Capsule Men’s Eyewear Collection

carrera6000Carrera and Jimmy Choo announce the launch of an exclusive capsule collection of Carrera by Jimmy Choo sunglasses for Men, following the success of the Carrera by Jimmy Choo Women’s capsule collection of sunglasses launched last year. This marks Jimmy Choo’s first foray into the Men’s eyewear category expanding their existing offering of Men’s shoes, bags and small leather goods.

The collection blends the eyewear expertise and passionate attitude of Carrera with the innate confidence, effortless attitude and overtly masculine style expressed by the Jimmy Choo man in a range of unique and eye catching styles featuring signatures of the Jimmy Choo Men’s collection.

Carrera’s latest best-seller, the Carrera 6000, with its distinctive shaped temples, is presented in three finishes, combining high performance in a fashion forward aesthetic. The extraordinary work in Optyl material allows the use of silks which are injected into the sunglasses, featuring contrasting colours, camouflage prints with hidden burlesque silhouettes, sophisticated details and a rebellious sense of humor.

Bold Textures and Patterns for 2015

GLACEE-6731Plan “B” Eyewear’s glamorous new Glacée models play on a vintage style. Bold frame shapes meet colourful patterns and textures to create a look that is unique. Model 6731 features retro geometric, snake and stone patterning, while the 6734 frame uses a precise painting technique to create the illusion of rhinestones and shimmer, and all, feature fascinating patterns. Finally, model 6736 goes for sleek, shiny colour, mixing purple with mint and orange.

Style you can see and feel, these new models are perfect for a professional and vintage-inspired look. For those attending Vision Expo East, Plan “B” will be at Vision GLACEE-6736Expo East, booth #3775.

Modo Paper Thin Titanium obtains Certification with the OHIM

Modo PT 4068Modo has obtained intellectual property protection on its Paper Thin collection from the OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the International Market). The certification covers Modo’s eyewear frames and sunglasses utilizing beta titanium frames combined with TR90 eyewear rings and a double-block closing system.

“Our Paper Thin collection has been one of the most successful products ever launched by Modo and we are extremely pleased to have obtained proper IP protection” says Alessandro Lanaro, Modo’s CEO. “We intend to vigorously defend such IP so that we can continue expanding our innovation with considerable investments to create brand recognition and consumer awareness”.

Each frame in the Modo Paper Thin collection weighs only 6.8 grams, using beta-titanium 153 at 0.6 of thickness and features extreme flexibility. The TR90 eye wire rings are 2.1 mm thick elastic polyamide, adding a pop of colour that seamlessly blend lightness and proportion.

OHIM is European Union agency responsible for managing two important vehicles for the protection of creativity and innovation – the Community trade mark and the registered Community design.

Vinyl Factory at Garosnow

VFBOLAN VFGARDNERVinyl Factory takes us back to an earlier time, inspired by the spirit of the 60’s. The brands interpret classic, old-style models updated for today.

The collection “addicted to music” was part of the Garosnow Festival, which takes place in the Pyrenees Mountains. Events at various ski stations mix the fun of winter sports with good music.

Vinyl Factory has created a retro and sexy style for Bolan sunglasses as a tribute to the mesmerizing frontman of glam rock group T-Rex. The Gardner model honours Suzi Gardner, a guitarist and singer with the all-female grunge band L7.

Special Effects Eyewear

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After launching Urban LITE, presented as the world’s finest full-rim eyewear, Silhouette introduces its ultra-lightweight SPX Illusion collection. Constructed with its patented SPX+ material, which makes even plastic eyewear as light and comfortable as possible, the new line, distributed in Canada by COS, consists of four trendy styles for men and women, available in five colour options each.

Colour treatments include unique, hand-made Havana effect and a variety of trendy hues – grey, brown or yellow and black marbled.

Fashionable Leon Max Eyewear releases for 2015 1st Quarter

Leon Max 4017 Leon Max 4019After the initial launch in 2014, Leon Max expands the successful collection in first quarter 2015 with three styles and 11 skus.

