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Carla Colour Eyewear
Brisbane-raised and Brooklyn-based Carla Robertson had been working as a television producer for about 15 years until a few major life events put everything into focus. "I've always dreamed about doing a line of eyewear—and then I got pregnant...
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Cat Eye Sunglasses
We can't all have Adam Selman create a custom sheer dress covered in 230,000 hand-applied crystals like he did for Rihanna at last year's CFDA awards, but thankfully his collaboration with affordable Aussie brand Le Specs is much more accessible. Inspired...
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InAisce + RIGARDS: Architectural Anatomy
The innovation-driven makers at RIGARDS and NYC-based "anti-trend" clothing label InAisce (pronounced “in-ask-ee”) have come together to envision eyewear that simultaneously feels like a foreign object from the future and a relic excavated from the...
TECH
Recon Instruments: Jet Smart Glasses
Wearable technology presents no shortage of possibilities, applications, innovations and, of course, challenges. Though Google has put Glass on hold (for now), other more specialized tech-enabled eyewear concepts are becoming very real consumer products...
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Emerald Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
Named for a popular hiking trail across the Golden Gate Bridge, the new Sunski Dipseas combine classic styling with bold touches. The polarized lenses are super-bright emerald green (and offer certified UVA/B/400 protection), but the shape and tortoiseshell...
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Five Neutral Sunglasses for Spring 2015
Spring has technically sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the warmer season comes more sunshine. Choosing a pair of sunglasses to last a season (and, ideally, much longer) can be a daunting task—while classics like black Wayfarers or metallic...
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Warby Parker Basso Collection
Building on their reputation for pushing boundaries in the eyewear game, NYC-based Warby Parker launches a new line that employs a production technique previously unused in the space. The Basso Collection is named for the Italian sculpting technique...
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Anne et Valentin Arrives in Brooklyn
For the daring eyeglasses wearer in search of a new signature pair of frames, a potential soulmate could be found within Anne et Valentin's collection. The French independent eyewear brand was started by a couple in the 1980s, and has been producing...
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Mark Mothersbaugh + Shane Baum Eyewear
As a member of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh is often recognized by his iconic assortment of spectacular spectacles. Now he's sharing his love for unique glasses by launching a collection of eyewear in collaboration with his wife Anita Greenspan and designer...
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Affordable Frames from Seneca Eyewear
While Warby Parker has been the indisputable leader of the affordable designer eyewear movement, a new wave of like-minded brands (David Kind, for example) have quickly caught on—resulting in even more choices for the discerning but economical customer...
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Termite Eyewear
What started out as a joint project between then-student designers Natalie Finch and Patricia Williams while at Ravensbourne University in London, Termite Eyewear now makes eyewear that's both stylish and sustainable. The latter is indeed not its...
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Chilli Beans x YACHT Collaborate on Fun Eyewear
Earlier this year, casual Brazilian eyewear brand Chilli Beans collaborated with bounce music artist Big Freedia on a collection of sunglasses and optical frames. They've hit a home run again working with YACHT, a playful duo—Jona Bechtolt and Claire...
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Luxury Eyewear from David Kind
The eyewear world changed dramatically when Warby Parker launched in 2010. The days of spending rent on a pair of glasses are (thankfully) behind us. The quality of lenses and frames offered by many affordable eyewear brands sometimes don't stand...
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Kaibosh Eyewear
"People will stare. Make it worth their while," says the motto of innovative Norwegian eyewear label Kaibosh. As a multi-channel eyewear concept led by design above all else, Kaibosh was founded by Helge Flo and Michelle Rowley to make buying glasses...
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Two-Way Sunglasses
Led by design above all else, eyewear label Kaibosh was founded by Helge Flo and Michelle Rowley to make buying glasses more fun. Their collaborative "Twoway" sunglasses with Norwegian fashion label HAiK can be reversed thanks to a special 180°-turning...
DESIGN
Sons + Daughters: Class of 2014 Collection
Fashion stylist Shiva Shabani and art director Calvin Yu started Sons + Daughters in 2011 when their friends complained about the dearth of quality, stylish eyewear options available for their kids. Creating adventurous frame styles that complement...
STYLE
Solid Swim Suits and Circular Sunglasses for Summer
We're well into summer on the northern half of the globe, but it's never too late to refresh your outdoor activewear. In the midst of a wild graphic patterns blitz (particularly for ladies), we've chosen some of our favorite solid suits, differentiated...
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Götti Frames's Subtle Refinement
Since 1998, Zurich-based optician-turned-designer Sven Götti has been dreaming up shapes and concepts (releasing about 40 new models each year) that tickle his fancy. At first glance, götti Switzerland frames look pretty conventional with clean lines...
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Smile More With SPY's Happy 20 Collection
For two decades now, Southern California's SPY has been making eyewear inspired by the region's action sports culture. While many other optics brands have survived for longer, the 20 year mark is rather impressive for an independent company. To celebrate...
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This Season's Best Graphic Swimwear + Sunglasses
While the sunshine has been teasing the Northern Hemisphere for some time, real summertime weather is finally upon us. In celebration of all the beach adventures, poolside hangouts and river tubing to come, the CH team has hand-picked some of the most...
DESIGN
Interview: Marc Newson
Recently, we reported on the launch of a new collaboration between Safilo and acclaimed Australian designer Marc Newson, meant to celebrate 80 years of activity for the historic Italian eyewear company. At Milan Design Week, we had the honor to talk...
STYLE
Safilo by Marc Newson
Italian eyewear brand Safilo is turning 80 this year and instead of hosting a retrospective celebration of its achievements, they chose to honor the important occasion by asking Marc Newson to work on their next set styles, drawn with inspiration...
CULTURE
Interview: Lance Hakker of Ashbury
In snowboarding, style matters above all else—or at least it should. And whether we like it or not, each rider (be it a pro, am or just another weekend warrior at their local hill) is defined from afar by how baggy their clothes are, who they ride...
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Moncler Lunettes Mido 2014
Following up on their successful launch only a year ago, and a critically acclaimed partnership with Pharrell Williams in Autumn 2013, French-Italian outerwear and accessories company Moncler is expanding their range of sunglasses, the Lunettes...
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