Cutler and Gross Eyewear
Since its establishment, the Cutler and Gross brand has continued to entice elegant women and chic men with a passion for eyewear. Each Cutler and Gross eyewear range has managed to retain an instantly recognisable style.
“The glasses have to appear sexy and mysterious. People who need glasses should not have to feel like glamour is no longer an option” explains Tony Gross, one of the brand’s creators.
Cutler and Gross glasses: at the cutting edge of eyewear fashion accessories
Like his business partner Graham Cutler, Tony found his original inspiration in swinging 60s London. The brand’s adventure started with an idea that was revolutionary at the time: to remove the stigma attached to glasses by giving them fashion accessory status and making them an integral part of the wearer’s wardrobe.
Until the 1960s, glasses weren’t exactly flattering. They were only ever worn if needed and were considered something of a handicap. It was during this decade that two optical students, Graham Cutler and Tony Gross, would meet for the first time. They shared a single goal: to breathe new life into the optical field. After their studies, one went off to learn the craft alongside Oliver Goldsmith, a renowned London optician, while the other set off for New York to soak up the party atmosphere of the Soho bars.
Several years later, after having gone their separate ways, the two partners decided to join forces. In 1969, they opened their first Cutler and Gross boutique at 16 Knightsbridge Green, in the heart of London. The brand’s models are all handcrafted on the workshop floor, and clients have the option to order tailor-made models: the famous “bespoke glasses”.
The boutique is an attractive choice, not only for everyday lovers of the brand with their own unique style, but also for famous royal faces like Princess Anne and stars like Ava Gardner. Cutler and Gross collections immediately caused a stir throughout London, inevitably ending up on the fashion pages of avant-garde magazines.
Cutler and Gross glasses guarantee an original and authentic look
900 models later, the Cutler and Gross brand continues to stand out with its vintage inspired creations and retro look glasses: butterfly glasses, oversized glasses, panto glasses, and other typical 60s inspired shapes.
Each frame is handcrafted in England and Italy. They are instantly recognisable for their high quality, hand polished finish and their authentic hinges and rivets.
Each range is composed of an often unexpected, dominant colour: translucent pink candy, grass green, emerald, or deep violet. Not to mention the classic ranges in ecaille, horn and honey.
Cutler and Gross collaborations
The brand is often seen at the London Fashion Week, worn by models in the latest designs.