Optical Prism January 2020 OP_January_2020_FINAL_joomag - Page 28

On the cover Popular colours include rose gold, pinks and coloured crystals. Alternative/Plan “B” Eyewear is going full steam ahead on these trends and colour palette. From the Glacée collection, the GL6928 is an ultra-light Kate Spade New York Audri/G frame with a playful top and a bright pop of colour. For even more fun, the Grace collection offers the G8073 with eye-catching arms and a bold pattern in demi grey and gold. At Centennial Optical, director of product development Linda Mulford-Hum says the minimalist trend in home, G8073 apparel and accessories fashion has taken over everything. “People are making a statement of individuality by choosing less and by choosing more selectively,” she says. “Eyewear is certainly no different. Consumers want crafts- manship and the hand appeal of a quality-made product.” GL6928 CX1076 ST9039 Centennial is using its popular TLG (Thin. Light. Glasses) brand to give the market ultra-thin titanium and stainless steel frames. But also, high-density and compression plastics in thickness that mimics metal. Centennial is also inspiring with its Aspire line. The frames have five editions to help the wearer make a particular statement: Caring, Committed, Diligent, Sassy and Successful. Then, for something extra fun, there’s the c by Christian Lacroix, featuring a lively blue leaf pattern. At Optika Eyewear, Richard Allan says another top trend in 2020 will be the return of the double-bridge frames for women. Model ST9039 is one of the frames in Optika’s Soho Tech Eyewear line that features stainless steel construction with a new take on double bar designs. 26 Optical Prism | January 2020