Category Archives: Fashion Eyewear

Linda Farrow Eyewear

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Linda Farrow eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Gotti  and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

Gotti Eyewear

Unique Gotti Eyewear – Switzerland’s best

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Gotti eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Gotti  and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

Gold and Wood débuts Vintage Inspired eyepieces

gw  Gold and Wood debuts a new Vintage Inspired line of fine eyepieces made from precious woods and plated gold.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Gold and Wood eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Gold and Wood and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

 

 

 

MyKita Sunglasses a smash hit in Milan

MYKITA MADELEINE MYKITA / Damir Doma model BRADFIELD has just been featured on the runway of the Damir Doma SS16 Women’s show in Milan. In the same layered aesthetic, MADELEINE now joins the MYKITA / Damir Doma collection.

At first glance, the perfectly round MADELEINE appears to consist of two frames, but a closer look reveals the trompe l’oeil construction as an example of particularly sophisticated handcraft. Made of one piece the frame is essentially folded in half and brought into shape in a series of meticulous steps. The result is a distinctive aesthetic in which two delicate circular lenses hover in front of more solid round rims. Contrasting colors accentuate the layered concept. A touch eccentric, very elegant and thoroughly modern.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including MyKita eyeglasses and MyKita sunglasses in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our eyewear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

Prada presents “Ornate”

An innovative spirit, curiosity and a strong artisan tradition are its distinctive traits possessed by the entire production process – from the conception stage to the outlet. The three frames in the ORNATE collection are illuminated by a sequence of precious gems that makes them unique, true creations centered around the classic combination of black and white.

 

Model SPR 31P
The magnificent style of the Ornate rounded model is a succession of light and dark crystals applied individually by hand to enhance the large front and make it sinuous and feminine. The temples are enriched with a semicircular detail. The color palette is a play of classic combinations of black and white. Prada logo.

 

 

Model SPR 33P

The decoration on the rectangular version in the Ornate collection comprises a metal coil of

concentric rings interrupted at regular intervals by black crystals in three sizes. The crystal flower composition is the result of long, painstaking work by hand and the selection of very high quality materials. The color palette is a play of classic combinations of black and white. Prada logo.

Model VPR 10Q

The Ornate collection includes an elegant vision model. The lines are tapered and the flower is made slightly smaller to follow the refined profile of the temples. This charming, light and feminine eyewear is available in black, ivory and classic tortoiseshell. Prada logo.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including Prada  in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

THIN metal granny frames are out and cat eyes are in – the bigger, the better.

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Celebrities such as Gwen Stefani have helped make the cat eye look popular. Source: Splash News Source: Splash News Australia

Industry experts say fashion eyewear has moved towards chunky, plastic frames in bright colours – much like the look favoured by stars such as Gwen Stefani.

“When I first started out 14 years ago the majority of the time it was metal frames, but then over the years a lot of plastic frames have come into play,” Upper Mt Gravatt Specsavers manager Daniel Goodwin said.

“A big thing is the colours. There’s reds, there’s whites, there’s clear frames and they all come in different textures and styles.”

The wayfarer geek glasses made famous by Leonard in the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory were very in at the moment, he said.

Cat eye frames in different colours, styles and textures were also popular.

“Classic metal frames are still popular with the older generation, but the younger people want what they’re seeing on TV, more of a designer frame with more colours to it,” he said.

“They want it to compliment them. They see it as a fashion statement – these are my glasses and I’m making a statement with them.”

Fashion can be fickle, what’s old can be new again – and eyewear is no different.

“There’s been a lot of changes,” Sunnybank Specsavers director Peter Victorsen said.

“When I first started out the eye sizes were quite large. Then they had a distinct move away from that to a minimalist look where they’re quite small and now you can see a trend back to some of the larger styles again.

“Eyewear today is designed to be daring and bold, with strong colours and shapes.”

And it’s not just young hipsters who want to stand out, older people too are going for the bolder look.

“You do get the odd (older) person who wants something a little bit daring,” Mr Victorsen said. “It’s really across all age groups.”

While the trend appears to be moving away from the lighter and smaller look to a heavier look, the possibilities are extensive.

“It’s all dependent on you and what kind of look you want,” Mr Goodwin said.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including Chanel and Dita in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

 

