13 July 2012
framing a legend
We discover a stunning handcrafted optical range that boasts a very impressive heritage.
Continuing on the legacy of a noteworthy relative is no easy feat. Especially when your great grandfather is master of spectacles, Oliver Goldsmith, whose frames graced the faces of 20th century icons like Michael Caine, Elton John, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn whose big white sunglasses famously framed her elfin face. With iconic personalities touting his handcrafted designs as their must-have accessory, Oliver Goldsmith frames were not only functional, they also became a cornerstone of personal style, as people began to differentiate themselves through the frames they wore.
Having successfully released her first range of eye wear in 2010, and continuing the Goldsmith name, Claire Goldsmith has recently launched Legacy, a collection of timeless shapes handmade from the finest acetate. “Oliver Goldsmith is a pure, clean look,” explains Goldsmith, “I didn’t want to muddy the waters.” The frames are made from the best raw materials and the highest grade lenses, carefully crafted by the expert eye wear specialists all over the world. Featuring ten different styles available in five different colourways, we have no doubt that these frames are the new modern classics, most certainly capable of getting you noticed for all the right reasons.
The Claire Goldsmith Legacy range is exclusively available at Michael Holmes Eyewear stores.
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