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FASHION’S NEW FUTURE

Tech is the new black.
Because it’s cool. Because it’s cutting-edge. And, most important, because consumers crave it.
A study from Lab42 revealed that 84% of respondents say it is very important or somewhat important that the company or brand they buy from is innovative.
Specs are also getting utterly tech’d out with fresh, high-def designs, smart eyewear applications, and 3D printing. Here, we present a roundup of seriously smart eyewear. Welcome to the bleeding edge.

Model Photography by Jurgen Reisch > Still Life Photography by David Kressler

Styled + Directed by Erinn Morgan > Art Direction by William Pfaff

Still Life Shot Styled by Kerri Ann Raimo > Fitting Optician: Rhea Aldridge of Gogosha Optique

Hair + Makeup by Prisca Wille > Model: Hannah Haehn/Photogenics

Pure Tech
CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC style CKNYC1810 from Marchon cuts the edge with a wildly lightweight design that bends the rules in stainless steel and temples wrapped in leather.

Talk the Tech (From top)
Moncler Lunettes style ML0054 from Marcolin is a classic pilot with a high-tech twist—featuring a frame front structured around a single lens and thin “duvet”-inspired temples.
neubau eyewear style Felix 3D T052 from Silhouette uses a 3D-printed application frame front paired with temples crafted of stainless steel.
OVVO Optics style Viggo reigns from the brand’s new collaboration with tennis champ Caroline Wozniacki, with a lightweight military-grade surgical-steel-and-titanium composite originally developed for spacecraft use.
Blackfin style Marrowstone BF832 from Villa Eyewear features Blackfin’s patented nano-plating treatment, in which pure 24-karat particles of gold are deposited atom by atom onto the surface of the frame.

Back, To The Future
The Koali 20028K from Morel brings out the lightness of seeing in a pure silhouette punctuated with nylon and stainless steel materials.

3D Definition
The OXYDO O.No 2.1 from Safilo is a truly tech-worthy ’70s retro shape emboldened with 3D-printed frame accents.

Tech On-Trend
The small, narrow sunwear look gets a modern edge in the Gigi Hadid for Vogue Eyewear VO 4105S from Luxottica, which boasts a futuristic shield.

Color Fusion
The Sparkle Marble Collection from OKIA features HDA (High-Definition Acetate) technology and CSB (Crazy Sparkling Beauty) technique for three-dimensional and shining marble-inspired patterns.