This article originally appeared in the Nov-Dec 2014 edition of INVISION.
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Rock around the clock in John Varvatos model V793, a lightweight rimless three-piece mounted design, as worn by legendary drummer Ringo Starr. Patterned detailing on temple and bridge conveys effortless style. In brown, gunmetal or gold, all with mirrored lenses, a must-have fashion detail in 2015. remeyewear.com
Skaga, Swedish label dating to 1948, brings a sleek design aesthetic and Scandinavian DNA to the United States via Marchon. The collection’s first female model is Jennifer, a minimalist but sophisticated cat’s-eye of titanium in semi-matte black, petrol or burgundy. marchon.com
GENIUS OF GENESIS
Executive style rooted in a classical design, model G4018 from the Genesis Collection is on trend with its engraved temple plaque. The horn effect pattern, pictured in “smoke,” gives that extra luxe touch for the man about town. altaireyewear.com
An elegant titanium clip fitted with REVO mirror-effect lenses enhances the new JF2627 style by French label J.F. Rey. A neat slim-line stainless steel frame provides strength, flexibility and lightness, while the perforated shells are a deft design touch. jfreyusa.com
Bridal designer Vera Wang’s latest feminine frames include model Zlata, in exquisite polished acetate. Its balanced dual coloration and subtle cat’s-eye shaping is a charming choice for the workday — and through to cocktail hour. kenmarkoptical.com
With its square-shape frame rimmed in Tiffany’s signature blue color and heart-shaped key accents gleaming on the temples, model TF4101 radiates glamour. Lens colors include light gray, gray gradient, polar gray gradient and brown gradient. (Polarized lenses are $360.) luxottica.com
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Colorful triple-toned temples define the Fourth Dimension Collection from PRODESIGN. Model 4709 brings a lively modern color scheme to a classic retro shape. Four flattering versions are available. prodesigndenmark.com
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ART AND SCIENCE
British designers Jason and Karen Kirk launch their Kirk & Kirk label with the Vivarium collection. Model Carson (named for the American biologist Rachel) is an eye-catching acrylic frame with a lustrous metallic finish in blue, anthracite, brown, green or silver. A small nature-inspired sterling silver or gold pin adds a unique touch. kirkandkirk.com
A wardrobe fix for daytime style: Silhouette introduces eight new rimless styles in its LITE-Twist collection, each featuring a technically advanced temple design with an integrated decorative component. Choose from classic tone-in-tone colors and bold trendy hues. silhouette.com
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