Oliver Peoples is a reasonably young eyewear brand, having been founded in 1987, but ever since the first boutique open and initial collection launched, the name has been synonymous with superior quality, Californian style, and cool vintage aesthetic.
Indeed, it was this departure from the sometimes garish look of other sunglasses in the 1980s that helped change the direction of eyewear not just in the USA, but across the globe. The sophistication, timeless design, and discreet branding seen in the first collections struck a chord with discerning consumers at the time, and it's this subtle use of detail which still remains a key part of the Oliver Peoples appeal today.
Born in Hollywood, and as a result influenced by film, art, fashion, travel and music, as well as the lifestyle in Southern California, the Oliver Peoples brand is creative yet refined; innovative yet elegant. Popular with both local famous faces (including Kristen Stewart, Emma Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Alba) and people around the world, the Oliver Peoples range is perfect for those who seek sunglasses or spectacles that boast top craftsmanship and wearability.
Each pair of frames is handcrafted using the finest materials, and with much attention to detail. The brand uses an exclusive selection of polarised and photochromic mineral glass lenses that are able to filter sunlight in a way that provides sharper vision with better colour definition and more contrast. In addition, other special details such as delicate filigree patterns, discreet logos, and custom acetate hues give each pair of glasses its iconic style.
Throughout its history, Oliver Peoples has been the “go to” brand for numerous celebrities and fashion designers. Cult pop artist Andy Warhol, for example, had the company's designer Larry Leight, create a special frame just for him to wear in 1987 for the cover shoot of a German magazine.
In 1994, Oliver Peoples signed a licensing agreement with iconic British designer Sir Paul Smith to design glasses for the Paul Smith fashion brand; and since then more collaborations have followed with designers, including Kris van Assche, the artistic director of Dior Homme, and Christophe Decamin from Paris couture house Balmain.
If you're looking for pair of quality shades or spectacles, check out our range of Oliver Peoples glasses today. From classic men's tortoiseshell frames
, to women's cat-eye shaped frames
, there are plenty of striking options to choose from.