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.

Medicom Toy (Japan) x Oakley Frogskins Bearbrick for BEAMS

Longstanding Japanese toy label Medicom Toy outfits its hallmark Bearbrick model with a pair of Oakley’s Frogskins sunglasses for a new release for compatriot retailer BEAMS. The collaboration embodies Oakley’s slick vibe on an equitably smooth translucent Bearbrick, featuring the brand logo on the chest alongside a screen of the silhouette on the toy’s face.

Arriving as a special, limited-edition gift at BEAMS locations in Harajuku, Nagoya, Yokohama and Shibuya, pick up this iteration of the Bearbrick beginning April 17.

Kenzo Takada x Masunaga Sunglass Collection

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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Shanghai Tang x AM Eyewear Summer 2014 Sunglasses Collection

 

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Shanghai Tang’s modern vision of Chinese chic is brought to life by a collaboration with Australian optical specialist AM Eyewear. Inspired by the iconic Chinese round-framed style, this ancient and traditional style of eyewear dates back to the 12th century, where flat panes of smokey quartz and such crystals were used by judges in ancient Chinese courts to conceal their facial expressions.
Respecting yet modernizing this traditional style, the collaboration comes in five vibrant colorways and combinations. Expertly handcrafted, the collaborative sunglasses collection is now available at Shangai Tang.
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BAPE Sunglasses 08

 

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A Bathing Ape continues to roll out its line of glasses with the latest being the new Sunglasses 08 model. This release features two available colors and a clip-on attachment that adds the all so familiar BAPE-STA logo to the lenses, reminiscent of 2008 when louvered sunglasses were ubiquitous, hence the model title.

The sunglasses are now available at BAPE stores for $345 USD.

 

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