Modo for Jason Wu Introduces SS 2013

New York -

Known for his mastery of feminine and flirty silhouettes, Jason Wu added a shockingly provocative twist to his Spring/Summer 2013 ready to wear collection. Leather and lace in nudes and blacks dominated the runway. To complete the looks, Wu added glamorous, exaggerated cat-eye frames and retro cat-eye frames in lace, nude and black acetates. Jason Wu’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection offers shapes that are easy to wear in an array of interesting colors such as turquoise crystals and lace print acetates. All pieces are designed in SOHO, NY and handmade in Japan.

The ophthalmic collection consists of 3 new styles:

Karla - A vintage chic vibe distinguishes the KARLA, a boldly modern modified cat eye in handmade Italian acetate. Metal detailing on the end pieces refine an otherwise weightier angle with cross hatch texture for interest. Embellished with a keyhole bridge and a new Jason Wu monogram on the exterior of the left temple, these frames are made for women who prefer to stand apart.

Marlow - Undeniably cool, the MARLOW is fashion forward without pretention, creating a very thin and light square shape in handmade Italian acetate. An androgynous look for women, it is available in feminine colors fuzzy Matte Pink and lush Matte Sapphire, as well as classics like Black and Dark Tortoise.

Thea - Round meets square in this sophisticated alternative to traditional eyewear. A gently arching brow line, soft keyhole bridge, and thin lines in handmade Italian acetate create a gorgeously grounded look for women. Classic colors offer a fresh, straightforward style, while Juicy Ruby in crystal bi-level and lush Sapphire offer a more daring turn.

The Sun collection includes 3 new styles and 2 special edition styles:

Deidre - With a wink to the KARLA design, the DEIDRE makes a severely hip case for wearing sunglasses at all times. Youthful and wearable, this quintessential cat eye is modernized in handmade Italian acetate with discrete embellishments, including a thick nose bridge and metal pieces textured with cross hatch on the corners of the frames. Standout colors include Matte Blue bi-level with crystal and Ruby bi-level with crystal.

Petra - For women who prefer grand proportions, the PETRA offers unrestrained glamour. Enhanced with classic undertones, this modified round frame is distinctly feminine and uniquely flattering. Gradient lenses and a grid-like texture on the bottom half of the front-end dimension, and a thick bridge complements the thin frame in handmade Italian acetate.

Newton - Slightly mod and entirely unique, the NEWTON stands out for its unusual angles and spunky attitude. A play of texture and thickness elevate the curvaceous lines of this frame. Handmade Italian acetate is both light and distinguished, paired with double gradient lenses to make a bold statement in classic hues and vintage inspired colors like creamy Matte Sand and richly textured Olive.

Felia (Special Edition) - This beautifully carved if slightly over-the-top take on the deep square redefines the elegance the dramatic cat eye look. The FELIA balances steep angles with a gently textured pattern along the brow bar that evokes Wu’s signature for retro styling with a modern twist. Utterly wearable and timeless, this design includes subtle branding with a logo plaque on the interior of the temple near the hinge.

Silvie (Special Edition) - Refined elegance meets modern glamour in this vintage-inspired shape with smaller retro fit. The SILVIE gets its catty attitude from the finely curved lines in handmade Italian acetate, a style that creates a sophisticated tonal look in soft Matte colors like Olive and Sand, or elegant refinement in classic Black and Dark Tortoise.

For further information, please contact:
Natalie Ligon
MODO Eyewear
T: 212.965.4947
nligon@modo.com