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Paradigm Eyewear
Kenmark Launches First Independent Collection

Kenmark Eyewear, an industry leader who holds the eyewear licenses for Vera Wang, Zac Posen, Lilly Pulitzer, and many more has launched the company’s first-ever independent collection, Paradigm eyewear.

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ETNIA BARCELONA
Ibiza VOL 2 collection

The Ibiza collection, one of Etnia Barcelona’s first collections, was inspired by a creativity in neon that dazzled against the black lights of Ibiza’s legendary nightclubs.  

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VANNI
Re-Master: reinventing the past

Re-Master by Vanni is a collection which reinvents masterpieces of the past, created by Irene Chinaglia, chief of style department, at Vanni.

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LOOL EYEWEAR
Frame inspired by Gaudi’s first work

Lool Eyewear has launched a new frame design inspired by Casa Vicens, Gaudi’s first great architectural work.

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WILLIAM MORRIS LONDON
Supporting opticians in the return to work

From practical UV eyewear sterilizers to supportive credit terms and a generous promotion on their latest sunglass collection, independent British eyewear brand William Morris London say they are gearing up to proactively support opticians as they return to practice.

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS REY
Petit style, for smaller faces

Launched in 2012, the Jean-François Rey collection dedicated to specially proportioned eyewear designs for smaller faces - PETITE - continues to add new easy-fitting shapes which capture the mood of the season.

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Nathalie Blanc Paris
Passionate Perfection

Nathalie Blanc is a true ambassador for the French manufacturing and excellence in know-how, and her talent exudes in the refined and delicate frames she designs, the ones that combine the perfect harmony between the eye, the style, and material.

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Collecting and recycling marine plastic to make modern frames
Founded by social entrepreneur François van den Abeele, Sea2see Eyewear is a pioneer and eco-disruptor in the production of sustainable recycled-plastic eyewear

Since 2016, Sea2see has embarked on its own structured environmental program for collecting marine plastic waste across Europe and is now expanding into West Africa. It is the first eyewear company to champion a vertically integrated sustainable business model, using the marine plastic waste as a raw material to create high-quality frames, made exclusively in Italy.

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IC! BERLIN
Sylvia Jensch joins as Chief Sales + Marketing Officer

ic! berlin has announced that Sylvia Jensch has taken over the position of Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at the Berlin eyewear manufacturer ic! berlin since 1st May 2020. She is responsible for the management of all marketing and sales activities worldwide. 

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ITALIA INDEPENDENT
New releases are here!

Italia Independent announces its CR7 Eyewear collection dedicated to and inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo. In addition, the brand is releasing the new Italia Independent, Hublot Eyewear and Laps Collection. 

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SAFILO
New eyewear licence with Ports - for China

Safilo and Ports (Ports Asia Holding) announce a new ten-year license agreement for the design, manufacture and distribution of Ports branded sunglasses and optical frames. 

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URBAN OWL
First Optical Line preview

Launched as a handcrafted sunglasses brand in 2015, Urban Owl works to the mantra: ‘Fashion should be celebrated and enjoyed throughout the day’.

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WOODYS BARCELONA
The Hotel Collection: pure, fresh and colourful

Woodys Barcelona increased its Hotel collection this year with 17 new models which retain the pure essence of the brand: freshness, sophistication and colours.

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Don’t Just Restart …
Rethink, Refresh, Renew

It seems a lifetime ago I was making appointments for MIDO and then for Vision Expo West, expecting to travel to Milan and New York City to see my friends, my colleagues, and all the wonderful new and exciting eyewear, lenses, machines, and processes that make the optical industry such a joy and wonder to be a part of.

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LILLY PULITZER GIRLS
The sweetest chic for minis

Kenmark announces four key styles in the Lilly Pulitzer eyewear collection for young girls.

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KOMONO
Collaboration for summer

Leading into summer, Belgian accessory brand KOMONO and Amsterdam-based fashion brand Daily Paper release a special eyewear capsule fusing Daily Paper’s mix of African heritage aesthetics and contemporary design, with KOMONO’s styling in modern eyewear.

