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Dlodlo V1 VR Headset

Dlodlo V1 VR Headset Launching October

We may soon be able to say goodbye to those bulky VR headsets that make you look like you’re wearing an ice cream tub on your head. With the introduction of Dlodlo’s V1, those shying away from the plastic headsets can look forward to stylish carbon fiber devices fitted with real sunglasses-like lenses.

Launching in October, this is the first headset that may feel as comfortable as a pair of glasses. To achieve this, Dlodlo’s V1 is made of silicon materials that prevent the headset from irritating the face of the wearer. Apart from a resolution of 2400×1200 and a 105° field of view, the Dlodlo’s V1 comes with an in-house-developed algorithm that works in the background to prevent latency and image distortion.

“Dlodlo has been committed to getting more people to enjoy the ultimate virtual reality experience any time at anywhere. By integrating the platforms and resources in hardware, software, application, platform and community and through the VR glasses, we aim to create a complete VR ecosystem, Dlodlo World,” said Li Gang, CEO of Dlodlo.

While many celebrate the new design and comfort it is set to provide, others have pointed out the limitations of the new design. With no smartphone or phablet housed within the device, the Dlodlo’s V1 needs to be plugged into a PC or controller module making the company’s claim of the device being ‘anytime at anywhere’, debatable. Adding to the list of issues raised by critics, the Dlodlo’s V1 is meant to be on par with HTC and Oculus whereas other entry-level headsets generally fall in line with Samsung’s Gear VR. Yet there is currently no clear word on accessories such as gloves or control pads that will be a necessity for doing anything other than watching immersive videos.

The final point of grievance for critics is that while Dlodlo is filled with experienced staff who are best described as industry experts, it is still a relatively young Chinese company (established 2013). By way of contrast, Sony Interactive Entertainment senior research engineer Richard Marks has been leading the team that’s building the PlayStation VR headset. His team has been at it since 2010 in order to launch it this October, when Dlodlo claims its headset will be available.

3 Chanel Fall/Winter Eyewear Styles

Fitting in with their ready-to-wear collection for this season comes the matching Chanel Fall/Winter 2016-2017 eyewear collection. These fancy glasses stretch over a variety of styles, ensuring that whatever tastes you have out there can be covered. Want to look contemporary and cool in the city, or perhaps you’re aiming for a look that feels more cyberpunk than anything else? Don’t worry, there’s just the right kind of frame for you. The whole collection is due in stores from June 2016 (which is now), with faceted glass designs available from September.

Urban Chic

Chanel Eyewear Urban Chic

These bedazzling shades are finished in acetate with scrolls of black ink for that swirling glow, and the lenses themselves have a metallic mirror sheen creating a cool effect. Of course, besides sunglasses, you can also have optical frames instead, and you can even ask for different frame types such as butterfly, square, and panto shapes. The frames come in colors ranging from deep blue and silvery green to amber-yellow, black and brown.


 Chanel Eyewear Vintage

This was spotted and singled out at the catwalk show because of its distinctive lack of a surrounding frame. The lenses take center stage here, of course. The oversized design and hand-polished faceted edges make for an exaggerated effect. Also notable are the softer palette of colors involved, ranging from pale gray to champagne shades. The lenses come in butterfly, octagonal and cat’s eye shapes.



Now this is the futuristic-chic solar mask for you if, by some chance, you’ve always wanted to look like an extra from Blade Runner’s neon-lit streets. It has an ultra-graphic flat aspect and is quilted around the edges with a laser. Yes, that’s right, lasers were involved here. They’ve had it out before, in the summer, but this version has new colors and shapes – with pilot and rectangular masks in silvery gray, orange/red and violet blue.

Dior, Rihanna Collaborate on Sunglasses

The names Rihanna and Dior might not seem like much of a match but the latest collaboration between the two speaks otherwise. For her second collaborative project with the French House, the Grammy Award-winning singer designed (from scratch, no less) a series of very futuristic looking sunglasses.

Inspired by the visor of Star Trek’s La Forge, the collection sees the frame in six color variations, including silver, pink, blue, green, red and a 24k gold-plated version. This may be the first time Dior has given its ambassador an opportunity to partake in the design process, but Rihanna is more than qualified. She released her Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection at New York Fashion Week in Febuary, and has since worked with Manolo Blahnik on a range of denim-centric footwear.

