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EYEWEAR STYLE: Winter Sun With Cutler And Gross

Cutler and Gross, FashionBite

EYEWEAR STYLE: Winter Sun With Cutler And Gross

Cutler and Gross, FashionBite

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Crisp, bright winter days are the perfect excuse for sunglasses. An over-sized winter coat and chic sunnies make an effortlessly cool statement.  With a flagship store in Knightsbridge, eyewear brand Cutler and Gross has become the go-to label for contemporary styles with a vintage twist, culminating in the perfect frames through which to enjoy a spot of winter sunshine.

The Cutler And Gross Story

Tony Gross and Graham Cutler are the two guys behind Cutler and Gross sunglasses. The two men began designing and creating eyewear together in 1969, when their bespoke approach and eye for design made them the optometrists du jour in the chic London circles of the 60’s and 70’s.

Taking inspiration from sources as eclectic as abstract artist Mondrian, pioneering modern architect Le Corbusier, 1960’s Italian film icon Marcello Mastroianni and the Seattle’s 90’s grunge scene, Cutler and Gross create intelligently designed frames which are unique both in style and substance. Handmade at the Cutler and Gross factory in Cadore, Italy, every pair carries its own idiosyncrasies which make them the perfect fit for purveyors of truly individual style.

In the words of Tony Gross: “It’s nice if glasses can be sexy and mysterious. People who need glasses don’t have to feel separated from glamour” – December 1998.

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The AW13 collection

This season Cutler and Gross sunglasses are informed by sharp, classic tailoring which is reflected in the custom features and fit of the new line. Featuring vintage cat eye forms, evocative wayfarer frames and quirky round styles, Cutler and Gross have drawn on classic glamour from the 50’s and 60’s to create truly desirable eyewear for winter.

Embellishments range from the simplistic and pared back to the irrepressibly kooky, featuring Mondrian prints and mother of pearl decoration. Tortoiseshell also features heavily in the collection, adding autumnal tones and vintage notes which prove immensely flattering to winter complexions.

Despite Cutler and Gross’s strong, masculine designs, their approach to feminine frames is flawless; effortlessly combining strong lines with flattering, feminine styles. For more artisan eyewear inspiration, the collection is now available online at Avenue 32.

Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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