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LOOK EXTRA:
a new kind of eyewear, for everyone, every day

LOOK has launched a new eyewear product designed to be worn under masks and protective eyewear.

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OWP Brillen
Acquisition of Dr. Beck GmbH & Co. KG

Passau-based OWP Brillen GmbH has acquired Dr. Beck GmbH & Co KG and its subsidiary Bexx Brillenmode GmbH & Co KG, which is based in Oelde in Germany.

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Macro by VANNI
Exclusive acetate design, made in Italy

One exclusive pattern with a variety of colour combinations characterises the season’s inspiration at Vanni in the MACRO COLLECTION by Irene Chinaglia, chief of the style department.

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NEUBAU EYEWEAR
Release of Sustainability Guide

The Austrian eyewear label neubau has released a Sustainability Guide for customers, designed to outline the brand’s philosophy and DNA.

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Eyeline Preview: The apple of our eye
An adorable eyeball with a distinctive view on the world, decided to move to a new city.

An adorable eyeball with a distinctive view on the world, decided to move to a new city. Not just any old city, no, Darcel packed his bags and took off for New York. Life in The Big Apple turned out to be very different. Darcel was constantly flustered by the surprises his new surroundings kept exposing him to. Tired of feeling alone in his predicament, he decided to share his views. And much to his own surprise, the lonely eye in The Big Apple, soon found himself the new apple of their eye.

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Mad in Italy // Mad Eyewear
This Stintino sunglass by Mad in Italy has a strong personality and is definitely one of a kind.

This Stintino sunglass by Mad in Italy has a strong personality and is definitely one of a kind. The satin-finish steel frame is stylish and full of character, teamed with coloured lenses that further emphasise the personality, giving it a more serious or a more playful look.

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Etnia Barcelona Expands Financing While Donating 150,000 Frames
Amidst the shutting down of virtually every major city around the world, businesses are scrambling to stay afloat.

Amidst the shutting down of virtually every major city around the world, businesses are scrambling to stay afloat. The optical business is an industry that has been hit particularly hard, as most cities and states consider eye exams non-essential medical.

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GOTTI SWITZERLAND
Titanium looks

In April, the independent Swiss company, Götti released two new styles in their titanium line, models Delon and Doga. Based on the classic aviator shape, the styles offer large proportions, with minimal, refined structures and narrow edges.

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OKIA
New alloy material announced

OKIA presents a new collection of eyewear made with a newly invented alloy called Suflexium.

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FEDON
“Protect, preserve, promote, personalise!”

Italian producer FEDON reminds optical retailers of the importance of lens cleaning as part of the daily eyecare routine, highlighting its three spray types suited to both and optical and sun lenses.

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SAFILO GROUP
#UNITED4EYECARE FROM MANUFACTURE TO SALES

Safilo has announced that the company has implemented multiple control and prevention measures in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. The company is following all safety procedures throughout the entire supply chain, from manufacturing sites to the distribution network.

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TONYSAME
tonysame: Art Of Stained Glass On Eyewear

tonysame is widely known for its outstanding design based on Japanese craftsmanship and expertise in ergonomics.

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CHARMANT PERFECT COMFORT
CHARMANT PERFECT COMFORT Brings Exceptional Wearing Comfort

Perfect Comfort is CHARMANT’s value-added titanium eyewear line with a strong focus on ‘comfort’. Thanks to the scientifically engineered comfort components the frames are the ideal companion for all day wearing in any situation.

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BRETT EYEWEAR
Limited edition: Model Sean

BRETT Eyewear announces the launch of a limited edition frame, created in collaboration with Marc le Bihan.

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LARA D’ Diamond
Diamond powder innovation

Sunglasses are the latest addition in the couture Diamond line by LARA D’. The accomplished Italian designer Lara D’Alpaos has taken her love of innovation to the next level in four sunglass models with a natural 24k diamond powder decoration on the dark UV protective sun lenses.

