Two past masters of Oliver Peoples, Bill Barton and Patty Perreira, broke off from the successful brand to commence their own independent eyewear line in 2008. Barton and Perreira knew that they had to create something special, so they turned to new techniques, such as using the decorative and complicated process of enamel foiling and painted enamel inlay, which is commonly used in bracelet making. The brand’s experimental ideas allows Barton Perreira to own the forefront of independent eyewear.