force of Nature - is characterized by strong color contrasts. The innovative material Light_MATTER in this case generates a strong contrast that characterizes the color C026. The monochromatic anthracite metal front "Light Off" contrasts with the Light Orange acetate just like the incandescent lava on the slopes of a volcano. The essential lines of the silhouette make Vulcano a pair of glasses for a contemporary man and adapts to every face. Ideal for both a casual, informal look and a youthful, sporty one. The model is available in four shades. To distinguish itself in elegant occasions, the Total Bright Black with front in anthracite metal satin "Light off", the Total Soft Brown Havana with the metal of the front "Warm Light" satin, the Total Night Blue with the front Blue Navy satin to be always ready for any type of event.

QUEEN LB 010

Queen


 

 

The woman's model of the first collection of LIGHTBIRD offers lines of strong femininity, a sinuosity that evokes a woman with a "fifties" style, always "queen" of her way of being and contemporary thanks to the use of materials of the latest generation.
A woman's optical frame that adapts to the personality of the wearer or to the personal fashion style. QUEEN is available in warm Nuance for the C013 in Total Cubic Havana with the metal "Light off" satin Anthracite; in Total Bright Violet with the metal in Light Violet satin that gives that touch of color to everyday life. Elegant and with a smoother impact for the C051 in Total Bright Face Powder with "Warm Light" satin metal front. Darker and stronger shades for the Total Soft Brown Havana with the front in "Light off" satin metal in the color Anthracite.

OGI's Seraphin: Here Come The Suns

February 2019


Five original Seraphin sunspecs emerge for the OGI spring collection, each with unique, key features and noticeable innovative techniques.


Ogi Andover Andover Sun
A brand new take on a vintage look, the Andover Sun combines a glossy material with specific matte elements. This sun ophthalmic seems to effortlessly work on any wearer, with an interesting and inviting retro eight-sided silhouette.



Ogi JudsonJudson Sun
Flat in profile but edgy in design, the Judson Sun takes a dip into the classic looks of the 80s. With a vintage hinge and thickly cut double bar, this aviator-esque frame gives a slightly European pop of personality.



Ogi LourdesLourdes Sun
Brimming with detail, the Lourdes Sun takes a new spin on an original windsor look. The combined pressing of metal to acetate brings high contrast to the nylon lenses. Lightweight, the Lourdes Sun holds interest from start to finish.



Ogi MarigoldMarigold Sun
A marriage of current high fashion trends and late 80s looks, the Marigold Sun thins out for Seraphin’s sleekest style yet. This oval frame comes equipped with extra shielding while nodding to the refined dueling tones found within its temple.



Ogi ValdersValders Sun
Bold in shape and size, the Valders Sun presents its prowess through a flat profile adorned with full details. Expertly crafted faux clips hold a thinly laid double bar in place, while a semirimless design accents this nylon lens masterpiece.


Marketing
Counter cards, frame stands, and banners are available upon request.

Thea extends Blepha Range of Lid Care products

February 2019

Blephademodex productsThea Pharmaceuticals have extended the leading Blepha range of lid care products with the new launch of BLEPHADEMODEX® Eye Lid Wipes. Specifically designed to provide relief for symptoms caused by Demodex. Those stubborn Demodex mites can often be undetected and result in much patient discomfort with symptoms including itching, burning, dryness and lid margin inflammation, and the redness on the lid margin & the foreign body sensation. This can become a real concern for ageing patients as the prevalence of Demodex increases with age, observed in 84% of 60 year olds increases to 100% in over 70’s.1,2


BLEPHADEMODEX® cleans away crusts, eyelash dandruffs, impurities mites and debris on eyelids and eyelashes that cause eyelid inflammation and is clinically proven3 to improve symptoms linked to Demodex infestation.

BLEPHADEMODEX® has two key active ingredients:

• Terpinen-4-ol, a purified active extract from Tea Tree Oil, at a low concentration of 2.5% is used for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
• Sodium hyaluronate, a natural skin soothing and moisturising agent. It ensures a natural hydration of sensitive skin around the eye and eyelid, and allows soothing regeneration of the skin around the eyelid area.

