Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses
Re launched 3 years ago after a 20 year ‘holiday’, iconic brand , is back- and in a big way. Before Goldsmith, specs were seen on the wrong side of geek- chic. In fact, there was nothing chic about the limited and unflattering choice on offer to the short of sight. Then in 1926, a Mr P Oliver Goldsmith took the world of spectacles and shook things up. Using a new material called ‘plastic’, he was able to create a range of colours and textures for his frames. An eye- opener to the world of spectacles.
Owning a number of eyewear firsts, the brand made glasses a fashion accessory for the first time, the first to make ‘sunspecs’ and the first to work alongside fashion houses such as Givenchy and Dior, creating directional, one-off pieces for the catwalk. As well as this, the brand was the first eyewear brand to appear in Vogue and became a favourite of royalty. In the 60s and 70s, OG got friendly with the stars. Grace Kelly, Peter Seller, Nancy Sinatra and Bond Girl, Ursula Andress were all regulars at the London showroom.
Fast forwarding to 2010, Oliver Goldsmith is now headed by Claire Goldsmith (Oliver’s great grandchild). Releasing around 20 frame designs from their vintage archive, a sophisticated and timeless sunglasses range is re- born. From the glittering 40s, to the expressive 80s, this collection is a beautiful capsule collection of the OG dynasty’s heritage.
Celebrity fans include Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow, to name but a few... Oh, and HRH, the Queen of Jordan is a bit partial to an OG frame as well.
For a truly unique pair of shades, is unrivalled.