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➤ British designers Kirk & Kirk have unveiled Solarium, their first sunwear collection. Model Eleanor (seen here in anthracite) is fashioned from lightweight acrylic with a metallic sheen, an accent pin and graduated mirror lenses. kirkandkirk.com
➤ A new release for men in the Totally Rimless collection, model TR-226 features a titanium frame and rubberized flexible temples for strength and comfort. Available in brown (shown) and a gunmetal/blue combo. mcgeegroup.com
➤ “How many brands in the world can say ‘we own a shape’ without fear of contradiction?” says Nicola Bonaventura of Safilo. Inspired by the 1979 original, model New Champion from Carrera updates the classic profile with new proportions. Seen here in brown black with bronze mirrored lenses. safilo.com
➤ Sassy and stylish in zyl acetate, model Be True is a new look from irreverent New York clothing designer Betsey Johnson. Help your customers call their inner wild child out to play. imagewear.com
MAKE A SPLASH
➤ Just in time for spring break and summer fun, the new Jonathan Adler sun collection includes Acapulco, a unisex style in acetate with a modified square shape and laser-engraved “JA” initials on round temple tips. remeyewear.com
➤ For a collection named Solid, these handmade Italian frames are super lightweight. Fronts are of wafer-thin sheet metal welded onto the rim, which makes for easy lens fitting. VANNI model 1143 is seen here in maroon (a cousin to 2015’s hot color, marsala). mydesigngallery.com
BIG ON STYLE
➤ Calvin Klein’s platinum women’s line is now available in petites, with slimmer bridges and shorter temples. Model ck5865 features contemporary color-block combinations and a sophisticated rectangular shape. marchon.com
This article originally appeared in the March 2015 edition of INVISION.
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