the stars were aligned when designer, patty perreira and optician, bill barton met at oliver peoples. with opposite strengths and a mutual passion for eyewear, the duo set out to redefine the luxury eyewear market. the winning combination of perreira’s strong aesthetic prowess with barton’s discerning technical knowledge and extensive business know how, has quickly established barton perreira as a leader in the luxury eyewear forum
since its debut in 2007, barton perreira has set itself apart with its unique brand of restrained glamour and meticulous design. the la-based brand prides itself on combining innovative accents, irresistible silhouettes and superior quality materials. barton perreira has established itself as a trailblazer in new technology that is obvious in each pair of hand crafted frames.
perreira, who chooses to never follow trends, is moved by music, art, pop culture, and classic movies. for autumn/winter 2011, perreira pulled inspiration from the 60’s and 70’s, finding her muses in the chelsea music scene and its stars such as marianne faithfull and characters from classic movies such as “love story” and “rebel without a cause.” perreira says, “some of the frames in this collection have a real collegiate feel to the shape, while others embody a more glamorous and defiant spirit of the chelsea music scene”.
just a few of the autumn/winter stand out frames are:
this frame embraces the rebellious spirit of its namesake marianne faithfull. made of hand polished ultra thin japanese zyl paired with cr-39 lenses and metal pyramid plaques make this frame the epitome of rock n’ roll chic.
flirtatious and feminine with an elegant edge; this frame’s semirimless design has the hand foiled animal print details that barton perreira has become famous for. this is the perfect frame for those who want to be seen.
modern spin on a classic aviator, this metal frame’s contoured shape and intricate grille filigree detailing make this frame a bold statement of style.
this simple yet sophisticated zyl frame evokes a vintage feel; both timeless and contemporary this frame’s covetable style is perfect for either a man or woman.
this frame blends vintage with contemporary, made of lightweight titanium with filigree accents and thin zyl inserts that are ideal for the optical wearers comfort.
this frame was inspire by ryan o’neal’s character oliver barrett iv in “love story.” like all true classics, the barrett frame transcends the boundaries of time and style.
quirky yet sophisticated; this frame will bring out the sexy librarian in anyone. made of hand polished zyl in ombre fade colors with a keyhole bridge, this frame is stylish with a playful vibe.
the barton perreira sunglass and optical collections have become synonymous with luxury eyewear. barton perreira continues to lead the industry by unveiling must-have styles that have unrivaled function and beauty. for more please go to http://www.bartonperreira.com
designer, patty perreira began her career at oliver peoples where her passion for design and eyewear grew. during her tenure, perreira built a vast bod of experience and developed her unique vision, which she honed over time at houses such as, prada, paul smith, miu miu, jil sander, and vera wang. perreira’s everevolving body of knowledge and focused vision has garnered her both national and international acclaim making her one of the most sought after designers to collaborate with. the barton perreira and barney’s collaborative on the infamous albert mayseles frames began as a limited edition, but are so popular that it is now a stand-alone frame. most recently perreira teamed with opening ceremony and chloë sevigny to create a stunning line of sunglasses inspired by andy warhol ingenue, candy darling.
barton perreira designs have graced the faces of a veritable “who’s who” list of hollywood’s and the fashion industry’s most influential faces. with such a stellar pedigree, it’s not difficult to envision perreira being the luxury eyewear’s next great superstar.
barton has been at the center of a number of industry defining moments over the last twenty years. as president of oliver peoples (2002-2006) barton was instrumental in building the company and taking it from a 13 million dollar company to a 43 million dollar company.
barton was an integral part in the growth of optical shop of aspen, having been with osa since 1984, barton launched their wholesale division in 1988. barton held the position of president of osa from 1990 to 2001. barton brings his boundless knowledge of the luxury eyewear market to his shared namesake brand.