Sunglasses Framed at LCF
The eyewear revolution that is inspiring people to lay down their contact lenses and cheap throw away sunglasses to invest in quality opthalmics and sun optics has also inspired a recent exhibition at the London College of Fashion. As part of its Elements of Fashion series Framed! Contemporary Eyewear in Fashion charts the history of eyewear from 1268 when the first known commentary on eyewear to correct vision was recorded. The brands in our portfolio and specific pieces available today at Sunglasses Shop are a vital part in the evolution of eyewear which was explored decade by decade in the exhibition.
A host of stunning designer eyewear was exhibited alongside a specially commissioned timeline. Oliver Goldsmith, Persol, Ray-Ban, Cutler and Gross, Linda Farrow, Cebe, Prada, Versace, Givenchy, Polaroid, and Oliver Peoples provided beautiful exhibits.
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Oliver Peoples Vintage MP-2
After a rather minimalist approach to design in the nineties a return to retro, already preempted by the launch of Oliver Peoples in 1987 brought about the rise of the wayfarer and the aviator as staples once again. This taste for the authentic, for the retro and a general design focus has kept a steady incline as fashion designers such as Prada, Chanel and Alexander McQueen make sunglasses and spectacles a regular and powerful feature of their seasonal catwalk collections rather than just another branded 'line'.
Oliver Goldsmith Berwick
Sunglasses Shop saw the Oliver Peoples MP-2 exhibited alongside frames by Oliver Goldsmith such as the Berwick, pieces by Cutler and Gross in their own name and the frames that they produce in collaboration with high fashion names such as Erdem and Giles. More modern day classics the Prada 27NS and Prada 28NS from the Baroque Minimal capsule collection took pride of place in the display cases. With new technologies constantly developed by leading brands changing the face of eyewear its never been a more exciting time to start paying attention to your sunglasses.
Prada 28NS Minimal Baroque
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