Today Selfridges has launched BRIGHT OLD THINGS, a new spin on its now well-established Bright Young Thing talent showcase, which will this time focus on 14 older creatives from the worlds of fashion, music, design and art, giving them all a dedicated window on Oxford Street until the end of February.


Robert Roope, founder and designer of Black Eyewear, has been shortlisted and has for the occasion created 2 new frames available exclusively at Selfridges: Webster for men and Blossom for women. Both frames as per all Black Eyewear designs, are named after great jazz musicians.

Webster GlassesWebster (Above) – This frame is dedicated to jazz great Ben Webster (1909 –1973), tenor saxophonist.  His tough, raspy and brutal tone on stomps earned him the nicknames ‘The Brute’ and ‘Frog’.

Blossom Glasses
Blossom (right: RED) – This frame is dedicated to jazz great Blossom Dearie (1924-2009), singer and pianist.  Known for her distinctive light breathy voice she lived for some time in Paris where she shared a room with Annie Ross.

Both Webster and Blossom frames come in a variety of colours