The mechanical action of these 2 key active ingredients cleans away crusts, dandruffs, impurities and infectious agents on eyelids and skin around the eye.

Blephademodex® is preservative free and is available in boxes of 30 sterile ready to use wipes.

For more information about Blephademodex contact your Thea Sales representative

References:
1. Liu J, et al. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2010; 10 (5): 505-510.
2. Gao YY, et al. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2005; 46 (9): 3089-3094.
3. Acta ophthalmologica Vol 96; Numb 261 (2018) pp.62-62

New Barbour Sunwear of 2019 from Norville

February 2019

bour Sunglasses Joan by OKO ClipNorville introduces New polarised sun models BS073 and BS074 both in the aviator style.

Barbour covers number of unisex designs appealing to a wider market.

Model BS073 holds the classic design in traditional metal, but BS074 is all acetate, delivering an unusual finish.

The ophthalmic and sun collection can be viewed online. Additionally a hard copy can be requested.


Each frame is also supplied with Barbour hard case and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Image Shown is:

Model: BS073 C2 Brown
Eyesize: 56-49 Bridge: 16 Temple: 140
Also available in Gun

A nostalgic touch with new style Joan from OKO.

February 2019

Joan by OKO Clip
Inspiration or nostalgia? With JOAN, the brands aims to find a meeting point between modern technology and the aesthetic heritage of the 30’s.

Reinterpreting the structural features of the classic eyewear of that era, its round and generous stainless-steel architecture, its pure and minimalist line, its clean details and magnetic polarized clip make it a great example of modern manufacturing responding to a current trend.

The ultra thin frame of stainless steel gives a feeling of lightness and highlights the unconventional side of the wearer's personality.


With JOAN from OKO by OKO Paris, we have a pure, elegant design but still in the brand's distinctive creative line. For her or for him. This glasses will of course delight fans of specs that have character and style. Designer, yes, but accessible and affordable to all!

OKO by OKO never ceases to surprise with its ever more innovative creations, ever more surprising designs and ever more dashing color combinations.

Another new Connection for Mainline

February 2019

Mainline Optical MEI blocker
Mainline Optical Connections announce their new partnership with MEI, they are now the distributor for the UK and Ireland retail market. The addition of the NoBlock system to the edger has proven ground-breaking, if you produce 60 plus jobs per day or specialise in wraps etc. this could be the machine for you!



Key Features of EZFit No Block Edger:

Dry Cut* - no water cost or pollution risk.

Automated process - built in scanner with no blocks or pads reduces operator time on each job.

No blocks or pads - save on consumable costs.

Exceptional speed and accuracy - unmatched cycle time for every edge and material type.

Fast Pay Back - labour and consumable cost savings allow quick payback on your investment.

Flexibility - one machine to cut all material and bevel types including rimless and smart bevel function.

Easy to use - Minimal maintenance with auto calibration and simple user interface.
*very small amount of water used for edge polishing.

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FYSH 2019 The Sunwear Collection including Swarovski®!

February 2019

Due to the success last year, the FYSH sunwear 2019 collection has grown to 13 new styles, each available in 2 or 3 colour combinations.

FYSH sunwear is designed and inspired by the latest runway looks and eyewear trends. The collection features a kaleidoscope of colours, unique patterns and custom laminations.

The key shapes this year are modified cat eye, round, square as well as aviators. Nude tones and metallic hues reflecting the trends are highlight and combined into interesting details such as metal accents and Swarovski® crystals. Glitter acetate is a key element and is stylized in multiple ways.

Sparkling Glitter & Iridescent Acetate

Style F-2029 is a classic cat eye shape featuring custom lamination where the snakeskin patterned acetate is laminated over a glitter acetate giving it a uniquely shiny look. The top layer is cut down along the browline to reveal the second layer for a softer touch. This style is available in brown boa and pink snakeskin.

