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FEATHERLIGHT 1

Dita was founded in 1995, re-inventing eyewear by “transcending its conventions” and creating exceptional and discreet luxury eyewear. It’s designs range from bold character frames to new interpretations of timeless shapes through innovative technology. Highest levels of care and design in the manufacturing process provide a coveted reputation as a leader in optical innovation. All frames are hand crafted in Japan with great care and without regard for the extra time required to produce a product that can not only stand the test of time, but feels like luxury in hand. Production of one singular pair can sometimes take months.

MACH 1

One of their very popular iconic sun collections is the Mach series. It is inspired by the “love of fast cars, speed boats and sleek planes that are built with advanced construction methods and superb materials. These frames are built to ignite the same intensity that only the finest of these machines can trigger”. These sunglass frames are made of titanium, some with plastic rim details, titanium nose pads, acetate temple tips for comfort and easy adjustments. All have 100% UVA and UVB lenses with anti-reflective coatings.

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Dita-Laminate frames are one of the newer innovations in the Dita family. These are manufactured without the thought of time. Their master craftsmen may take up to three times longer to craft each one.
“Dita-Laminate frames are milled, plated and hand laminated with a ground breaking manufacturing technique that reveals in contrast – pairing the strength of steel with the iconic silhouette of an acetate frame. The result of this process is a light-weight, extremely thin, durable eyewear that is unlike any other”.

Dita is the preferred eyewear of many discerning clientele, including A-list celebs. A collection not to be missed.

 

*images and info Dita.com

 

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Quality and design abound in these lines of luxury eyewear. Come in to see and “feel it’s presence”.
Dita only Wednesday June 13. 11 am – 3 pm, at our Richmond Adelaide store, and Saturday June 16 both Dita and Thom Browne at our flagship Bay/Bloor location from 10 am – 5 pm

 

 

 

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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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We’re very excited to host the Chrome Hearts trunk show this Saturday at the Josephson Flagship location.

Join us from 10am to 5pm to get a peek at the newly launched styles from LA . A collection with truly exciting and innovative design and material combinations you don’t want to miss.

See you all on Saturday !!

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Introducing a newly launched pure designed and structurally aesthetic eye wear line. A minimalist design concept that strips away at all the unnecessary elements within  an exceptional and traditional craftsmanship that embodies the “Made in Japan” tradition.

Introducing YUICHI TOYAMA,  quality with exceptional traditional craftsmanship and innovative design. Simple yet unique. An eyewear line expressing individuality without trend.

Yuichi Toyama is deeply influenced by the history of eyewear. His design is an interpretation of the traditional aesthetics of structure and color, combined with modern eyewear decor. This is the strong basis on which he develops the new collections.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of

Yuichi’s artistic journey as an eyewear designer. To acknowledge the quarter century milestone, the brand changes its name from USH to YUICHI TOYAMA  to achieve its full potential in continuing to offer unconventional, timeless products based on an extraordinary experience and the highest Japanese quality.

 

Come and experience this unique and distinctive eyewear,  uninfluenced by neither trends nor fashion, YUICHI TOYAMA, exclusively at Jospehson Opticians Flagship store-Bay & Bloor location.

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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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The  name Lindberg has become synonymous with exceptional quality and design, clean cut aesthetics, lightweight and beautifully crafted eyewear….a distinction they don’t take lightly.In fact they are constantly pushing the boundaries of design and materials they incorporate into their repertoire of elegant eyewear.

Our feature at Josephson’s this month is the award –winning beautiful and natural Lindberg Horn Collection.

 

Keeping true to their minimalist Danish design concept, Lindberg have incorporated advanced technology and superior craftsmanship to work on this exquisite material to create a stunning collection of ultrathin horn frames.

These unique frame fronts are constructed with layers of laminated horn to give the structure more strength and stability and are then individually hand polished to bring out their gorgeous natural color patterns and hues.

The temples are made of lightweight and adjustable titanium and are available in 4 different shades. The bridges have adjustable as well as interchangeable nose pads to give any face the perfect fitting frame.

 

For a limited time, the complete Lindberg Horn collection is available to view at the Josephson Flagship located at 60 Bloor Street.

Come in to select from the array of unique shapes and natural shades available on the fronts and the clean titanium options for the temples.

 

 

Info and image source lindberg.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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