The Story Behind Black Eyewear’s First Frames.
The early designs of my Black Eyewear collection took inspiration from glasses of the 1950s. It was a decade of eyewear design that shaped the future of the optical industry.
“MOORE is all about the curves and the lines. The designer was very inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.”– Robert Roope A fashion editor’s favourite, MOORE was inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Now available in two bridge sizes! The MOORE is a sculptured angular design with […]
“ The increasing popularity of Clear Crystal frames over the last couple years has created an interest in lightly tinted materials. We combine traditional dyeing techniques and new tinting processes to create light shift of colour on both shiny and matt Clear Crystal frames. In our St Albans Lab we can develop bespoke dip-dyed frames […]
Our first launch of 2019, CHRISTY II has been designed to maintain the strong character and solid feel typical of a classic 1950s cat-eye frame whilst cater to a wider range of faces than the original, more dramatic model. This new, gentler take on the large size cat-eye design sits higher on the brow-line to […]
We’re a firm believer in age not defining beauty and spirit, and that’s never been truer than with 90-year-old Daphne Selfe. Selfe, born 1928, was signed by top modelling agency, Models 1 at the age of 70. She has appeared in Vogue and campaigns for Dolce and Gabbana, Nivea and Olay. She’s currently promoting her […]
Gift guide: Black Eyewear’s best and brightest of the season Last minute gift? You could choose a Black Eyewear giftcard, or pick from our favourites below. You still have time to receive your frames before Christmas. For UK post, order before the 2oth December. So without further ado, here’s our edit of Black Eyewear’s customer favourites and […]
The cat eye is truly the look of the season, and it’s Black Eyewear’s iconic designs that are leading the renaissance. ALICE has been a sell out, after a star turn on the streets at Fashion Weeks around the world. But the iconic ALICE design isn’t the only cat eye in Black Eyewear’s […]
Spring sees greens, pale pinks, warm tortoiseshells and clear crystal take center stage. ALICE in matt marmalade (pictured above) is an instant classic. MITZI in Blonde is our nod to the oversized aviator. With a solid, comfortable bridge, these frames will see you through the sunshine season and beyond. DEEDEE […]
It really is all about ‘the fit’. Your frames should beautifully and architecturally frame the structure of your face. Black Eyewear designer Robert Roope is a master of ‘the fit’ – having worked for more than 50 years in the business of optics. “Like Frank Gehry‘s architecture embraces the landscapes […]