As stylist to some of the most fashionable stars in Hollywood, Kate Young is renowned for bringing tomorrow’s styles to life on the red carpet. As consultant to top magazine editors and fashion designers, she not only helps define what’s now — she predicts what’s next.
It only makes sense that Kate Young would turn to Tura, the originator of eyewear as a fashion accessory, to help translate her visionary styling into optical fashion.
Tura has always been ahead-of-the-curve. Drawing over 75 years of innovation, Tura was the ideal partner to help translate Kate’s breakthrough styling into head-turning optical fashion. It was Tura, after all, that gave birth to the idea of the eyewear wardrobe as a fashion necessity.
Inspired by the Kate’s penchant for modern retro styling, the Kate Young collection pairs vintage components with decidedly updated silhouettes for beautifully original looks with standout details. Each style is designed in NYC and impeccably crafted for the chic style setter.
The rich color palette includes amber, tortoise and blush, crystal, khaki, black and grey. The collection consists of 6 optical styles and 8 sunglasses that feature unique metal details in a variety of finishes developed by Kate Young to create a statement.
Tura will be selling this exclusive collection at select high fashion optical boutiques. Qualifying accounts will enjoy the high fashion look book and unique packaging that accompanies the collection.
“I’m really excited about this project and wanted to create a vintage inspired collection that is sophisticated, elegant and timeless,” said Kate Young. “Tura has a tremendous heritage in the eyewear market but is also incredibly innovative, modern and focused on quality to make an ideal partnership.”
This oversized round shape is updated with a cat eye corner. The metal endpiece is stepped out to add a modern twist. Made in France using OBE spring hinges. Colors include black laminate on bone colored horn, a milky tortoise and a strikingly bold bone horn. Colors: Black, Tortoise, and Bone
This 60’s inspired exaggerated cat eye shape features faceted Swarovski triangle stones accentuated on the front corners. The rich acetate colors are available in matte, laminate, or gradient finishes. Made in Italy using OBE spring hinges. Colors: Black Matte, Black, and Rose
This Clubmaster inspired style features a cat eye twist. The metal wire elegantly flows through the acetate and into the temples for a continuous line. The integrated spring hinges in the thin barrel metal temples provide a sleek finish. Made in Italy. Colors: Grey, Black, and Tortoise
A modern and dramatic cat eye shape highlighted with edgy metal triangles inlaid to accentuate the cat eye corners and create a jewelry statement. Made in France using rich laminated acetates, Zeiss CR-39 lenses and OBE spring hinges. Colors: Black, Bone, and Tortoise
A soft square frame using thick transparent acetate to create an oversized modern look. The keyhole bridge provides a retro twist. The metal plaque is layered behind transparent acetate for a subtle lux accent. Made in Japan with Zeiss CR-39 lenses and OBE spring hinges. Colors: Grey, Rose, and Crystal
This 50’s vintage inspired cat eye shape features sleek metal barrel temples with integrated spring hinges. The frame is rimless on the bottom edge, emphasizing the slim profile. The metal eyewire under the plastic brow allows easy access to exposed holes for stringing, so the acetate doesn’t need to be removed. Made in Italy.
Tura will also launch a custom Kate Young eyewear collection website (www.kateyoung.tura.com) that will give detailed information on each frame, background on Kate, retail availability and press coverage. Additionally, both Kate and Tura will post updates on their respective social media platforms.
About Tura Inc.:
Tura Inc. is a leading optical design house based in Manhattan. Since 1938 the pursuit of exquisite craftsmanship and a passion for innovation have defined Tura as a fashion leader. Tura’s inspired vision of eyewear as a fashion accessory gave rise to a series of industry milestones, including an exclusive partnership with Vogue magazine and the industry’s first designer brand license with Christian Dior. Today, Tura employs over 200 people in North America. The Tura Inc. brand portfolio includes: Tura, Ted Baker, Lulu Guinness, Brendel, Geoffrey Beene, Humphrey’s and TITANflex. For more information, please visit: www.tura.com.