Covry Sunwear makes sunglasses that are made to fit Asian faces

COVRY SUNWEAR

Huffington Post (by Madelyn Chung):

If you’re Asian, you probably know the difficulty of finding a pair of sunglasses that actually fits.

With our high cheekbones and low nose bridges, glasses seem to constantly fall down our faces, only to sit too tightly on our cheeks.

Well, a new sunglasses brand has the answer to all of our problems. Started by high school friends Athina Wang, 25, and Florence Shin, 24, Covry Sunwear goes beyond the standard fit to better complement diverse facial features.

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We were both frustrated with not being able to find sunglasses that fit us,” Shin told Cosmopolitan.com. “We always felt like we had to compromise the style, the fit, or the price.”

Using their backgrounds in fashion design and business, the duo developed a prototype over a year before coming up with the “Elevated Fit,” which features longer nose pads, reduced frame curvature and a narrowed nose bridge. They chose this name over “Asian Fit” because they realized people of all ethnicities also struggle with the same issues.

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Covry offers three styles: The Castor, Lynx and Vega, all of which are unisex and UV protected with polarized lenses and reduced glares. And the best part? They’re actually stylish, unlike the “Asian Fit” glasses offered by other brands.

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And it looks like tapping into this underrepresented market has paid off — Covry’s Kickstarter campaign has surpassed their goal of $18,500 and their stretch goal of $25,000. Now, customers can sign up at www.covrysunwear.com to be notified as soon as they’re available to shop. They’ll retail for $95 each.

We’re hoping that this solves sunglasses shopping, an experience that isn’t inclusive of everyone,” Wang told Mashable.

We say, it’s about damn time.

uniform experiment (Japan) x TAIHACHIRO-KINSEI 2015 Spring/Summer Glasses

Sony SmartEyeGlasses are technologically advanced but stylistically questionable

Sony announced its foray into smart glasses last September, and now we get the first look at the development of “SmartEyeGlasses,” a transparent lens eyewear that connects with smartphones to superimpose information onto the real world, such as symbols, text and images. The eyepiece is equipped with a diverse range of sensor technologies such as a CMOS image sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, microphone and more.

The augmented reality accessory aims to give the user information about their current status, acting as a live feed of necessary information that appears in your field of view. The “SmartEyeGlasses” utilizes unique hologram optics to achieve a lens that is capable of a high transparency of 85% with just a 0.3mm thickness. Technologically, the glasses are advanced with huge potential, however, aesthetically, they may be more reminiscent of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle than someone tech-savvy. The glasses will be available in some countries beginning March 2015, but check out the video above.

Kenzo Takada x Masunaga Sunglass Collection

TOMS Hong Kong flagship store opening

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Humanitarian-driven footwear brand TOMS reaffirms its ethical approach to fashion in Hong Kong with the opening of its first store in the metropolis, coinciding with the release of the brand’s fall collection.

To celebrate the opening of the store, a launch event will be held on October 29, beginning with a “Style your TOMS” session wherein customers who purchased TOMS shoes or eyewear from October 18 onwards will be able to customize their newly bought shoes or eyewear case under the mentorship of TOMS resident artist Tyler Ramsey and fashion blogger Geneva Vanderzeil. A cocktail party featuring a live in-store drip painting by Ramsey will cap the day off. Available at the new store will be updated prints and materials for the original Classics slip-on, alongside other silhouettes such as the Alpa Boot, Nepal Boot and the Tribal Boot. Also featured will be a selection of frames from its eyewear collection, which also runs under the “one for one” donation scheme.

For more on TOMS’ current offerings, head to its Facebook page.

 

TOMS Hong Kong
Shop 3092B, Podium Level 3
ifc mall, Central
Hong Kong

 

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Alexander Wang x H&M 2014 Accessories Collection

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Featuring all the accessories you could want and then some, Alexander Wang has collaborated with H&M for an extensive all-black, tongue-in-cheek accessories collection. Among the more eclectic items are a yoga mat, scuba gloves, a two-finger whistle ring, boxing gloves, a towel and a magnetised trophy cup. More practical offerings include jacquard beanies, a leather front-zipping boot, hybrid scuba sneakers, and backpacks in leather and mesh with oversized branded zip pulls.

Along with an accompanying menswear capsule collection focused on technical and performance wear, the entire Alexander Wang x H&M collection will be available at your nearest H&M store from November 6.

 

 

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