Leimann Leim XX

The Parisian eyewear brand’s timeless collection highlights the Leim XX, a subtle round acetate design suitable for men and women 

As black hues return for Autumn, the Leim XX from Leimann fits right into the new collections, classic, elegant and somewhat understated amid the colourful statements on trend elsewhere. Above: the unisex Leim XX worn by a female model. The frame is distinguished by a clean minimal structure – it is offered in black, smoked crystal and a luxurious tortoise coloration

Parisian style on the go: the Leim XX is an elegant timeless design from the Parisian brand

The sun lenses are made from a thermoplastic material that is recyclable and respectful of the environment, with anti-reflective and hydrophobic treatment offering 100% UVA/UVB protection. A subtle tint, they ensure that the gaze of the eyes can still be seen.


Leimann Eyewear is an emerging design eyewear label, based in Paris and created on a foundation of expertise within the optical sector, ensuring that every detail and technical feature is fused together with consideration for the needs of the wearer, their comfort and ultimate style. For more information about the brand visit

New independent eyewear launch: Tocco Eyewear

US eyewear company Studio Optyx reveals new fully customisable rimless eyewear collection

Studio Optyx, the family-owned eyewear makers, known for their finely crafted premium collection Erkers1879, have announced a completely new minimal eyewear collection, Tocco. Designed by opticians, the range has been created as a minimal easy-to-wear eyewear solution, based on quality, craftsmanship and innovation. Above: carefully balanced minimal details are a feature of the new rimless collection, Tocco – surgical-grade titanium is used throughout the line for an excellent lightweight and comfortable eyewear experience 

Tocco Eyewear: a new rimless collection created by a family-owned independent eyewear company

Designed by opticians, Tocco is meant to simplify the complexities of rimless eyewear, focusing on accessibility for retailers with style, comfort, and quality as top priorities. This is achieved through a customizable system which offers endless combinations of colours, frame models, and lens shapes.

Tocco Eyewear: paired back, lightweight and completely customisable

Inspired by the simplest luxuries in life, Tocco Eyewear takes a minimalist approach to their design. Quality craftsmanship remains at the forefront of each frame while unnecessary embellishments are cast aside, allowing the wearer’s choice of colour and lens shape to breathe life into the collection. Dedication to detail is evidently a priority with details playing an important part in the overall aesthetic and nice touches such as the shaping of slim titanium components and custom screwless hinges. The industry-standard 2-hole lens to frame mounting design ensures integration into most in-house drill systems. To find out more about the new brand, visit

Rolf Spectacles: plant-based Substance [+] introduced

Eyestylist Exclusive: Rolf Spectacles has added to the sustainable Substance collection with new Substance [+] models

Building on its best-selling shapes, Rolf Spectacles has created new Substance [+] models which combine familiar shapes with robust strength. While the lens curves and nose widths remain the same, the aim was to create the frames with a significantly stronger and bolder aesthetic, offering a powerful feel and a whole new look – confident, easy-to-wear, and perfectly in line with the Substance ethos. Above: the line includes a trendy geometric shape as well as classic panto and rectangular designs

Substance [+]  models by Rolf Spectacles
Substance by Rolf Spectacles has won multiple awards since its first launch in 2020. One of the products in the line (Amur) was the winner of a highly regarded industry award – a Silmo d’Or – in 2021, and it is now recognised worldwide as a leading sustainable, 3D printed design collection.  Produced from plants which are grown in tropical climates without any kind of genetic engineering, and which don’t compete with food crops, the material has represented the perfect foundation upon which to build a completely new collection of highly functional, well built glasses which meet the demand for more climate-considerate products. Find out more at

Summer showcase: Article One adds opticals in Active line

The US independent brand’s new Active optical frames deliver on comfort and stability for the sports enthusiast. They also offer attractive shapes with a stylish finesse

Article One’s new optical styles in the Active collection tap in to a very special niche: sports eyewear fusing practical details and real design finesse, qualities combined that have long been hard to find. The models were created to extend the same ethos and design of the brand’s already established sports-oriented Active Sun collection. Above: examples of the frames in the Active optical series at Article One – featuring a new material called GKM

Model Dayton in the new Active collection, viewed from the back to show the new Active nose pads – the frame has a rectangular eye shape and traditional keyhole bridge

A new material called GKM has been used to create the styles, offering excellent properties to create a really light and flexible design; the material is also scratch resistant. The frames feature new nose pads which offer extra grip, whilst also remaining hidden and discreet. Other properties which contribute to the comfort of the design are the spring hinges and engraved ridges on temple tips, a small detail that provides added grip behind the ear.

Dunn by Article One – the aviator shape in the collection – with an eye-catching keyhole bridge

In this first release of 5 Active 0ptical products, each frame debuts in four distinct colorways ranging from bold greens to unique variations of tortoise and matt navy. A stylistic highlight of the line is the Dunn frame, which pays homage to the aviator shape of the ‘70s (above).  The Dayton, Buck and Ward frames offer classic, wearable shapes that are said to be “friendly to every face” while the Juno is characterised by a cat-eye inspired vintage shape. Find out more at

Summer showcase: Oli and M13 by VUE DC

Frames with character and sophisticated colorations from the independent French brand

Handcrafted and timeless with a classically inspired design, the collection at VUE DC is colourful and bold this season. For men, the thick, structural shapes of the frames have a distinguished look, with immaculate quality 8mm Mazzucchelli acetate used with striking contours and lines. For men, the shapes include the Oli frame, which has a sharp masculine shape; the signature raw cut finish on the entire outer line is used frequently by the label and creates an artisanal matt effect. Above: VUE DC’s model Oli in translucent red – the frame comes in classic black, grey horn, tortoise, translucent red and translucent light grey

M13 by VUE DC – available in black, electric blue, brushed metal, khaki or red

The M13, pictured above in khaki, is a strong metal design for men, with a classically inspired shape that is easy to wear. The double bridge design is discreet but creates an individual and versatile look, that would look great paired with formal wear or a smart casual male wardrobe.


VUE DC is a handmade French eyewear brand, adhering to the values of local French craftsmanship, with an expression of colour and architectural elegance that gives it its unique style. The result of many years of eyewear manufacture and crafting, the weight and form of each VUE DC style is carefully balanced for a comfortable eyewear experience. Find our more about the independent French eyewear label at