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OT  looks at launches across optics including new ranges for children, lightweight materials, and personalised styles

 A woman with white hair wears a shiny sage green dress and stands against an olive green background. She wears spectacles with a dark top and sides that transitions into a clear plastic at the bottom of the frame
Stepper Eyewear


Tradition and innovation


Stepper Eyewear released a new frame, combining the “enduring charm” of classic design in an advanced, injection moulded plastic.

The ‘SI-30092’ is made of a lightweight and flexible TX5 material, while the company suggested that the use of plastic and titanium enhance comfort, durability, and longevity.

The frame is available in two colours: raspberry and ocean.

Peter Reeve, managing director of Stepper UK, said: “Wearers can experience the best of both worlds as we seamlessly marry tradition with innovation.”
A woman with dark hair in a pixie cut wears round sunglasses with four modular sections – a red cat’s eye, a rounded blue base, a squared yellow, and round white base.


Playful frames


Kaleos has collaborated with the Barcelona-Based creative studio, Hey, to create a unique frame.

The Kaleos x Hey design allows for multiple frame compositions on one body frame, which the companies suggest can create 1296 different sunglasses.

The collaboration was built on pillars of “playfulness, creativity, and infinite shapes,” with the frame design drawing inspiration from the colourful drawings of Hey. 
Lee Minho wears dark sunglasses and a tan trench coat
Mikael Jansson


A bold campaign


Safilo Group and Boss presented the Spring/Summer 2024 Boss Eyewear collection.

The collection, and associated campaign, centre themes of self-determination and confidence.

Included in the new line are frames made from Acetate Renew – composed of bio-based and recycled materials – while lenses are made of either bio-based nylon or Tritan Renew, a plastic made from recycled materials.

The styles are offered in solid colours or shades of Havana, with metal embellishments that form the Boss stripes.

The campaign features British singer and actress, Suki Waterhouse, Italian tennis player, Matteo Berrettini, and South Korean actor, Lee Minho.
A pair of aviator style sunglasses in black with gold detailing on the hinges and temples


Silver screen star


Lozza stars on the big screen in the new film Race for Glory – Audi vs Lancia.

In the film, which tells the story of the 1983 rally race between Audi and Lancia, the protagonist Cesare Fiorio (played by Riccardo Scamarcio) wears ‘Zilo 2.0 (SL4330.’

The iconic Lozza model was restyled for the film into a contemporary design.

Barbara De Rigo, chief marketing officer of the De Rigo Group, commented: “The historical bond of our Lozza brand with the world of art and Italian excellence is once again renewed in this partnership with the world of cinema.”

The style is available in four colourways.
 A young girl poses in lavender spectacles
Dibble Optical


Comfort and confidence


Dibble Optical has introduced the Low Bridge Fit collection to its Dilli Dalli range.

The range has been specifically designed to meet the needs of children with Down syndrome or with lower, flatter, or wider bridges.

The bridge is made from memory metal for flexibility and durability.

Comfort and confidence are a focus of the collection, aiming to provide a “snug and stable fit” with lower nose pads and extended end pieces.

The Soft-Touch multi-action sides have interchangeable short and long options.