(adam štěch) Even though summer is coming to an end and we all will soon put our sunglasses away, the English brand of Oliver Goldsmith really deserves our attention because its sunglasses are very difficult to put down.
Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses have a fascinating history. Founded by Philip Oliver Goldsmith in 1926, the brand became an icon over several decades during the last century and created a very fascinating atmosphere of bohemianism and high style. The most revolutionary feature of Oliver Goldsmith is the fact that he created the phenomenon of sunglasses as a fashion accessory in the 1930s. The company also sparked a fashion craze that involved both celebrities and famous fashion houses during the 1950s and 60s. Oliver Goldsmith was the first to create unique designs determined for fashion shows only. Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress used to wear this brand. Today, the brand can be proud of the fact that it is one of the few manufacturers that produce completely hand-made sunglasses. Thus, the uniqueness of its products grows. The brand makes approximately several hundred pieces per year.
Apart from a collection of classic designs from the 1960s and 1970s, Oliver Goldsmith also offers unique vintage models. One can choose timeless sunglasses from the last century in several colors – ranging from green marble to transparent pink. This vintage collection consists of an endless number of models and versions that are included in the archives. The choice is simply up to you. Oliver Goldsmith will be happy to manufacture it for you. The most surprising vintage models are the Pyramid sunglasses made for famous hairdresser Vidal Sassoon in 1972, as well as the Butterfly sunglasses in the form of a flying butterfly. The TV Screens model from 1967 is composed of two small TV screens, including the aerials. One can also remember the future with the cosmic Space Wraps glasses. Plus, if you like to fish, buy the stylish Fish glasses from 1976. A series of workshops from Oliver Goldsmith also focuses on making custom-made sunglasses.
One might think that the legend simply lives off its past. However, its cooperation with designer Aseef Vaza that resulted in a limited edition of leather cases, as well as the graphic design of the young English artist Laurence Davies, prove that Oliver Goldsmith has entered a new era. Thus, the flair and atmosphere of the 1960s and 1970s become topical again in the form of Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses.