Derek Lam Introduces SS 2013

New York-

Derek Lam’s sophisticated interpretation of American luxury sportswear for his Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection included madras plaid dresses, cotton tee shirts, and leather skirts in an array of colors such as sunny yellow and fatigue green. The ready to wear pieces translated seamlessly from the runway to Lam’s eyewear. Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2013 eyewear collection features cat-eye, soft oval and square frames in red tortoise, black and aqua bi-level and matte crystal acetates. All frames feature a multi-barrel hinge and exquisite Japanese finishing.

The ophthalmic collection consists of 3 new styles:

243 - A measure of sass and confidence redefines the cat-eye in this bold silhouette. Crafted with unique angles in handmade Italian acetate, this feminine frame features a distinct brow line. Made complete with a multi-barrel hinge and exquisite Japanese finishing, it’s available in Tortoise, Rose crystal, Blue crystal, and Black and Aqua laminate.

244 - A fierce, unapologetic update to a classic look, this sophisticated and feminine soft oval is retro-inspired with a strong brow in handmade Italian acetate. This design is available in Black, Tortoise, Red Tortoise, and Blue crystal.

245 - A soft, oversized, unisex square frame that stands apart for its weightier corners around the lenses. Featuring a carved arm for added interest, this design is available in classic colors, as well as Blue crystal for a more feminine touch.

The Sun collection includes 3 new styles:

Ripley - Distinguished by an easy-to-wear sensibility, the RIPLEY projects confidence in its unisex large deep square frame. Defined by its moderately thick lines, chunky corners, and a carved, extra thick nose bar, the look is completed with a multi-barrel hinge for ease and elegance. This design is available in Black and Tortoise, and Turquoise fade—all with gradient lenses.

Pheonix - A complex balance of thickness in handmade Italian acetate quietly defines this women’s retro cat-eye frame. The PHEONIX is slightly edgy with classic elements like the keyhole bridge, and its color options Nude and Blue crystal offer a runway look. The Black and Aqua laminate or Tortoise offer a subtle alternative.

Sammy - Fashion forward with a timeless sensibility, the SAMMY, a women’s modified round in handmade Italian acetate, offers a thin feminine profile enhanced with a retro keyhole bridge. The design is completed with a set of rivets at the end pieces, gradient lenses and two standout color options, Blue crystal and Yellow fade, plus a multi-barrel hinge and exquisite Japanese finishing.

For further information, please contact:
Natalie Ligon
MODO Eyewear
T: 212.965.4947
nligon@modo.com