Oliver Peoples and Brunello Cucinelli have announced the third chapter of their partnership. In an evolution of their stylistic code fused together, the Autumn/Winter 2022 collection offers six new frames, including the first eyewear bearing the name of the Italian entrepreneur, Mr. Brunello, and an exclusive ski mask. In keeping with the inspiration behind the frame, Mr. Brunello is a classic design. Made of two different precious materials, natural horn and acetate, this sunglass style represents the meeting of all the elements that distinguish the partnership: timeless design, combinations of lenses and refined materials in captivating earth tones and craftsmanship, say the collaborators. Griffo, another of the highlights, is instead an acetate model with vintage-inspired elements and a characteristic angular shape. The collection has been featured in a campaign curated by fashion photographer Dennis Leupold, in the much admired setting of Lake Como. The protagonists – a cast composed of the famous models Erin Wasson and Harvey Newton-Haydon, Remy Clerima and the professional water skier Kim Niederbäumer – tell an Italian story with a Californian spirit, created “as part of a joyful and dreamlike narration”. The exclusive ski mask born from the collaboration debuts on the waters of Lake Como instead of on the mountain slopes.
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