A modified round shape, style F-2030 is custom laminated with a translucent glitter patterned acetate over a colorful tortoise acetate. The dual frame look is achieved by the frame front being cut down by the back to expose the translucent acetate. The keyhole bridge is a retro compliment to the shape. This style is offered in blue grey crystal, brown crystal and purple crystal.

F-2035 is a classic cat eye shape accentuated by gradient glitter acetate that creates a highlighted effect along the front of the frame. Available in shades of black aqua grey, rose lavender and melon plum.

Beautiful iridescent acetates shift hues in animal patterns of snakeskin, chameleon and purple leopard are showcased in style F-2038. The patterned acetate is cut down from the back to reveal its transparency along the browline, while the cut down at the end pieces creates an interesting step effect.

Metal details

With a subtle acetate shield, plus wrapping the metal frame around the patterned acetate front, style F-2032 gives a modern twist to the classic aviator.
Completed with matching metal temples, end pieces and double bridge, this style comes in teal gun, brown gold and silver gun.

F2033 from FYSH SunThis thin metal, square rimmed sunglass is sandwiched between two layers of leather at the top of the rim for a luxurious look. Style F-2033 is finished with a metal dropped bridge, stylized end pieces and sculpted temples and is available in black rose gold, burgundy gun and cream gold.

Combination style F-2037 features a metal frame wrapped around a glitter gradient acetate front. Matching metal temples and an original faux double bridge effect complete this cat eye style that comes in hues of gold plum, grey shimmer and rose berry.

F-2039 is a round acetate frame with metal temples and double bridge. A soft beveling along the edge of the front adds 3 dimensional design element to the style that is available in toffee gold, ocean gun and white gold.



Style F-2041 is a combination frame that blends together translucent glitter acetate on the browline with a metal rim at the bottom. With finishing touches of a dropped bridge and matching metallic end pieces and temples, this style is offered in mint chrome, lavender rose and blush gold.

Architectural Inspiration


F2031 from FYSH Sun


Style F-2031 stands out by the complimentary lines and curved architecture of the frame. Combining the round lenses with a square frame, this double shape design is achieved by a cut down from the back of the frame front to accentuate the custom lamination and dual coloration in the acetate. This unconventional style comes in red tortoise, rose smoke indigo and crystal tortoise.


F2034 from FYSH Sun

Available in hues of blush, sand and smoke, style F-2034 is an oversized square frame in a gradient, linear striped acetate. Designed with custom lamination at the corners that feature translucent colored acetate sculpted into 3D peaks. The sculpting is continued onto the temples and the style is balanced with a dropped bridge.







Crystals from Swarovski®

Introducing to the FYSH collection are crystals by Swarovski®.

F-2036 is a modified cat eye style with crystals by Swarovski® laminated in-between layers of clear acetate along the outside front edge in a F2036 from FYSH Sunrange of complimentary colors. This style is offered in crystal grey, crystal rose and crystal.



Style F-2040 features a custom lamination to achieve the two-tone coloration in unique combinations. Crystals by Swarovski® are laminated in-between layers of acetate to accentuate the shape of the accent color. This style is completed with high shine finish on the front and matte finish on the temples. Available in shades of sky nude, lavender pink and rose grey.

BLACKFIN – Spring 2019 Spring Preview

February 2019

 

Ventura by BlackfinThe Spring 2019 collection displays the total Blackfin aesthetic vision in which the sophisticated mood of the new communications campaign and the new stand for Mido are faithfully reflected in its design.

Such stylistic maturity is intended to mark an essential stage, rather than the finishing point, in the identity- building journey undertaken by the brand, in other words a milestone in its history.

Titanium, always the distinctive feature of Blackfin eyewear, remains the element to be moulded and the page on which a new chapter in this authentic Italian story is written. New frames expressing the essence of Blackfin, free from the stereotypes of fashion and passing trends.
This natural consciousness translates into a collection with well-defined lines and original colour effects, a combination of hi-tech know-how and glamour, capable of celebrating every aspect of a piece of eyewear, the signature of this company’s sense of elegance and flair for innovation.


