Barton Perreira and Robert Geller have launched their first collaboration eyewear, which the designer teased at his staged look book runway show for his spring 2020 collection.
The limited-edition eyewear style named the ‘Harald’ after Geller’s grandfather, is available as an optical or sunglass version in gold with bottle green lenses, rose gold with light-colored cherry moon mirror lens, and pewter with brown lens. The optical version retails for $535, the sun frame for $565 and a sun clip for the optical version is $130.
“It was all very natural,” said Geller about the collaboration. “[Barton Perreira cofounder] Patty [Perreira] and I met in her studio in Venice and we just spoke about eyewear and design. We spoke about details and colors and finishes that we thought would work for this. It was from this conversation that the design work began.”
Perreira said that the frame works well with the company’s fall 2019 collection campaign, which is called Families. “What we’ve made together celebrates classic, yet modern style that complements anyone, anywhere and of any age.”
Barton Perreira, which was founded by Bill Barton and Patty Perreira in 2007, also launched this year a collaboration with fine jewelry brand Spinelli Kilcollin and had smaller partnerships in the past with Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, and Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony. The brand also signed its first distribution deal with Marcolin that will see the Italian eyewear production licensing firm manage the brand’s wholesale and distribution in Eastern and Southern Europe, the Middle East, South America and Mexico, and Asia, excluding Japan.
Geller skipped New York Fashion Week for the spring 2020 season after having relocated to Portugal to take a sabbatical. The CFDA Award-nominee produced collaborations with Casio G-Shock and Pintrill, and with Common Projects and Lululemon this year.
The Barton Perreira x Robert Geller eyewear is available at Barton Perreira boutiques and the brand’s web site, as well as the Bergdorf Goodman men’s store and Saks Fifth Avenue web site.