Seraphin 1 Top Sellers
Romantic and elegant in Italian acetate and Japanese titanium, Seraphin’s Victoria blends the durability of titanium while showing its softer side with colors such as cream horn. Motivated by fashions of the mid-1960s, Seraphin’s Kent exhibits an inventive twist to the traditional P3 silhouette in colored horn pattern on Italian acetate.
INFO: 888-560-1060, ogiframes.com
McGee GROUP 2
MODEL: Riley from the Vera Bradley Optical collection
COLORS: Provencal and Dogwood
INFO: 800-966-2020, mcgeegroup.com
4 VIVA INTERNATIONAL GROUP
MODEL: Bongo style B Tara
COLORS: Black over red, brown,
5 BEST IMAGE OPTICAL
MODELS: Dolabany Collection
styles Izzy, Addison, and Jaiden
MATERIAL: TR-90 styles
SIZES: 51/19-140 (Izzy),
50/18-140 (Addison), and
COLORS: Black/green, brown/
beige, plum/orchid, and demi
The Silver Surfer
Oliver Peoples will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a pair of special releases—one ophthalmic style, XXV-RX, and one sunglass, XXV-S. Reflecting on the company’s history and the evolution of its iconic designs, Larry Leight, Oliver Peoples founder and creative director, came across a sketch dated 1989, two years after the original Oliver Peoples collection debuted. He knew the serendipitous find was perfect to represent 25 years in the making.
“I remember when I drew these,” says Leight. “I always loved them, but they just weren’t right for our collection at that time. We had something going with our aesthetic—it was a new and different intellectual category of eyewear, and people were really drawn to it. These frames just felt a little more modern than what we were doing back then. In celebration of the 25-year anniversary, I wanted to dig back into our heritage. We recently re-released some of our renowned styles from the past, but for this I wanted something different. I wanted it to be new for our consumer but still remain true to our roots. My rediscovery of these designs encompasses exactly that. They combine two iconic categories that Oliver Peoples is known for: The bold substantial acetate frames like Tycoon and Sheldrake, and the refined vintage-inspired looks that the brand was founded on. I’m excited to finally see them in true form.”
The XXV-RX and XXV-S feature plastic frame fronts fused with intricately filigreed metal details. The hinge features a custom scroll engraved design and the temple is adorned with a plaque used for the first time on an Oliver Peoples frame. The paddle temple is another vintage-inspired element. Both the optical and sun versions will be offered in modern neutral and classic tortoises along with a special gray option to represent silver, a traditional 25 years celebration color. The sunglass style will be available with VFX Polarized, photochromic, or mineral glass lenses. A special custom case, inspired by one from the past, will complete the package.
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