MODO’s 3.1 Phillip Lim Presents F/W 2012

New York

Phillip Lim's Fall 2012 optical and sunglass designs are inspired by comic books and superheroes. The inspiration was subtly displayed on the runway with pieces such as capes and strong tailoring accents that represent power. Keeping functionality at the heart of his work, Phillip Lim presents his Fall 2012 collection without the expected clichés associated with a comic book theme. Phillip Lim continues to produce unexpected and unique frames and sunglasses that push the boundaries of eyewear design and further convey each collection's concept. Fall 2012 innovative designs include enamel lined edging, unique semi-rim constructions and optional sun clip additions. Frames are available in colors such as crystal vapor, crystal black, mahogany, navy, green tortoise, black, antique white, dark gun and putty.

The optical collection consists of five pieces:

Trace - is a study in contrasts. This unisex is an aviator with a distinctive, oversized look. Chunky yet light acetate lends dimension to this style, allowing the black metal outline to pop as it extends partially around the edge of the frames. A symbiotic fusion of dark and light, warm and cool, this frame is made for those who prefer to stand out. Available colors include crystal vapor and crystal black acetate.

Chopper - is for the boldly unapologetic who prefer to live and accessorize outside of the ordinary. This unisex frame turns semi-rimless design upside down. Its high-concept, unexpected silhouette provides a unique, avant-guard frame to the face, as the natural brow line becomes a central element to the entire look. Sculpted edges and the thick, lightweight acetate make this a truly sophisticated look. Available colors include mahogany and navy.

See See - is a women’s frame that incorporates a flair for fifties’ style that breaks all of the rules. The combination of arched, acetate brow and thick temple with fine metal rims, and the extension of acetate down the inner nasal surface are uniquely flattering and totally individual. Details like the keyhole bridge and bold, sculptured angles –especially at the corners of the frames – elevate the classic elements, creating a look all its own. Available colors include green tortoise, black and antique white.

Mister - A retro-inspired frame for men that evokes a bygone era yet remains unflinchingly modern. The extension of acetate along the outer edges of the lenses creates a structured framing effect that boldly contrasts the stainless steel bottom of the rims. For a look that is entirely distinguished by the details, this modified deep square is totally sophisticated and easy to wear. Available in black, mahogany, and crystal vapor.

Ashe - is a unisex frame that is an update to the popular 50s-esque browline. Made of titanium, the defined brow compliments fine rims, and acetate tips are included for comfort. Offered in four striking colors; black, brown dark gun, antique white, a matte finish ensures a look that is striking, simple, and a modern classic.

Guy - is a classic look for men and women with subtle details that lend a bold attitude. Elements including a slightly angular square lens, keyhole bridge, and oversized fit are elevated by the chunky acetate frame and fine, sculptured detailing at the corners and along the temples. Unexpectedly architectural, this go-to look is available in black, burgundy, putty, and crystal vapor.

The Sun collection consists of 5 pieces:

Shayde - for men and women on the go, this frame offers a refined option for transitioning from the indoors to the outdoors. The classic modified round shape is balanced by structural carving at the corner of the brow, larger end pieces, and a soft keyhole bridge. Topped with a retro-inspired sun clip, these frames project a clean, modern aesthetic that’s both versatile and elegant. Available colors include black, mahogany, navy, and antique white acetate.

Ace - is an update to the ubiquitous aviator, infusing it with personality. Crocodile-textured metal temples and leather temple tips offer a surprising twist that stands out on both men and women. Available in navy smoke and grey smoke, both acetates incorporate a textured swirl for an added contrast that is utterly individual.

Chopper Soleil - is a unisex modified, statement-making aviator with upside down nylon semi- rimless construction that includes sculpting and carving at the edges to project the appearance of heft, yet doesn’t carry much weight. Available colors include dark, swirl textured acetates in grey smoke and navy smoke, or solid black, burgundy, and putty.

Orbit - is a feminine echo of line and color that is made to stand out. The unusual way the modified round lens is surrounded by metal and inserted into the acetate draws the eye, while detailing like the subtle keyhole bridge and severe beveling give these frames a classic flair. Available colors include crystal vapor, crystal black, crystal smoke, and mahogany, this frame is a girl’s best friend year-round.

GoGo - is a universally flattering, oversized aviator that combines metal and acetate for a look that is modern and refined. The lizard-textured metal temple contrasts with its leather temple tips, projecting confidence and a little bit of attitude. It’s a style that is at once luxurious and undeniably cool. Available colors include black and putty.

For Press inquiries, please contact:
Natalie Ligon
MODO Eyewear
p. 212.965.4902
nligon@modo.com