Oliver Goldsmith, eyewear purveyor to royalty and and celebrities the world over was honored in a spectacular way at the National Glass Center in the UK. I wish had seen it. Just to view the history of Oliver Goldsmith and his outstanding eyewear would have been a highlight of the year.
He was known as one the first eyewear designers to bring eyewear and sunwear into the fashion arena and featured many times in Elle, Vogue and other fashion magazines.
Tura in the USA created the Turette, while Oliver Goldsmith created the upsweep- hairband with little hands.
Bamboo Eyewear has been around since the invention of eyeglasses, but he was the first to bamboo into the fashion statement.
We have probably all seen the Wacky Fashions worn by rock stars and clubbers. You have to love this geometrical fan design.
Another artistic expression, reminding me of flowers.
He created other music themed eyewear, this one was a first for me.. Love it.
Back in 2012, Jeremy Scott Released his version of TV sunglasses, but Oliver Goldsmith was there first.
For more images visit:
- National Glass Center
- View the Video of Oliver Goldsmith
- National Glass Center on Flickr
- Selena The Places