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John Varvatos: Soho CollectionJohn Varvatos: Soho Collection

John Varvatos: Soho Collection

John Varvatos is an internationally renowned fashion designer, known for producing menswear, accessories and fragrance under his own brand name. The self-taught designer maintains a constant finger on the pulse of current fashions, which also earned him a spot as one of the creatives behind luxury brand REM Eyewear. Since 2000, John Varvatos has been designing prescription frames and sunglasses for REM. His latest branded offering, the Soho Collection, features pantoscopic and aviator frames in three unique colorways. The frame designs include embossed temple inlays and bolt hinges with the signature John Varvatos touch: A perfect blend of casual Rock ’n’ Roll and masculine cool, for instance in the guitar-shaped hinges in select models. So far, John’s eyewear designs have won followers including KISS, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell, ZZ Top, The Roots, Velvet Revolver and Lenny Kravitz. And starting this September, no other than Ringo Starr of The Beatles fame will be endorsing eyewear and fashion by John Varvatos. Cool!

Eliza Cummings for House of HollandEliza Cummings for House of Holland

Eliza Cummings for House of Holland

The summer 2014 eyewear campaign from House of Holland taps none other than British model Eliza Cummings.

Karen Walker: VisibleKaren Walker: Visible

Karen Walker: Visible

Karen Walker Visible is a new campaign that aims to highlight, celebrate and acknowledge. This season we’re working with the United Nations’ ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative to create work in community groups of micro-artisans located in the urban and rural areas of Kenya.

All NatureAll Nature

All Nature

Photographers simply love Cape Town. Not only because of the quality of light, but also the natural, rough atmosphere. Our team was looking forward to taking the trip to the sunny edge of the African continent in January. Our mission was to shoot the latest collection of glasses from Hoffmann Natural Eyewear. And since their glasses are exclusively made from natural resources, we set out to find some “natural” locations for our photo shoots. We ended up with some pretty dramatic backdrops in the woods beneath Table Mountain, the sand dunes of Table View and a dried-up lake in Worcester. And we didn’t mind the bad weather. It’s all part of nature, after all… Hoffmann Natural Eyewear »Urban 12 H 10« Photo: Stefan Kapfer – stefankapfer.de Hair & Make Up: Nicola Weidemann – nicolaweidemann.de Model: Rahel @ model-pool.de Dress : Strehlow – stre-low.com

Snow-White & Rose-RedSnow-White & Rose-Red

Snow-White & Rose-Red

One of the major themes in the fairy tale of Snow-White and Rose-Red is the flawless beauty of the two sisters. While Snow-White is quiet and shy, Rose-Red is outgoing and cheerful – and both are described in the Brothers Grimm’s tale as the superlative idea of beauty incarnate. The classic story inspired us to interpret perfect beauty in a contemporary context. Like a fairy tale, too good to be true – but truly beautiful. Prada »SPR 09Q«, Chopard »SCH 995S« Photo: Stefanie Neumann / stefanie-neumann.de Art Direction & Postproduction: Ruth Spiller / pixelchic.de Hair & Make-up: Britta Nürnberg / britta-hairlounge.de Models: Valentina & Kati @ Model Pool Düsseldorf

MYKITA & Mark Borthwick Art Edition Book  MYKITA & Mark Borthwick Art Edition Book

MYKITA & Mark Borthwick Art Edition Book

For the sixth MYKITA campaign in collaboration with artist and photographer Mark Borthwick, friends, family and models gathered on Lanzarote, an island of volcanic origin surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. All photographs were captured with Borthwicks trusted twentyfive-year old analogue Leica camera. The prism-like colour effects created by overexposure of the film are distinctive of Borthwick’s warm, spontaneous style. MYKITA is publishing these wondrous pictures as an art edition photo book set, featuring the book plus a limited art edition print signed and numbered by the artist. There are three images to choose from, and 33 signed prints of each image are available, making it a total of 99 art editions.

ic! berlin: Fahrlehrer Klausic! berlin: Fahrlehrer Klaus

ic! berlin: Fahrlehrer Klaus

In memory of all patient driving instructor all over the world. ic! berlin Shine bright with mega-shine mirrored lenses in gold, silver and crimson, electrified readers and chic new hybrid colourways. This summer ic! berlin mixes colours and textures as Fahrlehrer Klaus with mirrored lenses, rough acetate and camouflage temples.

Oakley: EnduroOakley: Enduro

Oakley: Enduro

Fresh from the mind of world-class snowboarder Shaun White comes the new Oakley Enduro, a carved-line frame with the influence of ’60s rock & roll. You might know that this isn’t Shaun’s first time at the co-lab rodeo and in our opinion, this is his most versatile frame to date. More sophisticated than a wayfarer but never delicate, this shade refuses to be defined and is made for people with that same M.O.

ISSUE 11 OUT NOW!

ISSUE 11 OUT NOW!

Finally here it is: our eleventh issue of Eyewear Magazine. Just finished printing and now available at your favourite optician or newsletter stand. 209 pages packed with stories, interviews and – as always – beautiful editorials – the highlights: Good Guys & Good Glasses – Photoshooting in Munic EYEWEAR visits Marija Iljazovic from Rolf Spectacles Design Award for Nonconformist Eyewear – RIGARDS Industry Insight with Ralph Albrecht Collection Check – Interview with Claus Bellinger Retail Profile – Klar Darmstadt Editorials by Madame Peripetie, Ulrich Hartmann, Reno Mezger, Christine Lipski and many more… Enjoy our latest issue and have fun reading!

