JACK OF ALL TRADES: Jack Huston is adding a new title to his CV: eyewear designer. The British actor serves as the face of Oliver Peoples, and for spring will increase his involvement by codesigning a pair of frames. “I’m a sunglass fanatic,” Huston told WWD, calling from set in Italy, where he is filming the upcoming “Ben-Hur” remake. “They approached me about collaborating on a frame and I was like, ‘Are you kidding? That sounds awesome.’”
The one-off style, which is named after the actor, features a thick acetate frame with three pin detailing along the front temples, and will be available as both a sunglass and optical frame. The frames will be available in four colors: Ebonywood, Raintree, which is a light brown, Cocobolo — which is a reddish-brown — and black. The Ebonywood and Raintree glasses will feature a new style of lenses for the brand: the VFX Plus, a polarized glass lens that features rare earth materials and infrared coating, which aims to keep eyes cool and less strained than with typical lenses. The Jack Huston sunglass frame, which retails for $475, will be available for purchase at Oliver Peoples boutiques and additional select stores beginning later this month, with the optical frame coming to retail for summer. Additionally, the sunglasses will be available on oliverpeoples.com beginning Monday.