Monday, December 3, 2012

SUNGLASSES Spring 2013-Marciano, William Rast, BONGO®, Candie's®, Catherine Deneuve, GANT, Guess, Harley-Davidson, RAMPAGE®, Skechers


words/images Judith Ecochard

The ability to translate and then manufacture a label's 'essence'--- into really a fine art-so we discovered at the Viva International showroom for their Spring 2013 sunglass and prescription frames/lenses..

There were probably over one hundred styles on display----aviators, oversized, bejeweled, and classic shapes...made of high quality materials for both the accessible luxury labels Marciano and William Rast...and the fashion and lifestyle brands BONGO®, Candie's®, Catherine Deneuve, GANT, Guess, Harley-Davidson, RAMPAGE®, Skechers.

Guess sunglasses -a wide range of looks-sunglasses with unique metal details, bright laminated acetates, cat-eye silhouettes (very Bridget Bardot), retro styles, and color block temples.

color block

color block

classic aviator


Classic styles in a trendy preppy label handmade acetate frames-in translucent colors and gradient colorations in temple, laser egraved logos, metal accents

WILLIAM RAST-Retro styling for this hip label-stainless steel or two tone, double laminate frames, with laser etched logos.

HARLEY DAVIDSON-rev your engines ...
Lightweight titanium aviators or marbleized colorations acetate frames, rhinestone accents, chrome bar and shield logos, flash lenses.


Open temple designs, metal logo plaques, rhinestone accents, soft colorations in classic silhouettes...très chic.

open temple design

MARCIANO-luxury details like Swarovski crystals, mother of peal accents on retro tyle frame...exotic and translucent frames-with laser etched "M" logo.

SKECHERS-active lifestyle brand of color blocked frames, raised metal logo, sporty silhouettes, rubber temple tips that grip...on lightweight carbon fiber.

CANDIE'S-for girls---very cute glitter flower accents, colorful animal prints, metal pyramid studs, multi-layer acetate in classic shapes.

glitter flower accents

BONGO..a tweenage/teenage we learned...edgy silhouettes in playful colors, glitter accents, lasered stitch design and multi-colored stripe temples.

RAMPAGE-modern hipster-trendy looks-two textured temples, gradient coloration frames, holographic temples, with chain metal accents.