Collaboration of the Week

Oliver Peoples x The Soloist

A first look at cult designer Takahiro Miyashita's reinterpretation of Oliver Peoples’ retro frames.

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Vintage frame designers Oliver Peoples have enlisted edgy fashion label The SoloIst. (for the third time) to create an eyewear collection due out in October this year.

The Japanese designer behind it all is Takahiro Miyashita, previously known for cult menswear label Number (N)ine – think ostentatious dishevelment and a sort of grand, shabby chic. In contrast, his designs for new project The SoloIst. are more wearable, the concept being clothes that Miyashita would want in his own wardrobe. And as someone who wears corrective lenses himself, he's applied the same idea to his Series 3 collection for Oliver Peoples, which features light wash lenses and replaces Series 2's acetate frames with modern titanium versions.

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Oh, and if you were wondering about the ‘left eye’ inscription, it’s a personal touch – a reference to the designer as a left-hander, as well as a recurring theme in his work. It might also remind you of 90s R&B girl band TLC, but everyone knows they're pretty cool too.

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