Cutler and Gross take us to 1960’s Hong Kong
Since its inception in 1969 by Graham Cutler and Tony Gross, eyewear label ‘Cutler and Gross’ have developed a sterling reputation for producing quality hand-made glasses frames in unique styles. Cutler and Gross really is a pioneering eyewear brand, one of the original few that took eyewear beyond a
medical necessity, and to a fashion accessory that makes a statement. Their client base transcends all generations, and with 900-plus styles in their archive, there is something to suit every need.
Each Cutler and Gross seasonal collection transports us into an alluring and passionate tale, and the Spring/Summer 2012 collection is no exception. Entitled, ‘Hong Kong Love Story’, the collection is inspired by forbidden love in early 1960’s Hong Kong : –
He was a broken-hearted journalist, she a beautiful but world-weary young married secretary, neglected by her work-obsessed husband. The couple met by chance in Hong Kong, simply by walking past each other to their different apartments. Cupid’s arrow aimed precisely at the two lost souls and they fell instantly in love. As time went by she became more fearless with her style and more beautiful and alluring by wearing stronger colours and patterned cheongsams. He also became more dapper and more protective towards her. – Words by Cutler and Gross.
For the Spring/Summer 2012 seasonal offering, Cutler and Gross have created unique shapes and frames, which bring to mind thoughts of Chinese engravings, jasmine tea and blossoming mango and lychee trees – The far eastern inspired colour palette features Rose Chinoise” a beautiful soft pink, vibrant “China Blue”, “Veneer”, and “Lychee”. The entire collection is made to the high standard that Cutler and Gross is well known for, with stand out pieces including the ‘1053’ frames which feature a signature intricate engraved acetate; and the ‘1055’ frames with stunning filigree etched metal work on the brow bar of the aviator style shades.
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