Thursday, 7 April 2011

7thMan Must- Have for the Summer : 'Black Eyewear'

The sun is shining in London, the weather is sweet..Are you sure you are rocking the right pair of sunnies?Eager to buy a pair of sunglasses that all the big fashion houses are imitating?

I guess having the great jazz musician Count Bassie sit beside you at a piano and start jamming with you creates an instant gratification that everything that you've been doing so far lead up to this particular moment.

For Robert Roope, creator of the 'Black Eyewear' this was probably the best night of his life, a night that catapulted him into a series of events that brought to life this collection of brilliantly crafted sunglasses. The 'Black Eyewear' range is named after several jazz musicians as the effect of the jazz era and its aesthetic is what prompted Roope in creating a collection that has soul and passion running through them; that can easily be perceived as vintage and retro while still remaining contemporary and with an edge.

“It was my way of paying tribute to the music that has given me so much joy over the years,” says Roope.

The iconic frames appeared in movies like 'Quantum of Solace' and icons like Johnny Depp credit Roope as probably the best eyewear designer in the business so it looks like Robert Roope only had to look to the past to create an amazing future!

Have a look at more of the retro inspired 'Black Eyewear' range after the jump!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

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