Coral by BlackfinCoral Cove (left) is the exact representation of this duality. The generous rounded shape is given emphasis by a hexagonal bas relief and a highly original choice of colours: cloud white/pale cornflower blue or dark graphite blue/metallic burgundy with grey graduated-tint lenses. This model is also available as a Black Edition coloured matte black/light champagne gold with grey graduated-tint lenses and metallic pink/light champagne gold with brown graduated-tint lenses.

The new recessed manufacturing process used on the titanium front creates an original play of the double bridge in combination with the strong, retro-inspired masculine shape of the Ventura model (top right) .

The colour choice emphasises the graduated lens tints: grey with shiny silver/matte black frame, blue with anthracite grey/dark graphite blue frame, green with matte black/dark brown frame. This model is also available as a Black Edition coloured matte black/light champagne gold with grey graduated-tint lenses.
Juniper by Blackfin
Colour as a design choice is also a feature of the spectacle frames in which the new style dictates are reproduced in models to give them fresh personality. Among the new models is Fort Wayne – with its high bridge in ultra-flexible beta-titanium, which features a play of the colour combinations electric blue and metallic red alternating with gunmetal grey. The elongated eye rims and the butterfly top rim give the Juniper Bay model (right) an extremely chic, feminine look, available in colours pale blue, powder pink, emerald green, raspberry red and also black. This model scales even more stylish heights in the double Black Edition version in opaque black/light champagne gold and metallic pink/light champagne gold.

Finally the panto-shaped New Orleans embodies the understated look of an evergreen style here revisited with the new beta-titanium bridge contrasting with the colour of the frames: gunmetal grey/metallic electric blue, Capri blue/dark brown, textured shiny silver/ matte black, textured shiny silver/ metallic pink blush, gunmetal grey/metallic red.

New Kid on the block – MZ068 from Norville

February 2019

New Mai-Zee from NorvilleNew to the Mai-Zee collection for 2019 model is MZ068.

This retro style is available in a 49 eye with a colour palette of black and tortoiseshell.

The collection offers simple and chic styling at an affordable price for the modern day fashion conscious woman.

To view the entire collection or download the catalogue from Norville's Website

Model: MZ068 C2 Tort: : Eyesize : 49-35 Bridge: 16 Temple: 137

Also available in Black

Pince-Nez, compact and handy SOS reader that fits in the pocket.

January 2019

pince nez fom DibblePince-Nez glasses were developed more than 100 years ago to give wearers a pair of small, portable frames they could easily keep in their front pockets between uses.

These glasses are so quick and easy to wear when out and about and ideal for such uses as reading menus, when at the supermarket to read labels or messaging on your mobile phone.

These super lightweight and high-quality design glasses have been well crafted for long lasting durability. They are designed to balance securely on the bridge of the nose without the usual eyewear temples.

Perfect for anyone who requires magnification from reading glasses but uses the functional accessory for very short periods of times, the Pince-Nez glasses are both comfortable and practical.

The readers easily slide back into a slim, durable case small enough to fit just about anywhere, making these reading glasses ideal for travel and everyday use.

The Dibble Optical Accessories Catalogue features Pince-Nez reading aids that are manufactured from steel and nylon, available individually or as a choice of two assortments.

A Little Ogi Love

January 2019


Four brand new frames from Ogi spark a reimagined vigor in us all with playful natures and stunning colorways.

9122

OGI 9122
A pluming and colorful assemblage, the 9122 brings multiple focal points to attention. A smooth and silky stainless steel temple finish and the playful, bold use of color throughout the acetate are just a few noticeable traits this playful frame carries.




9239

OGI 9239

The 9239 couples duo-toned acetates to create a translucent work of art. With purposeful angular shaping, the 9239 is fit for any fashionista with an eye for creativity.



9248

OGI 9248
With the 9248, a striking appearance of the urbane and suave presents itself. This smartly shaped rectangular frame is complimented by neatly placed stainless steel temples, not pulling focus, but rather encompassing the 9248 to fit a higher sought lifestyle.