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ELLE Eyewear
Parisian style in sun and optical frames

The ELLE eyewear range has been created to fit the elegance and lifestyle of every Paris-loving lady. The new frame styles have profiles which are slender and light with a premium finish at an accessible price.

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NINA MÛR
#THEGOODQUARANTINE collection

Spanish label Nina Mûr are producing their next collection for release in May 2020, in a design collaboration with opticians and optical partners around the world.

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INSPECS
British firm wins The Queen’s Award

British eyewear company Inspecs Group has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

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ic! berlin
// Mauerpark Jaspis

On a somewhat sunny day in downtown Boston, TEF Magazine model “Alissa Bourne” is wearing a frame that appears to be all wet. Meet “Mauerpark Jaspis” by ic! berlin, a Cat Eye-shaped frame from their Classic collection made of Stainless steel. We love this unique chipped terrazzo texture that gives the frame a look like drops of water are running of the metal, even on a sunny day.

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KOMONO
Digital arts project launched

KOMONO launches an arts project entitled ‘’A Moment With’’, featuring a digital curation of commissioned work by young artists.

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ECO EYEWEAR
Award-winning sustainable style

For SS20, ECO Eyewear have added seven new biobased optical styles in seasonal colours.

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EINSTOFFEN
Stand Tall. Run Free. - S/S 2020

This Spring, Einstoffen has launched what they describe as their biggest collection in the brand’s eleven-year-history: ‘Stand Tall. Run Free’.

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PARADIGM Eyewear
Everyday edge

Paradigm Eyewear by Kenmark is designed as a line with a modern perspective on everyday styles, with classic appeal in sync with current trends.

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SILHOUETTE
Infinity View for everyday style

Austrian eyewear brand Silhouette presents the new Infinity View collection – a range of frames specifically designed to complement workwear, everyday and business style. Inspired by the timeless appeal of the pencil skirt and trouser suit, Infinity View features a range of classic but stylish shapes designed to add a stunning finishing touch to an everyday outfit.

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DESIO®
Donating to Lombardy in COVID-19 Crisis

Italian colored contact lenses brand Desio® is supporting the Lombardy Region of Italy in the fight against Coronavirus with a significant donation of €100.000,00.

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LARA D’
Combi creativity

The Lara D’ collection continues to explore creative excellence. For the forthcoming season, following extensive material research and studies in vibrant colour, the Italian designer works with contrasts and combinations to create new frame designs with unique style and artistic flair. 

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BLACKFIN, ITALY
SPRING/SUMMER 2020 SUN COLLECTION

The new Blackfin SS20 sun collection features two bold personifications of the brand’s identity. The thicknesses of the material highlight the high-quality Japanese titanium while the beta titanium bridge underscores the company’s ongoing commitment to design research.

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NEW ECO MATERIAL
MAZZUCCHELLI ACETATE SHEET MADE FROM 100% SUSTAINABLE ACETATE

A material made from Eastman Acetate Renew, a cellulose diacetate composed of 60% biobased and 40% certified recycled content is soon to become available to eyewear designers through the Italian acetate company, Mazzucchelli 1849.

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MITA
Collezione 1: eyewear made from recycled RPET water bottles and recycled aluminium

The MITA EYEWEAR collection “COLLEZIONE 1” is inspired by a mix of minimalist, retro, contemporary, elegant and diva styles that denote the DNA of the brand, expressing contemporary fashion trends whilst always keeping the environment in mind.

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MOREL
Design style, with French finesse

Each season makes for a new discovery of fashion and style codes. Morel interprets the latest trends with oversized, ample shapes featuring original textures, romantic pastel shades or, for contrast, prints for strong personalities.

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WOOW EYEWEAR
Stand out with a new look!

The new WOOW collection, launched in early March 2020, is making noise with new playful shapes, cool colours, unique patterns and offbeat spirit. This season’s racy WOOW frame designs are created for those who “fight for their cause” says the company.

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MYKITA
MYKITA and Leica Camera AG announce partnership

MYKITA and Leica announce a first collaboration collection born of a partnership defined byshared commitment to holistic product development, pioneering technology and precision craftsmanship.

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