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.
Meet Rita Colson, fashion designer, and one of our faces for the Black Eyewear Spring 2019 campaign. Rita Colson is a London based fashion designer in the heart of West London, specialising in Bridal Couture and Evening wear. She is known for using ethically and sustainably sourced materials like vintage lace and silk to create […]
For International Women’s Day, Black Eyewear celebrates the charismatic women whose revolutionary work and social activism shaped the contemporary music scene and the lives of generations that followed. Sister Rosetta Tharpe “A queer black woman from Arkansas who shredded on electric guitar, belted praises both to God and secular pleasures, and broke the color line touring with white singers, […]
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 […]
Nik Roope is a British industrial and digital media designer and entrepreneur. Roope received Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Sculpture from Liverpool John Moores University. Roope’s career combines his interest in art, design and technology into various commercial and artistic pursuits. His designs have been included in MoMA permanent collection, The Cooper-Hewitt collection and The V&A. Nicolas founded […]
Babs Odunlami is a London-based men’s stylist with a deeply rooted respect and affinity for menswear. A project manager by day, Odunlami works within some of London’s top tier financial institutions. He founded the men’s lifestyle brand “aTribeCalledStyle” which serves as style inspiration to gentlemen globally while also providing niche wardrobe consultancy services. […]
Danny wears TRACEY eyeglasses in Two Tone Grey. Danny Sangra is a multi-talented artist, director, photographer and general aesthete. A keen drawer from early childhood, spending a significant amount of time at his mother’s hair salon in Leeds where he would redesign the covers of her magazines, he later added illustration and photography to […]
Maeve Doyle is an art historian, buyer and consultant. She lives and works in Mayfair, London, where she is known for her work with London’s Bankrobber Gallery together with Robin Barton, who is undoubtedly the world’s most famous dealer in Banksy artwork. Doyle has a wild appreciation for old Hollywood glamour, and a love […]