9249

OGI 9249
The 9249 brings retro vibes in both print and shape. Disco is far from dead with shimmering acetate that accents this not-so-classic cat eye. The stainless steel temple guides you along to every angle of the frame, connecting this psychedelic trip from start to finish.

VAVA Eyewear SPRING 2019 Preview. The new WL0013 Model.

January 2019

VAVA WL0013
For the upcoming Spring 2019 Vava presents new eyewear from the White Label, the more classical line which identifies with simplicity, cleanness and purity.

The WL0013 model surprises for its iconic round shape and it's made in cellulose acetate material from the Italian brand Mazzuchelli.

VAVA is using their new and exclusive “eco-friendly” line M49.

It is a Cellulose Acetate produced from cotton and wood-pulp fibres manufactured under a new formulation using substances from renewable sources.

It keeps all the aesthetical and performance characteristics of the traditional acetate.



This frame is available in 7 outstanding colours:
Black, Black Matte, Grey, Grey Matte, Light Grey, Light Grey Matte, Red and Havana.

Grafton launches 2 new I-Drops

January 2019

I-Drop Pur Grafton Optical is pleased to announce the launch of the I-DROP® Viscoadaptive tears by I-MED Pharma. Formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), I-DROP® is specifically designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and relief for mild to severe Dry Eye sufferers.

Exclusively available in the UK through Grafton Optical, I-DROP® Viscoadaptive Tears with hyaluronic acid (HA) by I-MED Pharma are the newest additions to Grafton’s comprehensive range of Dry Eye Disease diagnosis and treatment products. I-DROP® complements the I-LID ‘N
LASH® and I-RELIEF® products, also availbale from Grafton Optical; all designed to manage symptoms associated with Dry Eye, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, blepharitis, rosacea, Demodex, chalazia and other lid margin diseases.

I-DROP® viscoadaptive artificial tears are premium eye drops which effectively and quickly help to relieve dry eye symptoms.

I-DROP® combines the cohesive physical properties of viscoelastic hyaluronan, and the dispersive physical properties of a low molecular weight glycerin lubricant. Together, these biopolymers are responsible for the long-lasting comfort and relief that this unique product provides.
I-Drop Gel
With I-DROP®, patients experience longer residence time without blurring or foreign body sensation. Separately, neither a standard HA-based cohesive viscoelastic eye drop, nor a traditional cellulose or PVA-based dispersive viscous eye drop offers the total benefits that are achieved in this uniquely formulated viscoadaptive eye drop.

Grafton Optical CEO David Thickens said of the launch, “The I-DROP range is exclusive to Grafton Optical in the UK and will not be available to buy in pharmacies or online. This provides a protected sales channel for optometrists and ophthalmologists recommending these products to their patients. Grafton will be able to offer customers a superior price advantage on this excellent range, which promote excellent coating and re-coating of the eye with every blink, delivering superior moisturising and lubrication.”

• Preservative-Free
• Long-lasting patient comfort due to viscoadaptive properties
• Superior moistening and lubrication of the cornea and conjunctiva
• Long residence time, blink-activated coating and re-coating of the ocular surface
• Fewer daily applications needed
• No blurred vision or foreign body sensation
• Natural, non-toxic biopolymers
• Well-documented safety and efficacy of each biopolymeric component

This product is available as:

• I-DROP® PUR – contains 0.18% HA with added glycerin, for patients with mild to moderate Dry Eye (right)

• I-DROP® PUR GEL - contains 0.30% HA with added glycerin, for patients with severe chronic Dry Eye (left)

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New QUANTUM 3.0 from Ørgreen Optics

January 2019

Quantum from Ørgreen Optics

Ørgreen Optics is pleased to announce the launch of its third QUANTUM collection, the innovative range of optical frames that strives to reduce eyewear design to its bare and purified essentials.

Re-thinking the design elements, construction, and functionality of eyewear design, Ørgreen Optics’s launch of the first QUANTUM collection in 2017 was a milestone for the brand and for technological innovation in eyewear.

