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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Black Eyewear has joined forces with Jazz re:freshed, London’s progressive, boundary-pushing jazz community, to hold a series of events that explore the interplay of jazz and design. The 1950s was an atmospheric era for both design and jazz, and Black Eyewear’s designs are informed in part by both the music and the moment. Black Eyewear […]
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 […]
WE’RE GIVING AWAY ONE PAIR OF BLACK EYEWEAR SUNGLASSES to mark International Jazz DAY 2018. HOW TO ENTER: FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM, TAG A FRIEND AND share with us the jazz record that has meant the most to you and why ON OUR COMPETITION POST. Alternatively, Like us on facebook, Tag a friend and comment on our facebook […]
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, […]