OLIVER PEOPLES AND BRUNELLO CUCINELLI PRESENT THE SPRING 2023 COLLECTION
Oliver Peoples and Brunello Cucinelli are pleased to announce the fourth release of their ongoing partnership. With a focus on sunglasses and new product details, Spring 2023 introduces seven new frames, including two styles with a removable shield feature and a namesake offering, Mister Brunello.
Photographed in Chateau Marmont’s Penthouse 29, a nod to the establishment’s completion in 1929, the corresponding campaign features French-American model, actor and fashion industry figure, Camille Rowe, and sees the return of famed model Ollie Edwards. Spring 2023 is an intimate, electric exchange between a couple. Elegantly adorned in the Oliver Peoples Brunello Cucinelli collaboration, Rowe and Edwards pause for quiet moments and play around the pool before preparing to partake in a night out on the town. Set along Sunset Boulevard, Chateau Marmont is enveloped in lore and yields a sensation that everything spectacular is within reach. It’s the perfect amalgam of prior Oliver Peoples Brunello Cucinelli campaigns—from FW 2022 on the banks of Italy’s Lake Como to the previous narratives unfolding around Southern California. With Oliver Peoples and Brunello Cucinelli so committed to the authenticity of their craft and its adherence to their historic roots, setting means more than a beautiful location; it’s an essence of their identity.
Spring 2023 collection introduces the show-stopping Cesarino-M and Cesarino-L, both of which are crafted from metal and feature a classic panto lens shape and a unique, removable side shield—an Oliver Peoples first. The Cesarino-M debuts with three iterations—antique gold with a true brown lens, silver with a persimmon lens, and brushed gold with a marine gradient lens. The distinct side shields for all of these come complete with a perforated pattern. In contrast, the Cesarino-L features a side shield honed from luscious genuine leather. Exquisite iterations include brushed silver and sequoia leather with a G-15 lens, antique pewter with earth leather and a shale gradient lens, and gold with sequoia leather and a carbon grey lens.
All Cesarino eyewear releases include a custom Oliver Peoples and Brunello Cucinelli breath logo, as well as the Oliver Peoples logo engraved on one temple tip and Brunello Cucinelli’s signature crest on the other. Vintage-inspired nose pads enhance comfort for the Cesarino, as well. These features also factor into Spring 2023’s Marsan and Luisella introductions. Made in Japan, the former is defined by its double bridge lightweight titanium architecture, which supports a soft square lens shape. In neutral tones, the Marsan has three photochromatic lens types, as well as a gradient and gradient mirror release. The sophisticated geometries and classic colors of the latter are designed to complement every face—meaning the Luisella pairs a thin acetate front with modern metal temples and functional, stylish pins. Both the Marsan and Luisella incorporate a refined Rising Sun filigree on the temple.
Not only does this season highlight Mister Brunello, eyewear designed exclusively for this collaboration, but it introduces the Mister Brunello Folding. The former, adds four styles— Vintage LBR frames with a Green Photochromic lens, Champagne and Chrome Amber Photochromic lens, 362/Horn and Chrome Olive Photochromic, as well as a Black and G-15 lens. The latter incorporates hinges at the bridge and temple so that the Mister Brunello Folding can reduce in size and be stowed away easily. This technical mechanism utilizes reinforcing pins on the temple that contribute to the handsome design. Iterations appear in El Mirage Tortoise with a Shale Gradient lens, Black with a Chrome Olive Photochromic lens, and Raintree with a Marine Gradient lens. All variations of Mister Brunello and Mister Brunello Folding include a custom designed temple tip shape as well as genuine plaques on the front and temples dedicated to the Oliver Peoples Brunello Cucinelli collaboration.
Rounding out the season’s releases, the vintage inspired Peppe pairs an angular lens with a keyhole bridge as well as rich acetate hues. Peppe is also accented with a custom Rising Sun filigree and the custom designed temple tip shape dedicated to the Oliver Peoples Brunello Cucinelli collaboration.