The iconic eyewear brand Oliver Peoples was founded by Ken Schwartz and Larry Leight, based in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, making heritage-inspired classics with superior craftsmanship since 1987. Departing from the predominant trends of the late 80s, Oliver Peoples was devoted to timeless styles produced with the finest materials to create its intellectual aesthetic. The brand’s first collection was inspired by an estate collection of vintage American-made eyewear acquired by the founders which included filigreed rimless and metal frames, all traced back to a receipt with the signature “Oliver Peoples”.
Recreating these styles for their proprietary collection, each frame is meticulously handcrafted in a dedicated factory following a process that combines both technological advancements and the imprint of an expert artisan, carrying out each step with care and attention, eschewing the length of time required. Popular styles today still include both metal frames, as well as custom acetate styles.