Oakley Launches Two New Sunglasses For Athletes

With the Summer Olympic Games fast approaching, California-headquartered Oakley has launched two new sunglasses specially designed for athletes – Sphaera and BiSphaera. The duo offer the “most extended field of view yet” per the brand. That is paramount because, in competitive activities, one wouldn’t want too many blind spots.

Both sunglasses feature a lightweight design, which comes in handy during outdoor competitions. Sphaera features Oakley’s Prizm Lens Technology, an O-Matter frame, a front vent for improved airflow, Unobtainium nose pads and moulded-in ear socks. Those features will help Team Oakley athletes across various segments, including Fred Kerley, Loana Lecomte, Mark Cavendish, Francisco Lindor, Dylan Fratelli, and others, to deliver when it matters most.

On the other hand, BiSphaera sums up as a versatile option to Oakley’s Flak 2.0 XL. The newcomer is a better bet when it comes to adaptability. Besides boasting a lightweight construction, BiSphaera can accommodate Oakley’s Authentic Prescription lens and those mentioned above. That means athletes can wear these on and off the playing field.

Both new eyewear are now available on Oakley’s official website and select Oakley stores. The brand’s partner dealers across the globe will also have them in stock.

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UAE Gets A New Versace Outlet

The Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE, is a place to find opulent outlets of high-end luxury labels. The latest to join the scene is Versace. The Italian brand has inaugurated a 270 sq.m. boutique on the second floor of Fashion Avenue.

Light colour palettes for the fluted walls, white terrazzo floors, and golden metal highlights on display sections make for a subtle backdrop. That goes well to showcase the vibrant creations that Versace is known for!

To hit the ground running at its newest outlet, Versace will showcase its latest collection, Spring-Summer 2024, along with the Ramadan Capsule.

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Puma Suede Series Gets An XL Derivative

Among the most iconic sneaker styles introduced by Puma is Suede. The simple silhouette has garnered customers from graffiti writers to B-boy crews for years. Now, a new chapter unfolds for the series. Enter the Puma Suede XL. As the name suggests, aspects have been enlarged for those who like to make an XL-sized statement with their footwear. The highlights of the heavily cushioned shoe include a padded tongue and Formstrip, along with “ultra-wide” laces.

Puma says Suede XL “is inspired by the nostalgia of ‘90s and early 2000s skating footwear”. The derivative is available in an ‘Electric Blue’ shade, with more to be added later this year. Those interested can head to the brand’s official website. Alternatively, select stores and Puma flagship outlets have those on sale.

Check Out The 2024 Oakley Lunar New Year Collection

Inspired by the Wood Dragon, the Chinese Zodiac of 2024, Oakley has devised the 2024 Lunar New Year Collection. The eyewear maker says the dragon, the only mythical entity in the Chinese Zodiac, exudes certain qualities, such as enthusiasm, confidence and authority. And the four-piece collection it has launched tries to capture those traits.

The 2024 Oakley Lunar New Year Collection comprises two eyewear styles – Holbrook and Sutro. Both have Prizm 24K lenses and a custom micro bag donning a hand-drawn dragon logo. The logo is also found on the lenses. Rounding off the collection are the Line Miner Goggles with Prizm Snow Torch, a geometrical pattern on the strap, and the MOD1 helmet, featuring hand-drawn dragon logos on the temples.

The collection is available at select Oakley stores and on the brand’s official website.

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New Balance X Joe Freshgoods Kicks Go On Sale In The UAE

‘90s cinematography and hip-hop are some inspirations that designer Joe Freshgoods (JFG) has tried to capture in the New Balance Made In USA 990v4. The shoe is now on sale in the UAE. The standout highlights are classic black-and-white and white-and-black dual-tone schemes coupled with the textural variations of the New Balance’s 2016 silhouette.

The shoes feature suede overlays with mesh and patent leather underlays. JFG printed foxing, a ‘1998’ label on the heel, JFG branded inserts, cotton laces, ENCAP midsole, reflective inserts and a rubber outsole complete the package.

In the UAE, the New Balance X Joe Freshgoods Made In USA 990v4 is exclusively available at the New Balance showroom in The Dubai Mall. The price is AED 1,000.

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HONOR collaborates with Porsche Design to introduce high-end luxury smartphones

If the heightened costs of autonomous driving technologies in the auto world have coerced automakers to collaborate, the need for a technology-brimmed smartphone infused with functional design has brought two legacy makers together. Technology brand HONOR announces a long-term global partnership with luxury lifestyle brand Porsche Design to create “high-end smart devices and offer customers a luxury user experience in the world of electronics.” The first product from this alliance is set to be unveiled in China in January 2024. George Zhao, CEO of HONOR commented, “HONOR’s human-centric design melds with Porsche Design’s brand philosophy to create intelligent luxury products that will accelerate the mobile lifestyle of tech enthusiasts and Porsche aficionados alike. This long-term collaboration between HONOR and Porsche Design opens exciting new opportunities to bolster our growth in markets around the world.”

Do You Fancy A Persol Jean With A Gulf Historic Twist?

Two brands, both well-established in their own fields – Persol and Gulf Historic – have joined forces to create a unique set of sunglasses. It’s based on the Persol Jean model (0PO3310S) but with a twist many motorsport enthusiasts will adore. Donning a bold black acetate body and blue polar Barberini Premium glass lenses, the sunglasses boast the unmissable Gulf Historic logo on the temple tip.

It’s a limited-edition model that will be unveiled during the Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival event, scheduled from December 8 to December 10, 2023, at Dubai Autodrome. Visitors can experience the Persol X Gulf Historic sunglasses firsthand at the eyewear brand’s pop-up.