Insight has collated a wrap of the latest eyewear from leading suppliers to the independent Australian optical market.
The perfect designer piece practices have been waiting for
With a new season, comes new passion. The designers at Face à Face continue their cultural and artistic exploration of the Italian MEMPHIS movement and discover a surprising connection with contemporary Japanese design.
With Shiro Kuramata, an unprecedented poetic element suddenly appears, such as the red roses at the heart of his transparent Glass Chair (“Miss Blanche” chair).
Likewise, Japanese designers like Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Kengo Kuma express in their work the same mix of delicacy and broken aesthetics, creating a fascinating contrast. Thus, Face à Face draws inspiration from this movement for its new JAPAN NOW! collection.
Inspired by Issey Miyake’s work, two lines of colour appear like two origami pleats around the eye. A delicious paradox between their delicate finesse and the format of the shapes, these two lines of colour resonate in captivating shades. All of them highlights that make PLEATS the perfect designer piece you’ve been waiting for. Available through Eyes Right Optical.
A vibrant spark to Optique Line’s Summer catalogue
Providing an exceptional fit since 1970, Stepper Eyewear frames are worn by millions. This success and longevity stem from the frame design and manufacturing philosophy crafted by Hans Stepper, a German master optician. The fresh SI 30239 seamlessly merges innovation with tradition, where style meets substance.
Adding a vibrant spark to Optique Line’s Summer catalogue, the Stepper SI 30239 boasts a striking red hue. It utilises premium materials, including TX5 and titanium, ensuring lightweight eyewear that never compromises on comfort or style. This new addition embodies a sleek and seamless design, harmonising with Stepper’s hallmark commitment to comfort and fit.
Privé Revaux – everything you want from a great pair of glasses
Founded in Miami, Florida in 2017 by celebrities Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld and Ashley Benson, Privé Revaux was established with the aim of providing customers with everything they want in a great pair of glasses; celebrity-influenced styling, high-end features, and an affordable price-point.
A bold take on classic square glasses, the Bay Point frames mean business. The flat top look is a striking silhouette that’s sure to make a statement wherever you go, with the two-rivet detail on the front and temples completing the look. Available through Safilo.
British art meets craft and elegance
Collaboration at its finest – William Morris London is working in partnership with The William Morris Gallery, the world-renowned art organisation that houses and preserves one of the best collections in the world from this great artist.
William Morris (1834-1896) is a world famous designer, poet, political activist and craftsman known for designing elegant interiors and exquisite textiles that remain among the best loved and most popular designs around the world.
Today, this new line of eyewear takes the best of those iconic prints and fabrics and applies them to a stunning range of wearable eyewear. Born to be British and always up to date with the latest trends, the William Morris London brand offers a range of optical and sun collections that are both original and elegant, reflecting the independent and quirky spirit of London. Drawing inspiration from its history, culture and iconic colours, William Morris offers a colourful journey across the capital city. Available through Eyes Right Optical.
Aussie legend, Pat Cummins, new Carrera brand ambassador
As worn by Pat Cummins, Australian cricket captain and Carrera’s new brand ambassador, Carrera 312 frames are destined to rewrite the rules, juxtaposing vintage references with bold contemporary frames. The temples are a tribute to the Carrera brand history, with their ‘fin’ silhouette, rendered even more notable thanks to the visible core and the Carrera logo.
Carrera is synonymous with pioneering design and outstanding quality, designed for people who live by their own rules, continuously defying themselves and proudly approaching life standing out from the crowd. The brand offers a broad range of innovative frame styles that combine high performance technologies with sports-led design and unwavering durability. Available through Safilo.
NOS Viola – a statement piece
NOS Eyewear embodies the essence of style and unconventional beauty, celebrating the technical and stylistic uniqueness that underpins the brand’s commitment to natural and elegant design. With a nod to contemporary Italian design, NOS Eyewear pioneers eclecticism, curating exclusive styles and elegance that transcend conventions and unleash creative freedom. The ‘Viola’ shade, is a unique bold purple hue that adds depth and personality to your collection.
Explore the beautiful craftsmanship of Italian-made NOS Eyewear as it introduces the NOS S567 Viola. Precision millings, both inside and outside the rim, and choreograph soft dances of light elevate the frame’s style to new heights. This model features a whimsical and edgy polygonal shape that sets you apart from the ordinary. Available through Optique Line.
KATE SPADE NEW YORK – Modern sophistication
Kate Spade New York is a brand that is strongly rooted in optimistic femininity, empowering women to be the heroines of their own story, everyday. The brand is appealing to those who are inspired by the modern sophisticated colour palette to make their own joyful design statement.
These Madrigal KATE SPADE eyeglasses play a starring role in glamorous outfits with their acetate frames, on-trend shapes and a selection of neutral, pastel and gradient options. The frames highlight the brand’s playful spirit through the metal KATE SPADE logo and the ‘So happy to see you’ wording on the inside of the temple. Available through Safilo.
Stepper offers ‘the perfect fit’ for every individual
Presenting the latest Stepper Eyewear ‘Asian Fit’ collection, with its debut in Australia at O=Mega 23. This collection reflects Stepper’s dedication to customisation and inclusivity, aiming to find ‘The Perfect Fit’ for every individual. Recognising the diversity in facial proportions, this collection is a significant stride toward celebrating uniqueness.
Employing cutting-edge technology with hypoallergenic materials like titanium and TX5 across the entire range, Stepper Eyewear is delighted to offer eyewear that not only provides an impeccable fit but also exudes sophistication.
The collection showcases styles that have a fresh, contemporary, and youthful aesthetic. Many of these frames incorporate discrete flex hinges, ensuring longevity and adaptability for daily wear. Stepper’s characteristic craftsmanship now features multi-tonal colour finishes and stylish rim highlights that add a touch of fun. Available through Optique Line.
New award winning, eco-friendly eyewear
Winner of the ‘Sustainability’ category in the ODMA Awards of Excellence at O=MEGA23 and new brand for Eyes Right Optical, eco-friendly brand Project Green has been welcomed with enthusiasm by the independent practices.
Project Green creates high-end, environmentally-friendly fashionable eyewear that doesn’t compromise on quality, style, look, or feel.
Launched at O=MEGA23, Project Green was the talk of the show and constantly crowded by interested delegates. The range has been particularly popular with practices wanting to up their environmentally friendly efforts.
The brand focuses on providing environmentally conscious eyewear for the patient who appreciates luxury eyewear and wants to reduce their impact on the earth.
This is achieved by using Mazzucchelli biodegradable acetates, biodegradable demo lenses, the finest quality Italian hinges, reconstituted leather cases and biodegradable packaging. Project Green is also committed to planting one tree for every frame purchased through environmental charity, One Tree planted.