The names of Patty Perreira and Bill Barton were well known in the world of optical fashion for many years even before they created their own brand. Bill Barton, former president of Oliver Peoples, and Patty Perreira, who was vice president of design, launched their company in 2007 and immediately achieved significant influence in the fashion industry. Since then, the stylistic vector has focused on the immortal silhouettes of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The glasses are manufactured and assembled in Japan - hence the meticulous work with details, small engravings, and shiny surfaces without the use of varnish.
What comes to mind when we hear the name Barton Perreira? The first association is the luxury handcrafted eyewear, made from exclusive materials that look unique and stand out from collections of the world's most renowned brands. Two talented people have formed a successful alliance and created their own independent brand announcing to the world their intention to create eyewear with impeccable craftsmanship and design without compromise. It all started in 2006 when the famous optical brand Oliver Peoples was acquired by Oakley. Bill Barton, then President of Oliver Peoples, and VP of Design Patti Perreira combined their ideas and visions of classic and retro to create exceptional optical masterpieces.
Initially, the idea was to move away from licensed products towards independent manufacturing. Having worked at Oliver Peoples for almost two decades, both professionals have vast experience behind them and a long written history of creating glasses for people with a refined taste. As Patty Perreira notes, creating each new eyewear collection, they focused primarily on quality not cutting production to turn better profits. A self-taught designer Patty Perreira has created her own unique style while previously working as a creative consultant on eyewear collections for Prada, Miu Miu, Jil Sander, Paul Smith, and more. She trusts her instincts and prefers not to follow trends. For her personal eyewear, she prefers Cat-Eyes and Aviators because they are timeless and somewhat classic with a slight edge, while Barton Perreira is well known for its round and oval glasses with a touch of retro.
14 years have passed since the release of the first Barton Perreira collection. During this time, the brand has expanded domestically and internationally, it conquered the eyewear industry and has grown to offer some of the most coveted sunglasses and ophthalmic frames for men and women in the optical market. Dedication to hand-craftsmanship constantly remains at the core of the design process of Barton Perreira glasses. Usage of innovative technology and focusing on the tiniest details separates Barton Perreira from all other brands.
Combining century-old techniques with modern technology, Barton Perreira designers create pieces that are a mixture of eye-catching gloss and understated luxury. The versatile Barton Perreira collection consists of many timeless men's, women's, and unisex frames in full-rim and rimless styles. The brand's plastic frames are made from zylonite, a resin-based polymer that is both lightweight, and durable and has a nice glossy finish. This careful material selection and uncompromising processing process result in perfect eyewear that ensures a lifetime of use.
Every aspect of sunglasses for men, created according to the plan of the brand designers, has been meticulously revised by the brand's designers to ensure excellence and great quality finishes. All frames go through several stages of polishing. Style, elegance, and luxury, a unique interpretation of classic style - these are the gorgeous Barton Perreira sunglasses. No wonder Barton Perreira is one of the favorite brands of show business and cinema stars, including Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, and many others. Currently, the collections can be found in the most exclusive optical stores.