Kaviar Gauche x Brendel

Kaviar Gauche x Brendel

Award-winning designers Kaviar Gauche from Berlin have built a reputation for their trademark style: Combining fragile materials with tough details. Their dresses are highly coveted designer items, especially the wedding gowns; lofty satin dresses adorned with rough metal belts, laser-cut patterns and bold metal chains. The resulting look is a blend of opposites, equally frail and feminine and at the same time strong and impressive. Now the two designers behind Kaviar Gauche are applying their concept to eyewear in a collabo with of-the-moment label Brendel. The glasses are crafted from high-quality polymers in tender Kaviar Gauche colorways such as light rosewood and olive, combined with metal accents like copper, gold and rosé gold. Our Collab of the Issue, sweet as wedding cake. We want more!

R.T.CO: Win Win Win!

R.T.CO: Win Win Win!

R.T.CO was founded in 2010 by Tobias Bergmann in Berlin. The label comes from a DIY skateboard background and this is what defines & inspires the brand today, however they also felt the need to create a product of supreme quality & design. We are giving away one of the beautiful sunglasses by R.T.CO named American Standard Black / Green Lenses. Take part in the competition, and like R.T.CO Facebookpage until 7 May 2014, then send an email with the subject R.T.CO to presse@eyewear-magazine.com and win! Good luck!

Tom Ford: Carola Square

Tom Ford: Carola Square

Tom Ford Carola Sunglasses is designed for self confident women. This style has a xtra large – 60mm – lens diameter. The bridge size for this model is 15mm and the side length is standard. The Tom Ford Carola Square sunglasses model is a plastic, square shape with a full rimmed frame.

Mykita x Maison Martin Margiela

Mykita x Maison Martin Margiela

Mykita and Maison Martin Margiela are linked by a shared concept of the creative process – the reinterpretation of historical forms, radical experimentation with constructions and an unconventional approach to materials. MYKITA + Maison Martin Margiela from MYKITA on Vimeo. Essential Stainless steel frames reduced to the raw material, no additive components. Aesthetic functionality. A thick, transparent powder coats and seals the frames giving the entire construction a convex, all-enveloping body. Inspired by historical shapes of the last century, the monochrome frames and matching lenses lend the models a pure, radical look. 6 unisex styles – 4 colourways. Dual Two pairs of acetate frames. Born of one form, divided into pairs and deconstructed. Mutual transplantation leaves each couple comprising two complementary designs – but with four independent identities. Manifest as tone-in-tone or with contrasting colour schemes. 4 unisex styles – 5 colourways.

G-Star Raw G-Star Raw

G-Star Raw

In the late 1990s, only one certain brand of jeans would be allowed into my closet. Or to be more precise, only one single style from that brand – but in all imaginable kinds of colors and washes: the G-Star Elwood model. At the time, this entirely new cut of jeans offered the perfect blend of cool style and comfort in a way people had never seen before. I single-handedly donated all my other jeans to charity – and I wasn’t the only one. As a quick stroll down the street revealed: The Elwood had become an ubiquitous fashion staple! Starting at the end of this year, G-Star will broaden its offering beyond fashionable garments with a series of prescription glasses and shades for men and women. Make no mistake: This step has been a long time in the making. After all, the denim pioneers took a sweet 25 years before releasing eyewear considered worthy of bearing the iconic G-Star logo. The G-Star design ethic, “Just the Product” also applies in the brand’s approach to eyewear: Many features of the new eyewear collection are clearly based on the fashion heritage of the storied denim label, including references to iconic G-Star […]

Andy Wolf: White Heat

Andy Wolf: White Heat

The models of this campaign looks like creatures from another planet. White Heat is the first line of metal frames from Andy Wolf Eyewear.

UNIKAT: Cazal 627 X Eyewear Magazine TO WINUNIQUE Cazal 627 X Eyewear Magazine TO WIN

UNIQUE Cazal 627 X Eyewear Magazine TO WIN

Hi folks, get probably the best Christmas present in the history of sunglasses! Cazal 627 X Eyewear – a one-of-a-kind collaboration strictly for our facebook fans! We’re blown away by looking at the treasure that arrived at our office today. It’s an icon, a legend and an honor to hold these glasses in our hands. Ever since its original release, it’s been a fixture and holy grail for collectors of heritage sunglasses, a milestone for Hip-Hop enthusiasts around the world. No wonder that Cazal relaunched this iconic style in different colors as part of their Legends Series. What’s special about OUR Cazal 627? The shiny black model features a green original leather application – truly a one-of-a-kind product manufactured by Cazal. Another and important detail is the engraving on the inner side of the temple which shows what all this is about: CAZAL X EYEWEAR, the official title of our collaboration. Why are we so crazy to give away these unique glasses? Because we want YOU to have them! How? Easy – give our facebook page (www.facebook.com/eyewearmagazine) a LIKE until Christmas and with a little luck you’re the one to get the best very special Christmas present. The winner is […]

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