STILL ON THE
RISE AS WELL
AS THIN PROFILE
FYSH UK F-3623 features laminated
layers of crystal acetate with a stylized
rose gold brow bar. For men, Evatik
E-9177 offers a monochromatic layering
with a minimalistic design.
The surge in coloured crystal acetates
has been noted by Optika.
Simple and classic is what Spectacle
Eyeworks is noticing in men’s and
The Blaine & Taylor eyewear collection
features new designs with
a variety of different types
of crystal acetates.
“Stainless steel frames and smaller
shapes are what’s hot and we will start
seeing more and more,” says Mehran
Baghaie, Spectacle’s operations director.
The stainless steel Shandeh frame
incorporates an added v-shape, double-
break accent on top of the frame to
exaggerate the cat-eye motif.
Spectacle’s Retro line features cool,
confident designs with old-school style,
while its Wood collection offers two
new styles, including an iconic
WestGroupe is noticing several hot
design trends for 2019.
“Stripes are huge for both men and
women,” says Beverly Suliteanu, vice-
president of product development.
For women, the FYSH UK model F-3614
features a laser-cut groove along the
front that gives the impression of a
thin pinstripe pattern.
For men, Evatik model E-9174 has thick,
coloured stripes that add a playful
mix of colour. Geometric shapes and
patterns are also popular.
“The colours that truly stand
out for women, are aqua
blues and vivid fuchsias,”
says Richard Allan, vice-
president of sales.
Optika is noticing the strong
return of metal frames for men.
FYSH model F-3621 features an
uneven shattered pattern enhanced
in a gold tone. For men, Evatik E-9179
offers a mix of geometric patterns.
“Retro-inspired shapes and details are
still on the rise as well as thin profile
metals,” says Suliteanu.
“Bright colours along with translucent
acetates and classic metallic colours”
are very popular.
For women, a new take on the trend
of crystal acetates is soft nude shades
layered with metallic accents.
“This season, we are featuring
six new styles for our Soho Tech eye-
wear collection,” says Allan. Model
ST9010 features a single bar on the top,
for a new look.
Model NC1338 Navy from the Nat&
Coco Homme collection is a new take
on the double bridge for men. The
increased demand for metal designs
is also noticeable with Serengeti.
“Metal sporty designs in navigator
shapes are still sought after by men,
but they want a little more than just
the classic metal navigator,” says
Rene Gerber, marketing manager.
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