Determined to eliminate the extraneous components of eyewear frames, Ørgreen’s designers have devised a unique spherical hinge to connect the titanium temple to the polyamide front, effectively eliminating extraneous components such as screws and bolts.

Following the success of the first two optical collections, as well as a much lauded sunwear range launched summer 2018, Ørgreen returns with its third QUANTUM collection that continues to push the boundaries of eyewear design.

REMEMBER LOVE

January 2019

Mykita Remember Love campaign


Remember a place of just being.

Remember passion. Remember joy.

Remember beauty, thought and pleasure.

Remember love.




In his eleventh campaign for MYKITA, artist Mark Borthwick alongside his daughter and fellow photographer Bibi Cornejo-Borthwick transport us to a Caribbean island break with a close family clan and their friends and lovers.

After more than a decade of capturing scenes, portraits and moments that express the essence of MYKITA from behind the camera, the long-time friend of the HAUS now also appears in front of the lens alongside his close-knit crew.

Relying only on natural light and analogue camera, the photographs capture spontaneous moments between people and their environment, conveying a sense of harmony and belonging.

Punctuated by Mark’s signature prism-like colour effects, the warm, unaffected style is a visual expression of the modern, familial spirit of MYKITA.

Thoroughly Modern Classic from Stepper

January 2019

Stepper Men can be very conservative in their choice of eyewear exhibiting great inertia when trying something new. Even when the benefits of a new frame are substantial, the familiarity of what has gone before can be too strong to permit them to change.

Choose the right frame and this reluctance to change will lessen. For example, the STEPPER SI-20090 takes a classic front design and manufactures it in an advanced, high-tech plastic material and process. The design is further enhanced with a minimalist Beta-Titanium side adding a dash of modernity when viewed from the side.

‘The result is eyewear that a male classic frame wearer will like the look of’ whilst delivering substantial benefits, for example being lightweight and having hypoallergenic properties,’ comments Peter Reeve, Managing Director, STEPPER UK Ltd.

‘In addition, the sublime daylong comfort is combined with a build quality and flexibility which ensure this is a frame which can take the knocks and blows inflicted on it by the wearer, delivering the long lasting reliability they will love.

The SI-20090 is available in Shell, Grey and Blue.

KLiiK denmark January 2019 releases

January 2019

The new KLiiK denmark collection offers a modern, minimalistic look for men and women requiring a narrow fit.

Keeping in line with its clean aesthetic, that is inspired by Scandinavian design, the new collection features rich colorations, custom design details, along with mixing different materials and textures to create depth and unique style elements.

KLiiK 2019 winter collection
Women’s style K-634 features a multi-colored, hand-made acetate with metallic flecks embedded inside. This rectangular shape is finished with subtle metal end caps and is available in rich hues of green, black, burgundy and purple.



KLiiK 2019 winter collection
A twist on the round shape is women’s style K-635. It is ultra-thin and ultra-lightweight. The eyerim is in TR-90 which is outlined by an evenly thin metal eye wire from
the end pieces up to the brow bar. It creates an interesting mix of positive and negative space. The deep color palette of red demi, black crystal, black nude and turquoise red is eye-catching.


KLiiK 2019 winter collection

Women’s style K-636 showcases an abstract, digital pattern along the browline and the temples that is inspired by moiré patterns caused by digital interference often seen in graphic design, lighting and fashion. With a monoblock front and a sleek profile, this cat-eye frame is finished with double bridge design and offered in emerald, brown, charcoal and purple.



KLiiK 2019 winter collection

Semi-rimless women’s style K-638 stands out for the intricate and multi-colored laser cut pattern exhibited on the top rim. Matching matte finished metallic temples add a hint of shine to this cat-eye frame that comes in feminine hues of rose, grey, teal and gold.

 

 

KLiiK 2019 winter collection

 

Reflecting the everlasting trend of lines in fashion, men’s style K-637 uses linear design in subtle ways from the front to the tip. Line play is translated from the frame front that intercepts the end piece into the temple for a minimalist style. With a monoblock front and a classic square shape, this ultra-thin and lightweight frame is available in color combinations of khaki black, black blue and charcoal silver.

