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Shwood Warms Up for Pendleton Collaboration

Shwood x Pendleton - "Canby"

Shwood x Pendleton – “Canby”

Here’s a collaboration that’s got us feeling all warm and cozy: eyewear brand Shwood is teaming up with Pendleton on a limited-edition collection of glasses, featuring Shwood’s signature silhouettes decked out in Pendleton patterns. While Shwood is known for making wooden frames, the new collaboration uses durable Mazzucchelli acetates, with a polished black exterior. The look is slicker and more fashion-forward than Shwood’s original line, yet maintains a casualness that stays true to both companies’ Oregonian roots.

Shwood’s signature Canby model (photo above) is the first frame to get a makeover. This wayfarer-esque style that was the company’s first-ever design, and the new version incorporates Pendleton’s “Rancho Arroyo” pattern on the inside of the arms, along with brown polarized lenses.

Shwood x Pendleton - "Francis"

Shwood x Pendleton – “Francis”

Shwood’s “Francis” and “Prescott” models also feature new collaboration details. We love the “Francis,” with its rounded silhouette and classic keyhole bridge. A “Turquiose Serape” pattern adds texture to the otherwise simple, elegant design. The unisex frame feels New York-cool yet woodsy at the same time.

Shwood x Pendleton - "Prescott"

Shwood x Pendleton – “Prescott”

The “Prescott” is a chunkier frame with a raised browline and sweeping nose bridge. The new version also uses the “Rancho Arroyo” pattern on the inside of the frames. All the frames are finished with metal accents and include both the Shwood and Pendleton logos. Each pair comes in a custom branded box with a microfiber bag featuring a matching Pendleton pattern.

The Shwood Pendleton collection retails for $250 and is now available at Nordstrom retailers nationwide and online at www.shwoodshop.com.

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Oliver Peoples x Public School

Oliver Peoples is teaming up with CFDA award winners Public School on an original collaboration sunglass. The limited-edition piece made its debut last month at New York Fashion Week, as Public School showed their Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

Models walked down the runway in the brand’s latest offerings, while sporting the jet-black frames. Much like the clothing, the new frames mix sport and sophistication, with a decidedly 90s-era nostalgia. Indeed, Public School designers  Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne say their latest collection was inspired by the early 90s club scene in New York, and the transition from hip-hop to rave music.

The new frames pair Public School’s signature sleek, urban aesthetic with the eyewear brand’s sunny California roots. Wrap-around metal temples and a sliver of metal under the nose bridge add a touch of luxury to Oliver People’s typically laidback vibe. The sunglasses work as well on the beach as they do on the runway, with a unisex shape that’s equally flattering on both genders, and face shapes.

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The collaboration came about quite organically, according to Osborne, who says he’s always worn Oliver Peoples sunglasses, along with many of his staff at work. He even took his runway bow in the new shades!

Founded in 2008, Public School is known for their innovative eye for fashion and use of high quality materials. Similar brand core values and design philosophies, the designers say, led to a natural partnership with Oliver Peoples. The Oliver Peoples x Public School sunglass will retail for $495 and will be available for purchase at Oliver Peoples boutiques and select stores worldwide in June 2015.