“We are very pleased to partner for the second time with Rihanna,” said Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano. “She is an artist, an entertainer, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a style icon for today’s generation.”

Read more about the collection on L’Officiel.com now.

Looking Fine: Dunhill Gentleman’s Eyewear

While Dunhill’s usually known for their suits, they aim to make you look refined in every aspect. Their Spring/Summer 2016 gentleman’s eyewear collection mixes signature design choices with a sturdy frame – ensuring that you get the perfect fit for your face. With part British-style, part Italian know-how, they’re set to deliver the most elegant product they can muster.

You can check out more over at Men’s Folio.

6 Designer Sunglasses for Spring/Summer 2016

With the summer sun upon us, intense light is a further burden to those of us already braving the heat. Spring/Summer 2016 eyewear collections have elegant and innovative designer shades on offer, allowing one to stay fashionable and comfortable, without having to squint all day long.

Offering up a big dollop of high-glitz glamor, Jimmy Choo’s Vivy shades feature round nude colored or gloss black acetate frames with Swarovski crystals as decoration. As an added plus, the jewels are fully detachable, allowing you to adapt your style for any scenario.


Vivy by Jimmy Choo

With the geek chic aesthetic brought back into vogue by the likes of brands like Gucci, Tom Ford has decided to tap into that with the Greta model. These shades sport thick geometric frames in retro inspired colors such as ‘transparent pink’ and ‘honey/brown’.


Tom Ford Greta Sunglasses Pink

Fendi takes a leap into the future with its Eye Shine collection, yet still holding within it a bit of the retro vibe. Ingeniously featuring a ‘frame within a frame’, these round glasses have a 1970s color scheme of golden yellows and turquoise blues, but have a cat’s-eye silhouette.


Eye Shine collection by Fendi

On the other side of the spectrum, Moncler went all the way back to the 1950s with a stylized range of butterfly shaped lenses in pastel colors like taupes, corals, and mint greens. All perfect for a laid back feminine vibe.


Moncler Spring/Summer 2016

The ultra-modern Chanel went for style blended with technology by having a flat-mirrored eye-mask/visor like design engraved with laser padding. This Plein Soleil 2016 line uses colors subtly based on acetate to allow for slipping back and forth from black to blue on a solar cat’s eye, or from black to white on an oval optic.


Chanel Eyewear Spring/Summer 2016

Finally, we take a look at Cartier. Popularly known as aviators, the Panthére de Cartier features the Maison’s emblematic panther making an unexpected appearance in the lens. The three-dimensional jeweled panther is completed in gold or platinum with black lacquer, much like most of the eyewear. Choose between a golden flash or graduated grey lenses with silver toned reflections for a sleek and polished look under the sun.

The Panthére de Cartier

The Panthére de Cartier

Images courtesy of the brands.

Cara Delevingne Fronts Chanel’s Eyewear Campaign

Now often seen more on the front row of fashion shows, instead of the runway, model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne makes a triumphant return with her new eyewear campaign for Chanel.

Shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself, Cara proves that she has never left fashion as she flaunts the hottest pieces from Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2016 eyewear collection.

Learn more about this exciting campaign and see the full collection at www.lofficielmalaysia.com.


(Source: L’Officiel Malaysia)

Devi Kroell

Devi Kroell to launch luxe eyewear brand for Dax Gabler

Devi Kroell

Designer Devi Kroell returns to fashion after a three-year hiatus, launching a luxury eyewear collection under the label Dax Gabler.

She says the first glasses, which appeared at Barneys New York and on her website with little fanfare over the summer, are a test, according to Women’s Wear Daily, who spotted the story.

They were popular in a trunk show seies she hosted in fashion hotspots including Portofino, Italy, the Spanish island of Ibiza, Mykonos, Greece, and Saint-Tropez, France.

Frames range in price from $475 to $550.

Kroell is reportedly preparing to introduce her resort offerings next month.

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab

Elie Saab to launch eyewear in 2017

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab

Lebanese fashion designer  is set to unveil a collection of eyewear after signing a deal with Italian eyewear company Safilo Group.