MIC-MADE IN CADORE, Winter 2019 Collection

January 2019

Nature inspired "Foglia" makes it debut

Foglia by MICCommon denominator in MIC-Made in Cadore frames is the Dolomite mountains, source of inspiration and ecosystem of riveting magnificence. The silhouettes and color choices are reminiscent of pristine nature, beauty and majesty, while the mossy greens and earthy browns, with hints of yellow and a darker forest hue, are all reflected in the MIC acetates.

The Foglia optical frame, crafted entirely of acetate, frames the wearer’s eyes with a touch of glamour. Available in black and in two different Havana versions, Foglia is an accessory that can lift an everyday outfit to contemporary heights.

Foglia by MICSignature hallmark of all MIC eyewear, the metal detail on the sidepiece near the hinge is an iconic symbol that, in its elemental simplicity, pays homage to the craggy mountain tops.

More than a brand, MIC-Made in Cadore is an ambitious project, the vision of a group of companies with strong ties to the area. The MIC collection is distributed by Immagine98.

Connect with the world of MIC on Facebook @madeincadore and Instagram micmadeincadore.

FYSH 2019 this year’s new releases

January 2019

Reflecting the latest runway looks and the color trends of the season, the new FYSH releases feature innovative material combinations, metallic hues and elegant finishes. Unique patterns, custom laminations and contemporary shapes are key to the perfect eyewear accessory for the ambitious women who embrace individual style.

FYSH 2019Taking its direction from the upward trend of mixed materials in fashion, interior design and eyewear, style F-3620 connects metal and acetate together by wrapping a metal bar along the brow and piercing it through the end piece to seamlessly connect with the temples. The matte finish on the metal is a contradictory compliment to the polished hand made acetate, providing depth and definition to the brow. Available color options are honey amber black, black matte gold, crystal palladium and nude gold.

FYSH 2019

Evoking the pattern of open weaved fabrics, style F-3621 features an uneven pattern along the edge of the top rim and the temples that is enhanced with two tone coloration. Custom design details such as looped end pieces, high polished temples and metal temple tips provide an opulent finish. With a perfect balance between its bold square shape and its thin profile, this frame comes in rose gold burgundy, black gold, brown gold and gold brown.



FYSH 2019
Metallic hues give a classic yet contemporary look to style F-3622, a sleek looking modified round frame constructed from a monoblock sheet. Its three dimensional design is achieved through precise laser cutting, revealing a dual shape rim that is accentuated by matte and shine and two tone finishes. An eye-catching pattern engraved along the temples and custom metal temple tips provide the finishing touch to this style that is available in black gold, rose and brown gold.


FYSH 2019

Style F-3623 features a new take on crystal acetate in eyewear: layers of hand made crystal acetate are laminated with a stylized metallic brow bar in contrasting color. The end pieces are carved to mirror the triple metal curves laminated into the acetate, while matching metallic temples make for a polished and elegant finish. Available colorways are blush rose gold, grey gun, crystal gold and nude gold.

EVATIK January 2019 releases

January 2019

Minimalistic style and architectural design elements are elevated by high end materials in the new EVATIK collection. Deep, masculine colors and fine details create a polished look for today’s modern man, striking the perfect balance between comfort and luxury.

Evatik 2019

 

Beveling along the top and the bottom of the brow bar gives a three-dimensional look to style E-9181. The eye rim has a contrasting color for an added touch of distinction to this rectangular frame that is available in grey black, black charcoal and brown black.

 

Evatik 2019
Style E-9182 is a retro inspired, ultra-thin, stainless steel round frame. A tortoise patterned acetate is overlaid on the top rim, while stylized metal end pieces and barrel temples accentuate the vintage feeling. Available color combinations are olive black, grey pewter and Havana gold.



Evatik 2019

Style E-9183 features a laser cut cross hatch pattern along the brow bar and the temples highlighted by an eye rim in contrasting color. This rectangular frame comes in combinations of grey black, black slate and brown black.

 

 
 
 
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