A Luxurious British Summer with Cutler and Gross London
Cutler and Gross frames are deliberately perfect in their imperfection.
Founder Graham Cutler is adamant that every frame bears the marks of its maker – raw edges, the subtlest of chisel marks and pins slotted into place by hand. These human touches render each pair of Cutler and Gross glasses completely unique, a quality, Cutler notes, that matches the brand’s eccentric, yet discerning patrons.
Blending British design heritage with the finest Italian craftsmanship, Cutler and Gross has grown a reputation as the ‘Savile Row tailor’ of the eyewear industry. Every pair of frames is unique, meticulously handcrafted by some of the world’s most talented eyewear artisans and spawned from that uniquely British “mixture of irreverence and correctness” (XX Wilkinson, New York Times).
The collection caught Marc’s eye at Milan’s eyewear show – MIDO – and OPTIX is excited to launch an array of the latest frames.
Cutler and Gross was established in 1969 by its eponymous founders – opticians Graham Cutler and Tony Gross. The industrious pair had spotted a gap in the market for premium quality British-made frames and their Knightsbridge eyewear boutique soon garnered a reputation that stretched far beyond Blighty’s borders.
50 years on, Cutler and Gross now operates in 60 countries, stocks 1,000 of its own styles, and works with internationally acclaimed designers such as Victoria Beckham, Giles Deacon and Maison Martin Margiela to manufacture their luxury eyewear collections. These fashion icons value the brand’s ‘quality over quantity’ ethos and Cutler and Gross glasses are now a catwalk staple at fashion weeks around the globe.
The latest iconic collection is characterised by stylish shapes, opulent materials and unbranded simplicity of design. There’s no need for ostentatious logos – the rich tortoiseshells, bold lines and subtle detailing speak for themselves.
But the relentless pursuit of style is never to the detriment of comfort or durability.
Cutler and Gross’ handcrafted manufacturing pipeline is the envy of eyewear designers around the globe. Eyewear is engineered to the nth degree using state of the art technology and traditional techniques to ensure the highest quality standards, whilst every stage is carried out by the hands of Italian artisans – from metalwork to acetate cutting, groove milling to hinge fitting – to ensure the perfect fit.
Every component is made from premium materials – Japanese titanium, Italian acetate and precious gold feature across the collection for a luxurious and long-lasting finish – and every frame comes fitted with anti-reflective, hydrophobic lenses for an unparalleled vision experience unobscured by dirt or glare.
Be amongst the first to try on the latest collection of Cutler and Gross London and visit OPTIX opticians at Broadgate to see how they could transform your style today or call us on 0207 628 0330 to find out more from our expert dispensing opticians today.