Oliver Peoples: Hand Made Vintage Style Eyewear

A wardrobe staple of A-list icons including Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jnr, Beyoncé, Jonny Depp and Harrison Ford, Oliver Peoples has become the eyewear byword for sartorial style. Inspired by its Californian roots and early-20th century craftsmanship, each pair of retro styled glasses is meticulously handmade with the highest quality materials, rendering Oliver Peoples one of the most sought-after eyewear designers on the planet.

The West Hollywood-based brand was born from a collection of vintage American spectacles acquired in the late 1980s and has retained its nostalgic allure ever since. Here at Karen Lockyer Optometrists we’re massive fans of the edgy vintage style Oliver Peoples glasses and are excited to introduce you to their latest offering.

Edgy vintage Oliver Peoples glasses – OP-L 30th Cocobolo

The stunning new range continues to pay homage to a rich eyewear heritage, featuring a sophisticated palette of mottled browns and polished tortoiseshells, wire retro styled glasses and an array of classic styles. Yet despite its timeless appeal, the SS18 collection has stepped forward into the new season with distinctly modern accents.  Subtle, geometric shapes give an edge to iconic round frames, graded acetates accentuate cheekbones, whilst metal ‘feature’ bridges add intrigue across the range.

For such a celebrated designer it may be surprising that Oliver Peoples continues to look to the past as a muse, but their original vintage glasses collection, has been a closely held source of inspiration since the brand’s foundation in 1987.

Back in the 80s Oliver Peoples’ insistence on hand made vintage eyewear sparked an eyewear revolution.  The designer’s first boutique opened on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood at a time when gaudy bright colours and oversized futuristic shapes dominated eyewear trends.  Running counter to this ‘pop’ style Oliver Peoples instead featured neutral colours and subtle detailing, offering a sophisticated eyewear collection for a discerning clientele.

The brand’s timeless aesthetic and dedication to quality continues to this day.  Every pair of vintage Oliver Peoples glasses is meticulously designed out of the designer’s West Hollywood studio and crafted in its Italian workshop by an expert team of eyewear artisans.  Only the finest materials are used, from the iconic custom tortoiseshell acetates to the high-grade titanium, ensuring Oliver Peoples frames are engineered to last.

Packed with timeless classics and edgy modern frames, the latest collection of Oliver Peoples is guaranteed to make a sartorial statement. Our team has picked out a few of their favourite pairs to tempt you…

Vintage style glasses from Oliver Peoples – Watts Antique Gold

Oliver Peoples inspired by hand made vintage eyewear OP-506 Sun Amber/Silver + Blue Glass

Vintage style glasses from Oliver Peoples – Dacette Ecru/BG + Taupe Flash Mirror

Want to try on the latest collection of retro styled glasses?  A timeless pair of vintage inspired Oliver Peoples glasses could transform your look and last for many years to come.  So why not visit the practice and have your head turned by the latest collection.

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