Sama Men’s Collection for Spring/Summer 2017 takes us on a fantastic journey with new advances in tech, artisanal metal work, mixed materials, and some of the most intricately designed feats in eyewear engineering.
For Sheila Vance, CEO & Designer nothing is embellished without purpose as she is always pushing the art of discovery, creating flawless features and nuances that are part of intimacy with the wearer. Even the most basic Sama style has an intricate feature or complexity and a design subtlety definable only by the most discerning eye. Beta-titanium metals, combinations of raw materials and natural elements, flat facing matte finishes, futuristic forms and custom colors, offer new evolved models.
Nano temples are introduced with intricate laser etching in vintage washed metals that enhance the frame. Layered insets of the thinnest, flat layer of metal shown both in and out of the acetate create textured combinations. Rounding out the classics this season is the extension of the director’s series, pairing rich antiqued metal nano temples with custom colored acetate faces. For summer 2017 Sama introduces a modified club master shape, with the flat metal temple and front frame inserts giving a sleek, multi-dimension effect. Also, new for the season is the addition of a beta-titanium, flat nose piece in matte white or gold tones paired to the frame. The new single piece metal, a totally hypoallergenic pad, ensures the frames are “mark-free” for comfort and as good looking inside as out.
Men’s driving frames and aviator styles continue to take a front seat and are a force for the collection. Aviators are seen in bold sizes and new scale. Ambitious, geometric shapes and chunkier, bold matte gold, replace the traditional top bar for a futuristic flavor to the key coastal classic with the new Bravado frame. Square and more exaggerated shapes push new limits in the premium category.
Futuristic forms continue with designer Sheila Vance’s state of the art one-piece, pure titanium “block” piece in her 1991 series. A newer version of the inspired aviator was created with only one piece of metal and a single milled eye wire screw in full flat and 2 base curve options. New in the combustion series she offers round and classic oversized aviator shapes with flat lenses and its signature diamond plate detailed temple in titanium for a sleek, sporty look and that is still featherweight.
Exciting new custom lens options for the collection include a light wash, milder mirrors and pale ombres, in addition to their liquid gold (24K yellow, 18K white and rose), 100% pure platinum and an array of opaque colored mirrors.
The cool factor certainly heats up for Men for Sama Summer 2017.