With the 25th anniversary approaching Oliver Peoples Founder and Creative Director Larry Leight is reflecting on the company’s history and the evolution of the iconic designs that define the brand’s heritage. Based on a sketch dated 1989, just 2 years after the original Oliver Peoples collection debuted the perfect representative of 25 years in the making can be declared.
“The celebratory styles feature strong plastic frame fronts fused with intricately filigreed metal details. The hinge features a custom scroll engraved design and the temple is adorned with an arrow plaque used for the first time on an Oliver Peoples frame. The modified paddle temple offers an additional vintage-inspired element to these beautiful designs. Both the optical and sun versions will be offered in modern neutral and classic tortoises, along with a special grey option to represent silver, a traditional 25th year celebration color. The sunglass style will be available with VFX Polarized, Photochromic or Mineral Glass lenses. A custom case, inspired by those used in the first 1987 collection, is debossed with the original Oliver Peoples plaque and completes the anniversary package.”
Both will be available on the Oliver Peoples website and at select retailers in October.