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InDispensable Briefs: Skechers presents kids summer collection, Cole Haan releases new summer line


Skechers presents kids summer collection

Manhattan Beach, CA-Skechers recently introduced its Summer 2014 eyewear collection for kids with six styles for boys and six styles for girls.

SK 1078Epoxy-filled panels highlight the temples of SK 1078 and 1079, two key styles from the eyewear collection for boys. The temple design features a Skechers SKX logo in corresponding colors, including orange, green, and red, along with rubber temple tips. SK 1078 features a front handcrafted in multi-layered acetate, while the front of SK 1079 is available in metal.

A robot-inspired laser-etched circuit board pattern defines the metal temples of SK 1062 and SK 1063 in contrasting colorations. The softened rectangular front of SK 1062 has a double-plated metal construction, while the modified rectangle front of SK 1062 is handcrafted in two-color acetate.

SK1068A striped pattern details the handmade acetate temples of SK 1067 and SK 1068 in contrasting colorations, including navy/white; black/green; black/grey; and tortoise/orange on select styles. SK 1067 features a modified rectangle front, while SK 1067 boasts a rectangular metal front with a foil SKX logo appearing on each temple.





SK 1554The new optical collection for girls, including SK 1554 and 1556, features temples in handmade acetate adorned with leopard print in pink, purple, blue, and black. SK 1554 features a softened cat-eye acetate front shape, available in crystal combinations of pink and purple, as well as solid black, while the modified oval metal front shape of SK 1556 is available in satin finishes of pink, blue, and black.



Epoxy heart, flower, and peace sign shapes in contrasting color combinations decorate the combination temples of SK 1537 and SK 1538. These accents are available in either a satin metal front, as seen in style SK 1537, or a candy-colored acetate front, as seen in style SK 1538.



Cole Haan releases new summer line

Hauppauge, NY-Cole Haan eyewear recently introduced new styles for men and women. Men’s styles feature confident masculine shapes and rich materials. Women’s styles blend materials in several color options with subtle finishes.

251Cole Haan 251 features laminate materials, pin dot metal accents, pops of color, and Cole Haan’s new wordmark logo. This style comes in black laminate, seen above, and tortoise laminate.






252Cole Haan 252 is an acetate frame that features sharp angles, wide temples, pin dot accents, and a deep rectangle eye shape. It is available in smoke and tortoise, seen above.





1025Cole Haan 1025 features an uplifting eye shape and a metal trim on the temporal corners. It is available in blue laminate,  black multi, and brown horn fade, also seen above.





1028Cole Haan 1028 features a cat eye shape and flat metal finishes on its temporal edges. It is available in black, brown, and wine, seen above.



MEI launches Shape Finder 2.0

Milan, Italy-MEI recently released the Shape Finder 2.0, an optical scanning device which aims to improve and complete the functionality of the EzFit edger. EzFit can now be equipped with Shape Finder 2.0 to prepare the edging process of sport and special lenses.

Shape Finder 2.0 is designed to be integrated into the MEI Tecnocam programming platform, which is installed in every MEI edger, and to avoid all standard camera-based units’ common errors. The camera lens set and the lighting system is designed to emphasize the edge profile in any kind of lens-clear or dark mirrored-and to eliminate the perspective effects and field distortions. The Tecnocam software installed in the EzFit machine interacts directly with the Shape Finder 2.0 interface to align the lens and extract the different shapes starting from the outer main shape and converting them into a standard TRX file.

According to the company, the Shape Finder 2.0 can shorten the time needed to import a sport lens shape, as well as to detect any hole in rimless demo lenses. The camera system gets a TRX or OMA file with a few steps, reducing the need for edging tests and size and shape adjustments.



Marc by Marc Jacobs launches Fall/Winter 2014/15 collection

Marc by Marc Jacobs recently debuted its Fall/Winter 2014/2015 eyewear collection, featuring new sunglasses and optical frames.

435/SMMJ 435/S features a metal grid front and matching acetate colored temples. The sunglass style is complimented by mirrored lenses. The color palette is inspired by the fall/winter fashion show: matte red, matte black, mud, and smart gold.







436/SMMJ 436/S is a men’s sunglass style in slim metal, highlighted by a metal grid on the front and matching acetate colored temples. The rectangular shape is offered in dark colors such as ruthenium with grey; shiny black with matte black; and ruthenium with black, enhanced by flash lenses.







613MMJ 613 is a unisex square-shaped metal optical frame featuring a metal grid on the front and acetate temples in matching colors, such as red with opal burgundy; matte black with shiny black; and ruthenium with black.







610MMJ 610 is a unisex acetate optical frame, featuring a clean design, emphasized by the cut on the profiles, the metal rivets on the front, and the key-hole bridge. The style is available in Havana/crystal; black/crystal; black/green; and black/blue.



Santinelli expands optical tools and supplies with new supplement

Hauppauge, NY-Santinelli International is introducing more than 20 new products, featured in its new catalog supplement, augmenting its line of finishing supplies, precision tools, frame parts, and working aids.

Highlights include an “anvil-style” bench block, a spring-hinge tool kit, a screw-extractor set, and replacement temples, bridges, and nose pads for today’s popular frame styles. The new catalog supplement is available upon request and is also accessible in an e-mag version via the company’s website.

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