The focus for eyewear is on fashion

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Back in the day, that day being in the 1980s, Maureen “Mo” Canady’s saucer-sized prescription eyeglasses were the height of fashion – and an empty palette begging to be filled.
“I always had my name or initials out on them, and there were lots and lots of decorations to put on your lenses,” said Canady, who works part time at In-Sight Optical in Colorado Springs. “You could do engraving, like a butterfly with a little stone. That was the bling back then.”
The look of an era is often encapsulated in its spectacles, a medical device that in the 800 years since its anonymous invention has managed to become a ubiquitous fashion accessory even among the 20/20 set.
In the 1950s, thick horn-rimmed and cat-eye styles ruled, while the latter part of the ’60s saw a move toward circular, more delicately-framed models like those worn by John Lennon. Then came the headlight-sized lenses of the ’70s – favored by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – and the ’80s, when trendy four-eyers liked to bedazzle their massive glasses.
Before the turn of the 20th century, though, the only statement you really made wearing a pair of spectacles was “I can’t see.”
“The first thing to really get your head around is that eyeglasses are not fashion,” said Jenny Benjamin, director of the Museum of Vision in San Francisco. “They were created for the old and infirm, which is unfortunately where their reputation got off on the wrong foot.”
In the 18th and 19th centuries, popular devices for vision correction such as scissor spectacles and lorgnettes weren’t designed to be worn on the face but held up to the eyes when sharper vision was necessary, then folded up and discreetly stowed.
“They were really meant to hide your need to use them,” Benjamin said. “You used them, then you put them away, hopefully far away, so nobody would really know you needed your eyeglasses at all.”
By the latter half of the 19th century, though, the lorgnette had evolved into such a popular fashion accessory that style arbiters complained in an 1870 book on etiquette:
“The functions of the natural eye and eyeglasses are much abused. It is quite clear that the whole world of fashion has not all of a sudden become so afflicted with short sightedness as to render the use of artificial means for its relief universally necessary.”
Those who needed full-time vision correction and could afford the cost might have engaged an artisan to craft a one-of-a-kind pair of temple frames into which corrective lenses could be set. With the Industrial Revolution and the growth of plastics manufacturing, the eyewear industry began to change. Molded plastic frames were cheap and easy to produce; suddenly, even the hoi polloi could afford to see well and look good doing it.
“That’s when fashion really started to come into play and spectacles stopped being just medical devices and, if not entirely fashionable, you could at least buy a pair that was nice looking,” Benjamin said.
In the early 20th century, popular styles included a tortoiseshell frame with large, round lenses favored by silent film actor and comedian Harold Lloyd, whose photos and movies ignited one of the nation’s first Hollywood celebrity-driven fashion crazes.
By the late 1950s, demand had risen in Europe and the U.S. for eyeglasses that could hold their own as part of a fashionable ensemble; the “designer eyeglass” industry was born, to provide new seasonal style tweaks in perpetuity.
“The glasses styles, they do a 10- to 15-year cycle and they start coming back again,” said Canady, who’s seen countless trends wax, wane and return in the two decades she’s worked at In-Sight Optical. “Now, a lot of people are wanting the John Lennon look again, but a little larger. The Zsa Zsa Gabor, that style’s coming back, too.”
When it comes to spotting future fashion trends, hindsight is often a good place for a designer to start.
 So, what’s hot in spectacles for fall 2013? An edgy new twist on the lorgnette, perhaps?
“For fall 2013, for women, there’s this trend we call ‘Tough Girl’ – classic feminine shapes but bolder, thicker, more in-your-face,” Lane said. “It’s almost kind of like creating a shield, but a shield that says look at me.”
Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including Chanel and Tiffany&Co.  in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

Eyewear and Art – Douglas Friedman style

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Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including Fendi and Michael Kors in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

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Oprah Celebrates Dita Eyewear Live On National Television

“Oh, these are my signature sunglasses. I love these sunglasses! I was wearing them this morning. I use them as sunglasses, I use them as regular glasses… DITA — D-I-T-A.”

Oprah Winfrey, on ABC’s Good Morning America 10/25/2012
Oprah loves dita eyewear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA — Oprah Winfrey,  joined ABC’s Good Morning America,  as special celebrity guest on October 25, 2012.  Oprah declared that she “loves” her “signature sunglasses” by globally renowned, independently owned, luxury brand, DITA Eyewear.

GMA segment co-host, Tory Johnson, elaborated on DITA’s signature designs: “Handmade, every pair, unlike anything in the eyewear industry. These are a good investment, as you know, will last you forever.”

Oprah also wore her personal favorite DITA cat eye optical frames backstage before making her highly anticipated guest appearance on the show.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Dita eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Dita and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

MATSUDA: PRECIOUS, ESSENTIAL & HERITAGE COLLECTIONS

A TIMELESS HERITAGE RENEWED AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY FINE EYEWEAR

Matsuda Eyewear presents a new eyewear collection that carries on the legacy of fashion designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda. Long recognized for exquisite craftsmanship, impeccable attention to design and the use of engraved metals, Matsuda’s luxury eyewear collection has been reintroduced in the U.S. with a 24-style portfolio for men and women. Defined by three distinct collections, all styles are handcrafted and range from timeless classics to avant-garde designs.

The Precious Collection incorporates hand-engraved sterling silver and 18-karat solid gold.

The Essential Collection, made of pure titanium, stainless steel and premium Japanese acetate, features new designs drawing upon classic Matsuda details.

The Heritage Collection consists of limited production reissues of best-selling, original styles.

Each frame is handmade with precise Japanese engineering and focuses on incredible metal work—intricate details, engraving, filigree and coining. Each style is offered in one to five colors.

 

Matsuda Eyewear at Fine Eyewear
Matsuda Eyewear at Fine Eyewear

 

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Matsuda eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Matsuda and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection