Independent British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross launch their Autumn Winter 23 collection: The After Party. The collection captures the wild, unrestrained zeitgeist of the 80s and 90s, and the mood of seemingly endless nights. It translates the club scenes and dusky streetscapes into a contrasting palette of vibrant and hushed hues across 10 styles: 9 opticals and 5 sunglasses. Gender-bending silhouettes, bold lenses, and distinctive details ensure that each style is intrinsically iconic.
Cutler and Gross reframe the iconic 1402 sunglass into an unapologetically bold optical. Oyster and Compass Star pins add polish to the frame, which is sculpted into a thick, square silhouette that nods to our 80s archive.
In the smokey haze of Studio 54, a square frame shields the eyes from view: this is the origin of the 1403 sunglass and optical. It’s handcrafted with stable 7-bar hinges and accented with our signature Compass Star pins.
Brand signatures elevate the 1405 optical. It’s handcrafted in Italy to a rounded, 80s-inspired shape that’s detailed with Oyster and Compass Star pins. The classic silhouette is elevated with Art Deco core wire.
The 1406 optical presents an understated alternative to a classic chunky framework. It’s handcrafted from a single sheet of acetate that’s milled with winged lugs and Fender tips. Acetate colorways of Black on Olive, Brown Havana, Opal Teal, and cult shade Humble Potato bolster the classic appeal of this frame.
The 1407 optical and sunglass presents a maximalist take on the cat-eye. It’s shaped with a high stepped browline and split-layer construction that tempers pigmented Black acetate with crystal edges. The bold frame nods to a bygone era whilst maintaining a distinctly current edge.
The 1408 frame transforms 90s optics into the here and now. It’s shaped into a mini cat-eye silhouette, adding a contemporary edge to a traditionally softer frame shape, with a split-layer construction that juxtaposes pigmented tones of acetate.
An archive frame first worn by Cutler and Gross customer Elton John was reworked through a modern lens, resulting in the 9126 optical and sunglass. The eccentric silhouette pairs a curved browline with angular details.
A high-stepped browline adds individuality to the 9347 optical. It’s handcrafted to an oversized square silhouette that’s softened with rounded edges and beveling.
A square optical, the Cutler and Gross way. The 9690 is our creative director’s frame of choice. It nods to angular styles popularised by 90s Hollywood, while striped Hazard core wire adds a contemporary note.
The 9782 aviator sunglass pays tribute to the hedonism and happenings of the late 80s and 90s when Customer and Gross customers like Kate Moss, Iggy Pop, and Grace Jones frequented Studio 54. It’s rooted in Cutler and Gross’s bestselling 1394 frame, reworked with a slightly narrower bridge and classic teardrop lenses.
About Cutler and Gross
Cutler and Gross was founded on the principle that when it comes to eyewear, it’s not just about how we see the world, it’s about how others see us. For over 50 years now, it has been at the forefront of optical design – as trailblazers, disrupters, and pioneers whose legacy has been much imitated, but never surpassed.
A brand built on friendship, it was established by opticians Mr. Cutler and Mr. Gross in 1969. Thanks to word of mouth, what began in London’s Knightsbridge as a small but innovative bespoke service soon became a fully-fledged mecca for artists, rock stars, writers, and royalty. Together, the pair had created the perfect balance between taste and technicality, quickly cementing their reputation as industry leaders in eyewear.
Using the finest raw materials, each individual frame is handmade by experienced craftspeople in its own factory in Cadore, within the Italian Dolomites. Today, the proudly independent eyewear brand has 6 flagship store locations in London, Bath, New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto and has over 2000 Stockists in 50 countries around the world, and online at www.cutlerandgross.com.