SUPER Sunglasses Spring/Summer 2012 “Offshore” Collection is now in stock.
Made with the lingering warm days and nights of Summer in mind, color is key this season.
The collection’s palette includes new fresh Havana and Matte Havana acetates, a variety of soft semi-translucent candy colors, as well as a plethora of lens tints— each combination carefully selected.
Just in time for summer we get the release of the LIMITED EDITION “Visiva Series”. A selection of vintage prints were meticulously chosen to line the interior of classic Super shapes, each coming with a special edition matching box. Other new releases include the Pilot Series, Super’s first full metal silhouette, the Leon; as well as a full range of optical frames.
There’s a lot to cover, so without further ado…
Let us proceed to the roundup:
Visiva Series: for Spring/Summer 2012 Only.
To add some unique flavor for the summer months Super carefully matched up vintage 70’s and 80’s prints with their classic shapes and acetates. Each frame comes complete with a special edition matching printed box and will only be produced during the summer of 2012. So be sure to add a piece to your collection while you can. Each print is available in selected styles and colors.
Shop Super Inn, Available in:
Super America - Black / Inn Print >>
Shop Super Bananas, Available in:
Super Flat Top - Black / Bananas Print >>
Shop Super Cactus, Available in:
Super Basic Shape - Dark Tortoise / Cactus Print >>
Super’s Pilot series are outfitted in specially formulated contrast lenses. Studies have proven that the special brown and orange tinted lenses provide the optimum balance of contrast and comfort to the eye, greatly enhancing the clarity of vision. Such lenses work wonders on overcast days or while driving. The lenses are also further enhanced by an anti-reflective coating on the inside to eliminate distracting bounce back glare and reflections.
Super’s first full metal silhouette, Leon is an over-sized metal frame which has a single bridge, giving a very unique take on an aviator design. Engraved metal circumnavigates the lenses and is characterized by a flexible yet firm bridge, allowing complete comfort in the fit. Further detail is underlined with the subtle inscription underneath the bridge and on the nose pads. The Leon features premium Italian Barberini glass photochromic lenses. Photochromic lenses react to the UV/sunlight and get darker, thus providing for the most comfortable vision possible under various light conditions.
The Jaguar ‘QUASIMODO’ is a result of a long-forgotten acetate-blending technique from the Seventies. This completely unique yet classic piece of eyewear is composed of three various havana acetates in the same family of color, with each acetate forming a different component of the shades.
The Jaguar is now offered in a beautiful, feminine, and unique semi-transparent two-tone acetate: a color named by SUPER as simply “Eve”.
More subdued than other releases, the new Havana colors still stand out: classic, fresh, and among our favorites this season. Super has experimented with various shades of Havana for its most classic core styles: the Basic Shape in a very dark and rich matte havana, the People in a medium matte havana, and the Ciccio model in a glossy “Burnt Havana”.
Ultra-feminine, with a retro 60s and 70s flavor, the Super Lucia is now available in 4 new “candy” colors. The sweet candy-colored crystal acetates are paired with contrasting colored lenses, semi-transparent in order to subtly see the wearer’s eyes. Playful, flirtatious, provocative: sure to turn heads.
Last season Super gave us the Flat Top Small, now this season they introduce the third size variation of their staple Flat Top, the Flat Top Large. Made for those who prefer or need a larger size fit, the Flat Top Large is Super’s exact classic Flat Top model only scaled up in size.
While SUPER has always included select optical styles, the SS 2012 collection is the first time they have developed a very full range of eyeglasses. The collection includes a variety of colors in almost all of their signature silhouettes: Basic Shape, Ciccio, People, America, Panama, Jaguar, 49er, Paloma, Flat Top Small, as well as a completely new metal style name the “Primo”(shown below).