Berluti and Oliver Peoples Launch Exclusive Eyewear Collection for Spring 2017
By Shelton Chang
Mix Oliver People’s distinct aesthetics with Berluti’s heritage of craftsmanship, and you get a masculine collection of sophisticated sunglasses for the gentleman in all of us.
Sold exclusively, the three new designs feature detailing inspired by signature Berluti elements. The rich, tonal patina of Berluti’s emblematic Venezia leather in five of the brand’s signature colours are matched in subtly patterned, custom made acetates. Leather finely outlines antiqued or brushed metal on a custom end piece plaque, that has its shape inspired by the details of the brand’s Unjour bag. Each of the designs is named after streets of Paris and London, where Berluti’s boutiques reside.
Conduit Street A classic pilot shape is detailed with refined elements emphasising a contrast of materials. The streamlined metal frame includes a single top bridge with inlaid leather for a sophisticated edge.
Rue de Sèvres A striking design with a straight top line, this frame juxtaposes an oversized yet tailored front with thin, streamlined temples for a boldly elegant look.
Rue Maubeuf Inspired by Andy Warhol, this rounded shape comes with a defined top line, perfectly pairing the quintessential vintage aesthetic of Oliver Peoples and the rich materials and colour palette of Berluti.
Sheldrake Leather Black Leather The Berluti man loves to push classic codes yet wear his own style statement. The Berluti and Oliver Peoples Sheldrake is embellished with a thinly layered leather front created using an exclusive new technique.
Sheldrake Leather Brown Leather The Berluti man loves to push classic codes yet wear his own style statement. The Berluti and Oliver Peoples Sheldrake is embellished with a thinly layered leather front created using an exclusive new technique.
Apart from the three offerings, limited edition Sheldrake sunglasses, embellished with a thinly layered leather front, is available at authorised Luxottica retailers.