Safilo also produces and distributes eyewear for brands including Dior, Marc Jacobs and Céline. To be manufactured in Italy and Japan, Elie Saab’s eyewear collection will be available in Elie Saab boutiques and speciality eyewear shops when it launches in January 2017.

Bono U2

Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

Bono U2

Eyewear brand Revo has announced that U2 frontman Bono has designed a capsule collection for the brand that will launch in the fall.

Bono, who was diagnosed with glaucoma 20 years ago, is partnering with the brand on an initiative called “Buy Vision, Give Sight,” intended to improve access to eyecare in under-resourced communities.

Bono for Revo

As part of the partnership, Revo is to donate $10 from the sale of every pair of Revo sunglasses to the initiative, up to a total of $10 million.

The singer has reportedly been exclusively wearing Revo sunglasses on U2’s Innocence + Experience tour, and his capsule collection will include five styles and lenses in various colors.

It will be available at Revo.com, Sunglass Hut and other specialty, optical and sporting goods stores around the world.

Puma Logo

Puma joins forces with Kering Eyewear

Puma Logo

German sportswear manufacturer  has signed a partnership with Kering Eyewear to create sunglasses and optical frames.

Puma’s contract with Charmant — its current eyewear partner — expires in January 2016, reports WWD. Their first collection together is called “Collezione Uno” and it will be unveiled later this month.

“A new phase in the world of eyewear is beginning for us,” stated Puma chief executive officer Bjørn Gulden.

Gulden thanked Charmant for their 12 years of partnership and for having brought Puma Eyewear the success it has enjoyed over the years.

Byredo x Oliver Peoples


Byredo x Oliver Peoples

Luxury eyewear brand Oliver Peoples has teamed up with Swedish perfume house Byredo for Spring 2015.

Inspired by the landscapes of Los Angeles seen through different colored filters, the two labels have created both an original fragrance and a pair of sunglasses for the summer season.

Byredo’s fragrance features top notes of juniper berry and Californian lemon, an oris butter and patchouli fraction heart and base notes of musk, warm sand accord and helichrysum.

The scent was then reinterpreted by Oliver Peoples and represented in the form of shades, with the color of the lenses evoking the aromas of the perfume. The unisex specs come with either semi-matte black rims or a crystal beige frame, while the lenses come in three different photo chromatic options — indigo, champagne and green. The fragrance bottle also comes in the same hues.

Each product is co-signed by the two labels, which took the word “synaesthesia,” the process by which the stimulation of one sense leads to the awakening of a second sense, as their departure point for the project.

“It was important for me that this partnership had a true reason for being and synesthesia and the idea of joint perception became that. I have met artists, musicians and perfumers that display traits of this so-called disorder, and I have always been fascinated by the clarity of their descriptions,” explains Ben Gorham, founder and artistic director of Byredo.

The fragrance and sunglasses will be available to purchase separately or together as a personalized gift set, from Oliver Peoples and Byredo retail points as well as Barneys and Colette Paris.

The perfume is available for $175 for 50ml, the glasses for $450 and the two together for $530. The launch date is May 2.


Chanel Eyewear spring summer 2015

Chanel reveals eyewear campaign with Kristen Stewart

Chanel Eyewear spring summer 2015

 presents the Spring Summer 2015 Eyewear ad campaign starring Kristen Stewart and shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

For the new campaign, the American actress was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in black and white wearing a variety of spectacles and sunglasses and holding a camera of her own.

Chanel Eyewear spring 2015

Watch a behind-the-scenes look at the campaign shoot:

Burberry Gabardine Collection ss15

Burberry “The Gabardine Collection”

Burberry Gabardine Collection ss15

Burberry has launched its campaign for the Spring/Summer 2015 eyewear collection “The Gabardine Collection.”

Starring Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn and shot in London by Mario Testino, the campaign sees the 2 supermodels accessorizing their shades with the Burberry classic — trench coats — with a contemporary twist.


Comprising sunglasses and optical frames for women, the collection was inspired by the British fashion house’s gabardine fabric, a lightweight cloth which was first invented by the company’s founder Thomas Burberry in 1879 and is used on the brand’s heritage trench coats.

