Adrian Mustelin's first collection was released in 2007 and three of the designs featured paid tribute to designers, whose style and methods of producing handmade eyewear has inspired Adrian Mustelin Spectacles.
Emmanuelle Khanh was a prominent character in the 1960's transformation era of the haute couture from an elitist hobby into a cornerstone of popular culture. Khanh's eyewear designs became known for her innovative choices in
materials such as snake and crocodile skin.
Persol sunglasses, originally created by Giuseppe Ratti in 1917 for the use of pilots and sports drivers, have
become synonymous with style and durability in sports eyewear.
Oliver Goldsmith, the godfather of modern sunglasses, who in the 1920's revolutionized the concepts of both the eyewear itself and their manufacture. Goldsmith's spectacles play as big a part in 20th century popular history as the icons that have worn them: John Lennon, Michael Caine and Audrey Hepburn.