Oliver Peoples is pleased to announce a high-concept collaboration with acclaimed luxury brand Rodarte. Created in 2005 by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte is now regarded globally for its embodiment of fashion as a distinctive art form with innovative and intricate designs. With shared California roots and influences, as well as a mutual dedication to luxurious craftsmanship, Oliver Peoples and Rodarte have aligned to create a limited-edition sunglass debuted on the Spring 2015 Rodarte Show runway during New York Fashion Week. The collaboration sunglass is a high-concept design that includes flat base lenses, semi-matte finish, vertical pins and a brow bar in contrasting metallic/iridescent colors.
“[They] knew exactly what they wanted — there is a reason they are who they are,” said Oliver Peoples chief executive officer David Schulte, who became friends with Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy within the small fashion community of Los Angeles, where both brands are based.
This is not the first time the two parties have worked together: They partnered on a runway-only optical frame to complement Rodarte’s Fall 2014 collection in February. Never intended to be produced or sold, the positive response from the initial optical frame resulted in the release of these sunglasses.
The limited-edition frames — 100 pieces were produced — will retail for $425 and are available at the brand’s retail boutiques in New York and Los Angeles.
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