Oliver Peoples collaborated with one of Japan's most revered textile makers
Not one to shy away from joint projects, California-based eyewear maker Oliver Peoples has a long list of past collaborators. With a strong focus on niche brands like Byredo, Takahiro Miyashita and Isabel Marant, the spectacle giant likes to venture through all facets of the creative industry. Their newest collaboration sees them teaming up with Hosoo, a Japanese textile workshop dating back to the 17th century. The capsule collection features two unique frames named in celebration of each brand's iconic roots. The Sunset, named after Sunset Boulevard, where Oliver Peoples first shop was opened is a P3 shape (a denotation for the nearly round shape often used by glassmakers), while the Kuromon, named in similar vein after Kyoto's Kuromon Street is a round shape.
Each sunglass features a custom, abstract pattern laminated onto the corewire and visible from the interior of the temples. The intricate design is painstakingly layered on the metal for a three dimensional effect. They also both feature hexagonal plaques on the front.
Coming with the sunglasses is a case made of traditional "nishijin" brocade, which is a type of three-dimensional weave. Connecting Kyoto and Los Angeles, the textile pattern is laid under a pop-colored design intended to mirror the unique Oliver Peoples logo. The silk and leather usef for the case are both sourced from Japan. Not coincidentally, they also go on sale exclusively in Japan, so hope you still got your proxy from last time.
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