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.
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.