Berluti and Oliver Peoples have launched their exciting collaboration of exclusive eyewear that will be available in stores for Spring 2017. The collection will be sold only in Berluti and Oliver Peoples boutiques as well as exclusive eyewear retailers and department stores around the world.
The partnership between Berluti and Oliver Peoples was a natural fit. Like Berluti ready-to-wear and leather goods, Oliver Peoples sunglasses are imbued with a distinctive aesthetic and culture. Both houses share a love of heritage, authenticity and craft – not to mention a complete obsession with detail.
Building on their common values and aesthetics, the collaboration comprises three masculine sunglass designs as well as a limited edition style that truly embodies the know-how of both houses.
The three new sunglass designs feature intricate detailing inspired by Berluti signature elements. The rich, tonal patina of Berluti emblematic Venezia leather – St Emilion, Indigo Denim, Tobacco Bis, Nero Grigio and Nero Verde – are color matched in custom created, subtle patterned acetates. Leather is finely outlined in antiqued or brushed metal on a custom, exclusive end piece plaque, the shape inspired by the Un Jour bag details.
Named for the streets in Paris and London where Berluti boutiques are located, the three Oliver Peoples pour Berluti styles are complemented by a limited-edition leather-front sunglass offering a well-rounded collaboration.
Rue Marbeuf (5 colours): Inspired by Andy Warhol, this rounded shape with a defined top line perfectly pairs the quintessential vintage aesthetic of Oliver Peoples and the rich materials and color palette of Berluti.
Rue de Sèvres (5 colours): The juxtaposition of an oversized yet tailored front with thin, streamlined lightweight temples makes this sunglass a distinctive look. A striking design with a straight top line, this frame evokes bold elegance.
Conduit Street (5 colours): A classic pilot shape is detailed with refined elements emphasizing a contrast of materials. The streamlined metal frame includes a sophisticated single top bridge with inlaid leather and lightweight acetate temples.
Sheldrake Leather – Special Edition (2 colours): The Berluti man loves to push classic codes yet wear his own style statement. Berluti and Oliver Peoples have unveiled an iconic design created in a special limited edition. The Berluti x Oliver Peoples Sheldrake is embellished with a thinly layered leather front created using an exclusive new technique. Available in brown leather with Nero Grigio acetate or black leather with Tobacco Bis acetate.
Each Oliver Peoples pour Berluti style comes with exclusive packaging custom designed for the collaboration.