TOMS EYE WEAR: Fashionable eyewear with a conscience The purchase of ONE PAIR of TOMS glasses gives sight to one person TOMS Mission… Your TOMS Eyewear purchase not only helps restore sight through prescription glasses, medical treatment and sight-saving surgeries, but it also invests in the clinics, hospitals and people who work in them. TOMS is committed to investing in sustainable eye care for the long term. Restoring sight restores independence, economic potential and educational opportunity. Individuals can return to school or work. Adults can contribute to the household and no longer require extra care. Additionally, patients who have had their sight restored become advocates, helping neighbors find eye care. 285 million individuals are blind or visually impaired around the world. 80% of those cases, however, can be corrected or prevented…
5 Face a Face is a Paris based company. They handmake each and every frame to insure superior design, artestry and quality. "The basic principle of Face à Face has always been architecture, and now we also combine fashion with shapes and colours – it is very artful. When designing frames, it is important to pay attention to design, but also fashion trends". That is the philosophy of Pascal Jaulent, President and Art Director- Face à Face, Paris.
7 A leading designer and marketer of optical frames, GEEK Eyewear® celebrates diversity, individuality and the creative enthusiasm of Geek culture. Considered the new chic, the "Geek lifestyle" has extended to all areas of pop-culture including fashion, sports, technology, music, gaming, film, art and entertainment. In that very spirit, GEEK Eyewear® embraces the Geek in every one of us, with a range of styles for men, women and teens. GEEK Eyewear® supports charitable causes through their “I’m In, Give a Pair” campaign. For every pair of glasses we sell on-line, they match the sale by providing a pair to persons in need. GEEK Eyewear® also have worked with charities like the Unite for Sight, Make-A-Wish, Dress for Success, Stuart House, Venice Family Clinic and the Adventure Project.
Native Texan, Tom Ford is a fashion designer and film director who was the Creative Director of Gucci from 1994-2004. He founded his own Tom Ford fashion label in 2004. Ford had two early role models in fashion: his mother and grandmother. "My mother was very chic, very classic," he recalls. "My paternal grandmother was very stylish in a very Texas way—everything big and flashy, from jewelry to car." Ford would later combine those two styles as he reinvented Gucci's image in the mid-1990s. "The images of beauty you get in your childhood stick with you for life," Ford later explained. "So there's a certain flashiness at Gucci—Texas-inspired—with a certain Western feel. Ford completely revamped Gucci's image—replacing the minimalism of the early 1990s with updated retro looks that oozed sex…
Nike Eyewear Nike's eyewear collection meets the needs of every athlete*, from the elite to the sport inspired. True to its mission, the Nike eyewear collection offers superior technology such as Nike's patented Max Optics and Engineered Tints, ventilation, secure wrap temples, and Flexon memory metal. http://www.nikevision.com
A design that follows the initial idea of the screwless ALPHA spring-hinge: bending of the surgical grade stainless steel creates the spring-hinge system inside the temple. Crossed by the hook, this blade acts as a spring to combine purity of design and comfort.
Persol is an Italian luxury eyewear company. The name is derived from "per il sole," which, in Italian, means "for the sun." Formed in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti, Persol originally specialized in sunglasses for pilots and sports drivers. Today, Persol has a heavy influence in all types of eye wear. They are worn by many celebrities such as Ryan Gosling, Patrick Dempsey, George Clooney, Orlando Bloom, Justin Timberlake and the iconic "James Bond" actors, Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan. Keeping with the innovation of today, the company developed the first flexible stem. This flexible stem system is known as the patented Meflecto system and was one of the first spring hinges ever developed for eyewear. Currently all "plastic" Persol spectacles are made in Italy using cellulose acetate, a hypoallergenic material derived from cotton.
Kate Spade is a brand who's motive is to: LIVE COLORFULLY. Kate Spade is an American born designer. She graduated from Arizona State University, where she majored in journalism. After graduation worked at Mademoiselle as head senior fashion editor for accessories. During that time, Kate noticed that there’s not enough creative and stylish handbags on the market and decided to create her own line. In January 1993 she launched her New York-based design company Kate Spade handbags, later she started creating beauty products, pajamas, perfume, shoes, raincoats and EYEWEAR. She opened her first shop in 1996 in New York. Now there are thirty-six stores across the U.S., 89 boutiques in Asia, and distribution in more than 400 doors worldwide. The Kate Spade brand is not just about fashion, they are leading a project with ‘’Women for Women…
Larry Leight the creative director of Oliver Peoples. Leights vision is to design fashionable, desirable, quality eyewear for progressive and stylish individuals. Larry Leights designs and unique philosophy have changed the course of eyewear and influenced designers around the world and have been featured in several of the most respected fashion magazines globally. His styles have been seen on some of the most recognizable faces in the fashion and entertainment industries like Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Adam Levine, Ray Liotta, Johnny Depp, JZ, Steve Carrell, and Usher to name a few.
Rec Specs has been the leader in the growing national movement promoting eye safety during scholastic and recreational sports. Introduced in 1978 as the first prescription protective sports eyewear, today over 20,000 eyecare professionals in the USA and the world, rely on Rec Specs when it comes to providing the best possible protective sports eyewear to both children and adults. Rec Specs is the first protective sport eyewear to receive the AOA seal of approval.