Robert Roope Vintage

Vintage Feel to Pool Fashion Shoot

February 21st, 2015

Stylist Joey Bevan creates a serious vintage vibe using the Black EyewearPalomacat eye sunglasses in this poolside fashion shoot for Wonderland Magazine.

Cat Eye Sunglasses

Joey Bevin 3 MED

Joey Bevin 5 MED



Black Eyewear for Nicomede Talavera

January 14th, 2015

Black Eyewear has collaborated with menswear designer Nicomede Talavera.

The results were visible on the catwalk for the London Collections: Men AW15.

Black Eyewear for Nicomede Talavara



Selfridges ‘Bright Old Things’ Launched

January 12th, 2015

Selfridges has launched ‘Bright Old Things’ which includes a window designed by Robert Roope showcasing Black Eyewear sunglasses.

Here is a sneak peak but be sure to see it in person (look out for the giant reproduction of Robert’s harmonica in the Central Atrium and visit the BOT’s Boutique)!


Black Eyewear in Selfridges Window


The Bright Old Things


Black Eyewear in Selfridges Bright Old Things

Season’s Greetings

December 20th, 2014

Season’s Greetings from all of us at Roope Vintage.

Red and Green cat eye glasses

Blue Cat Eye Glasses

Freddie Highmore wears ‘Bird’

December 8th, 2014

Actor Freddie Highmore, of Bates Motel is seen here for Bello Magazine wearing the Black Eyewear ‘Bird‘ classic 50s glasses.

Black Eyewear 'Bird'

Bright Old Things

November 21st, 2014

We’re pleased to announce that Robert Roope, designer of Black Eyewear, has been chosen by Selfridges for a new initiative, Bright Old Things, to take place in the new year. Robert has been given a dedicated Oxford street window which will spotlight his creative vision, he is collaborating with a designer who will participate in London Collections:Men, Todd Selby has visited Goodge Street to capture Robert in his creative space and Black Eyewear glasses and sunglasses will be sold in Selfridges!


Bright Old Things


Read more on Selfridges’ Press Release below:

Selfridges announces a new twist on Bright Young Things – press release

Gareth’s All Star Choir

November 14th, 2014

Choirmaster Gareth Malone coached a group of celebrities in order to produce a single for Children in Need.  A specs wearer, you can see Gareth in frames very reminiscent of the NHS 524 here:

BBC I-Player: Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir

Vintage NHS Glasses

Vintage NHS Glasses

St Albans Fashion Week 2014

November 3rd, 2014

Black Eyewear took part in St Albans Fashion Week once again this year with frames modelled in two catwalk shows, the Luxe Show and the Cathedral Catwalk Show.  Here are some photos from the week.

Romero in Milt at Porsche


Frames ready for models


Models in Black Eyewear



Cathedral catwalk


Black Eyewear on the catwalk

Black Eyewear Hot off the Press

October 25th, 2014

Black Eyewear has certainly been in the press recently.  Lots of fantastic stylists have used our glasses and sunglasses in some creative editorials and fashion shoots for a variety of interesting fashion and music publications such as Spindle Magazine, MixMag, Out There and Meade.  Singer Nina Nesbitt looks amazing in the heart-shaped ‘Nina‘ sunglasses.

Black Eyewear 'Nina' TQS MixMag Alien Black Eyewear 'Courtney'Olivier Geraghty wearing Black Eyewear in Out ThereNina Nesbitt wearing Black Eyewear 'Nina' for Meade Magazine

Goodwood Revival 2014

September 26th, 2014

The Goodwood Revival is not only the world’s most historic motor race meeting but is also the only meeting to be staged completely in a nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Every year Robert Roope heads to Goodwood with vintage eyewear and his own collection, Black Eyewear.

Here are a few of our favourite moments from the weekend: