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Alcon’s AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses featured in the Alice + Olivia show during New York Fashion Week

  • Partnering with contemporary clothing company Alice + Olivia, Alcon showcased AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses as part of colorful head-to-toe looks
  • More than 50 fashion and beauty influencers experienced AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses first-hand at Alcon’s Haute Spot space in the New York Fashion Week headquarters


Fort Worth, Texas, September 18, 2015 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care, partnered with Alice + Olivia, a contemporary clothing company, to create unique head-to-toe looks at New York Fashion Week’s (NYFW) showcase of spring/summer 2016 collections. Models in the Alice + Olivia presentation-style show on September 15 paired AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses with their colorful looks, showcasing vibrant eye-color enhancements to hundreds of fashion and beauty influencers, celebrities and retail buyers.


“We enjoyed our partnership with AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses this season,” said Stacey Bendet, Alice + Olivia CEO and Creative Director. “Color is such an important part of our brand DNA and we love infusing it into as many creative elements of our collection as possible.”


Alcon also hosted the AIR OPTIX® COLORS Haute Spot on September 14, creating a unique experience for fashion and beauty influencers at NYFW headquarters. The lounge-style booth featured an opportunity for participants to try on the nine shades of AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses. Eight eye care professionals supported the Alcon events at NYFW, including fitting models for the Alice + Olivia show with AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses before and during the show, and facilitating influencer try-ons at NYFW headquarters.


“When someone tries on AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses for the first time, it’s always exciting to see their reaction, whether they try on a subtle shade like Gray or Green to enhance their own eye color or they go for something more vibrant, like Brilliant Blue or Honey to really change up their look,” said Dr. Carla Mack, Director of Professional & Clinical Support at Alcon. “The AIR OPTIX® COLORS Haute Spot was a unique experience because we were able to share that ‘wow’ factor with so many people in a high-profile setting, and even those who didn’t actually try the lenses were able to see how great they look on many different people.”

To see photos from NYFW, find AIR OPTIX®COLORS contact lenses on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest. Visit www.AirOptixColors.com to learn more about AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses.

About AIR OPTIX COLORS Contact Lenses

AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are the first monthly replacement, daily wear color lenses available in the US on a silicone hydrogel platform. AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are recommended for daily wear with a monthly replacement schedule. Available colors include Brilliant Blue, Gemstone Green, Sterling Gray, Honey, Pure Hazel, Blue, Green, Gray and Brown. The lenses are available with an 8.6 mm base curve and a 14.2 mm diameter. The contact lens power ranges from +6.00D to -6.00D in 0.25D steps (including plano) and -6.50D to -8.00D in 0.50D steps.

Important information for AIR OPTIX® COLORS (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses:
For daily wear only for near/far-sightedness. Contact lenses, even if worn for cosmetic reasons, are prescription medical devices that must only be worn under the prescription, direction and supervision of an eye care professional. Serious eye health problems may occur as a result of sharing contact lenses. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur. To help avoid these problems, patients must follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by their eye doctor.

See production instructions for complete wear, care and safety information.


About Alcon

Alcon, the global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon’s three businesses, Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care, offer the widest spectrum of eye care products in the world. Alcon is a division of the Novartis Group, with pro-forma sales of USD 10.8 billion in 2014. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, Alcon has more than 25,000 employees worldwide, operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, visit www.alcon.com.

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About Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet

Launched in 2002, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet is a brand that allows customers to express their personal style. With collections that juxtapose the whimsical and flirty with the sexy and sophisticated, A+O epitomizes the personality and sensibility of its founder, Stacey Bendet. The brand was born from Stacey’s quest to create the perfect pair of pants, and has since grown into a full lifestyle collection including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, accessories and handbags. Pulling inspiration from the world around her, Stacey incorporates bold colors, unique prints, and eclectic details to create vibrant and dynamic pieces. Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet is available at aliceandolivia.com, over 30 free-standing boutiques located in major cities around the world including, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, as well as over 800 of the finest department and specialty stores worldwide.


Alcon Media Relations

Kara Peterson
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