The new Leon Max collection, distributed in Canada by Infinity Optical, continues setting trends and staying ahead of the fashion curve with unique designs including rich materials and constructions creating more limited and exclusive styles. This leading wave eyewear collection features impressive metals and full zyls in dramatic colours and bold, edgy shapes. Presented in a rich fashion, the signature globe logo treatment is displayed on every style of this collection in a memorable way.

The Leon Max 4017 is presented in a full rim zyl frame in a dramatic upsweeping, cat-eye shape. The frame comes in three defining colours including dark, multi-layered olive, soft, translucent champagne pink and soft, tortoise. The zyl endpiece features a unique wrap around metal arrow that flows through the trademark Leon Max globe logo plaque on the temple.

The Leon Max 4019 is a full rim zyl frame in a modified round shape. The special construction of this frame includes a metal endpiece that is embedded into the zyl front as a top bar and becomes the metal bridge of the frame. Colours plum orchid fade and teal tortoise fade feature a two-colour front treatment that really stands out. The zyl temples incorporate a chic metal Leon Max globe logo plaque clearly bringing attention to this fashion-forward brand.

Now Available in Canada

CostaCosta Sunglasses has been producing performance sunwear since the early ‘80s, after a group of fervent fisherman who spent their days exploring the globe and battling extreme elements came to realize that the sunglasses they were relying on weren’t as hardcore as their adventures.

Costa’s reputation and DNA is designed around providing the clearest vision for the outdoor enthusiast 365 days a year, regardless of the season.

Available in a number of different materials and coatings they all deliver amazing colour, contrast and clarity. Patented technology blocks blue and yellow light for better clarity and colour. Costa Canada is excited to announce that these 100 per cent polarized, and 100 per cent UV protection sport performance sunglasses are now available in Canada.

Costa’s performance product line up includes a selection of plano sun and a vast series of Rx-sun choices, offering a variety of lens, design and mirror options.

To find out more about Costa, please contact: Dion Williams at 613 314-8211 or by email at

A Website Dedicated to Fitson & You

Logo_FitsonTwo years after launching its house brand, Canadian Optical Supply Company (COS) has introduced its Fitson & You line’s website

Fitson & You finds its essence in Montreal. Inspired by the animated and relaxed character of the city, COS wanted to create a collection that would allow everyone to express their personality while ensuring wearing comfort and durability for all.

Made in South Korea, Fitson & You frames are mostly designed in ultem, an ultra-light and flexible shape-memory material. “The model’s elasticity and ultra-light weight are advantages that will surely impress the most discerning wearers,” said Jonah Baumann, optician at Fitson & You.

Chic but never over the top, eye-catching and original, the eyewear styles are classic with a modern twist, perfect for capturing the individuality of each person who wears them.

Fitson & You joins the brand portfolio distributed by COS, with one difference: this time, the brand belongs to the distributor whose reputation is well-established in the Canadian market.

Elegant Cat Eye Style

SeraphinDesigned with elegance and simplicity in mind, Seraphin debuts the Aspen, an unforgettable sophisticated titanium model. With the delicate use of Japanese titanium, the Aspen embodies the long-established cat eye shape with updated intricacy. The model is offered in four rich hues of black, white, burgundy and blue.

Seraphin Eyewear counter cards, logo blocks, and large window banners are available upon request.

Metal Is Back

OptikaOptika Eyewear is very excited about introducing the 2015 Nat and Coco collection with 15 new styles for both men and women.

The collection will feature 10 new styles for ladies that offer the comfort of super light stainless steel optical frames. “All our models focus on being both stylish and comfortable,” says Optika Eyewear VP Sales Richard Allan. “With our extensive research, we have developed a stainless steel composition that is durable and extremely light. “

As well, following the same trend in acetates, for metal frames the company has concentrated on “Colour Cut-outs”. “As you can see in the Nat and Coco NC1192 model, we have a black on grey frame, where we cut out the beneath grey colour the top of the front,” explains Allan.

Optika Eyewear has also updated their website to include an online catalogue, where clients can place orders directly online.