Carla D’Angelo introduces new First Nations inspired styles

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Canadian eyewear company, Claudia Alan Inc, is proud to expand its AYA Optical Collection with the introduction of four new frames: Chloe, Neil, Drew and Skylar. Each style features fresh silhouettes, geometric shapes, vibrant colour palettes and AYA signature First Nations artwork. The AYA Optical frames retail for $129 to $329 and are available online at claudiaalanstore.com and through fine opticians across North America.

Drawing inspiration from indigenous art, and modern life, the entire AYA Optical Collection features the latest artwork by renowned First Nations artist, Corrine Hunt. Departing from the vintage vibe of past collections, Claudia Alan founder and designer, Carla D’Angelo imbued this season’s frames with an airy aesthetic, featuring rimless or semi-rimless styles, geometric shapes and vibrant colours that offer comfort and a modern, architectural appeal. The new collection merges impeccable construction and chic details.

Founded in 2003, with a focus on niche eyewear and a mandate to make beautiful products that make a difference, Claudia Alan Inc. has delivered on that promise. To date, the company has raised over $75,000.00 for charity.

“We donate partial proceeds from all of our eyewear and accessory sales to the ONEXONE Breakfast Program that helps children get a nutritious breakfast,” says D’Angelo. “My goal is to raise $100,000 for them, which we hope to reach in 2014.”

AYA is regularly invited to contribute to celebrity gift bags including the Oscars, Grammy Awards, Canadian Country Music Awards, and Toronto International Film Festival. Celebrity recipients of the eyewear include; Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Lee Ann Rimes, Faith Hill, David Foster, Seal, Heidi Klum, Fran Drescher, as well as First Nation celebs Adam Evans, Derek Miller, Crystal Shawanda and George Canyon.

Claudia Alan products are available across Canada and throughout the United States at select gift, fashion and optical boutiques, as well online at www.claudiaalanstore.com.

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