The CFDA Introduces… Eyewear!

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Image courtesy of the CFDA

Even when our glasses are smushed, caseless, at the bottom of our bags, they remain essential. I am blind without my distant glasses and 4,000 times chicer in sunglasses. Eyewear is a powerful thing. As such, the CFDA has established an official group for this very important category. They say, “the group’s aim is to inspire, empower, and promote awareness of eyewear design and the vitality of the optical industry through promotion, education, mentoring and collaborative initiatives.” The who’s who reads like a shopping list of every pair of sunnies/optical lenses you’ve ever dreamed of:

Barbara McReynolds, L.A. Eyeworks

Blake Kuwahara, Focus Group West

Christian Roth, Optical Affairs

Daniel Silberman, Illesteva

Gai Gheradi, L.A. Eyeworks

Grant Krajecki, Grey Ant

Justin Salguero, Illesteva

Larry Leight, Oliver Peoples

Natalie Levy, Grey Ant

Patty Perreira, Barton Perreira

Robert Marc, Robert Marc

Selima Salaun, Selima Optique

Shane Baum, Leisure Society

Their immediate goals will include runway partnerships, ready to wear collaborations, and a CFDA Press Day for Eyewear Designers, slated for 2015.