The material’s twill structure and soft drape features are referenced in the latest designs, which come with polished metal and acetate frames.

Burberry Gabardine Collection

The color palette features signature gradient honey, gradient nude, natural horn effect, oxblood and classic black and tortoise. Styles include square, cat-eye, round or butterfly shapes.

The collection also includes a limited edition pair of shades.

Featuring an oversize round frame with an 18K gold-plated draped gabardine temple, just 100 models will be produced.

The Gabardine Collection is available from Burberry stores worldwide.

Anna Cleveland

WATCH: Anna Cleveland Models Fendi Sunglasses

Anna Cleveland

Fendi cast Anna Cleveland to star in a video to launch the Spring/Summer 2015 sunglasses collection in collaboration with Thierry Lasry.

Switching in and out of wigs, costumes, and characters, Cleveland plays a real woman of mystery.

The capsule collection is inspired both by Rome’s Dolce Vita period and a series of archived Fendi designs from the 1980s and 1990s, handpicked by Silvia Venturini Fendi and Lasry.

Read the whole story @ L’Officiel Singapore


Eyeglasses convert to sunglasses upon command


A new type of eyeglass lens that rapidly darkens when you want it to, is soon to become a reality, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.

There are considerable limitations to the transitional, or photochromic lenses currently on the market, which fail to darken inside cars or under baseball caps. Furthermore many brands let the harmful rays seep through.

It also takes time for them to clear up when the sun disappears, which poses inherent safety implications.

A small electrical charge adds the magic touch to the Georgia Tech research team’s new development, which switches from clear to dark and back again in seconds, enabling the capacity for fine color tuning.

Any color in the entire range of hues in which sunglasses are commercially available is possible, according to the researchers, who say their method could be easily applied for retail versions.

Their paper was published in the journal American Chemical Society Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Gigi Hadid

Tom Ford Fall/​Winter 2014 Eyewear Campaign

Gigi Hadid

‘s brand never lacks flair and it has gathered two new fashion talents for its Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Eyewear campaign.

On one side is Gigi Hadid, 19, the face of the brand’s fragrance, Velvet Orchid, who is making her way into the fashion world as she also appears in Guess ads. On the men’s side is Patrick Schwarzenegger, 20, the son of the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, who has posed for Hudson Jeans.

The brand is putting the emphasis on youthfulness for this fall’s campaign.

Schwarzenegger is wearing a jacket and a charcoal grey turtleneck and is looking quite serious while Hadid embodies the eccentricity of youth, hair blowing in the wind, wearing a printed coat and huge glasses.

Fendi reveals new shades with rising star Kiesza

Fendi Color Block sunglasses

The Italian luxury brand has teased details of a new eyewear campaign starring up-and-coming Canadian singer Kiesza.

Kiesza was the star guest at a  party in Cannes that celebrated the ‘secret’ Fendi video that will appear in June, starring the pop star and showing off the Fendi Color Block Sunglasses collection for Summer 2014.

Kiesza wearing Fendi Color Block sunglasses

Directed by Ruth Hogben, the video sees Kiesza dancing along New York City skylines in an explosion of color that references the colored and transparent acetate layers in the Fendi Color Block eyewear.

Check out this film released by Fendi which mixes footage from the film with scenes from the glamorous Cannes event:

Lady Gaga Versace Eyewear campaign

Lady Gaga for Versace Eyewear Spring 2014 Campaign

Lady Gaga Versace Eyewear campaign

After posing in the Italian brand’s apparel and accessories, Lady Gaga is looking glamorous in Versace shades. The design house has revealed the first images of its latest eyewear campaign featuring its star spokesmodel.

The decor is the same as in Versace’s latest handbag and ready-to-wear campaigns. Posing on a couch, Lady Gaga looks both glamorous and sexy.

Shot by the fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the singer wears an especially racy black dress with a plunging neckline, a bare midriff and a skirt with a high split.

Of course, Lady Gaga is also wearing a pair of sunglasses from the Italian brand’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection.

Featuring a matte black frame accented with gold, the new shades are as eccentric as the curvaceous blonde seen wearing them.