New Products Frame Focus: Past Perfect Published 9 years ago on December 23, 2014 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Designers dig deep for retro and vintage details to pair with modern materials With rich history to inform the present, eyewear designers continually glance backward for creative inspiration … all while using new materials and today’s technical know-how to create fresh, inspiring looks for your customers. Vintage details and flavors of the past remain completely current in 2015, from pure shapes like the cat’s-eye for drama, handmade acetate with nods to the 1950s and 1960s, and exceptional design twists — all updated for old-is-newfound eyewear style in a wide range of price points. — C L O D A G H N O R T O N ALL PRICES MSRP, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED. This article originally appeared in the January 2015 edition of INVISION. Advertisement LUNETTES KOLLEKTION This two-in-one style So To Speak is a wonderfully refined blend of the classic panto and aviator styles. 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(800) 688-7661 | bestimageoptical.com $180 BLAKE KUWAHARA A perfect example of modern design reflecting on past achievements, model Rohe has a slightly elongated shape reminiscent of the ’60s, but with a “frame within a frame” effect inside the acetate structure. (949) 637-3087 | blakekuwahara.com $599 DRAGON Get a sporty vintage vibe via California label Dragon Alliance’s Rx Collection. Model Kenny’s rich custom color palette includes Black Slate, for a variation on classic black, with just a hint of LP vinyl. Smart and current. (800) 645-1300 | marchon.com $243 PLAN B EYEWEAR A vintage look with a twist, the semi-rimless Glacée 6731 (seen here in brown pearl with mill sheet) mixes classic colors with retro geometric, snake and stone-like patterns along the brows and temples. (888) 399-7742 | alternativeeyes.com $299 JOSEPH ABBOUD Handsome herringbone inside the temples teams with sleek stainless steel in model JA4040. 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