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Our flagship store at Bay and Bloor will be hosting the iconic Robert Marc collection of exquisitely beautiful, classic pieces this Saturday May 19, 2018 between 10 am to 5 pm.

Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to visit the entire handcrafted collection from a recognized leader in eyewear.

 

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Robert Marc is a phenomenal creator of timeless, classic eyewear designs incorporating modern elements. His handcrafted designs include the trademarked hinge inspired by historical design and construction. This signature hinge adds distinction and luxury to each frame and unifies the collection.

Robert Marc frames are hand crafted with only the highest quality italian acetate and titanium. The collection is known for layering contrasting and complementary colors and patterns to create depth and glamour in each frame.

Known in the industry for creating inspirational themed seasonal collections, Robert Marc presents his latest creations reflecting the immense beauty of the isle of Capri.

The spring/summer 2018 collection embraces Capri’s natural vistas and unparalleled social scene. An emphasis on mixed materials permeates the collection, combining metal and acetate, as well as new twists on lens colors and finishes.

 

“Women’s styles are like Capri: effortless, chic, magic”, including such colors as Black Linen, Blue Grotto, Bella Rose, Terrazzo and Capri Tortoise.

“Men’s styles convey the timeless sophistication of island society”, including colors such as Vintage Crystal, Mahogany, Blue Bay, Grey Cliffs and Vintage Pink Crystal.

 

 

 

*Info and image source Robert Marc

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This Saturday February 24, 2018 is a great opportunity to come to our Bay/Bloor St. store location for a trunk show presented by our Lindberg Rep. He will be bringing the whole lineup of exquisite, beautifully crafted and extremely lightweight Lindberg frames. Come and pick your Lindberg frame of choice and let us customize it to your colour specifications. We look forward to seeing everyone for this exciting event!!

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Truly inspirational is an accurate depiction of the Face a Face line of eyewear. Designed under the direction of founder Pascal Joulent in France, the line draws its inspiration from sources of Modern Art, architecture and contemporary design. The designs play with volumes, shapes, textures and a unique colour range, the latter of which is a true Face a Face trademark.

Most recently,  part of the collection is paying tribute to the De Stijl Dutch art movement with frames made with graphic lines and vibrant colour-blocking in “popping primary colours”. Dating back to 1917 this art movement’s raison d’être was to rebuild and reshape a changing society through art and design. The trademark of this movement was an abstract graphic look, which is now trending in contemporary architecture as well as on the catwalk.


In the newest collection of Face a Face frames, this trend has taken a modern twist and has been incorporated in many of the latest models.

Josephson Opticians is proud and excited to showcase many of these latest inspirational and unique pieces.

Info and images source Face a Face.com

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It is appropriate at this charitable time of the year to highlight a luxury frame manufacturer who’s very existence has a philanthropic purpose. The Sama line of handcrafted frames was founded two decades ago by eyewear designer Sheila Vance, with the purpose of funding a philanthropic organization. This organization, the Sam Vance Foundation, was founded in 1997 by Sheila Vance in memory of her son Sam, who died of an accidental heroine overdose at the tender age of 19, while experimenting with the drug in his freshman year at UCLA. The purpose of the foundation is to prevent drug abuse amongst teens and young adults, as well as help with the road to recovery for young addicts. Where most companies primary concern is to make money but may get into a charity to develop a social conscience, Sama was founded in order to fund the Sam Vance Foundation. Vance now donates 100% of the net proceeds from Sama’s Visionnaires collection, 100% of its Heart of Gold Special edition, as well as a portion of Sama Eyewear’s total annual sales.

Kudos to Sheila Vance for such philanthropic efforts. Those efforts are supported by Josephson Opticians.

In addition to being philanthropic, the Sama lineup of luxury brand handcrafted frames is exquisite. Many of the frames are timeless fashion accessories. Much of the collection reflect the latest seasonal trends from Milan, Paris, New York and Tokyo. Many a Hollywood celeb can be seen wearing frames from the Sama line.

We would like to invite you to share with us these truly inspirational and timeless pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

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