12 August 2013

CUTLER AND GROSS.

Cutler and Gross, sunglasses, FashionFake, Avenue 32

Cutler and Gross, sunglasses, FashionFake, Avenue 32
Cutler and Gross, sunglasses, FashionFake, Avenue 32

Cutler and Gross, sunglasses, FashionFake, Avenue 32
I have recently discovered a new style website, Avenue 32, who sell current season styles from names like A.P.C, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Temperley London. I was asked to do a feature on a fashion name of my choice when I stumbled upon Cutler and Gross. I was familiar with the designers thanks to celebrities like Alexa Chung who's been spotted wearing the round style sunnies, and I like the quirky style of design, so I thought this feature is right up my street. 

Cutler and Gross was established in 1969 by Graham Cutler and Tony Gross and the first store opened in 1971 in Knightsbridge, where they sold bespoke frames for eyewear. Their first fashion forward collection was highlighted at Fashion Week 1982, taking the names from bespoke opticians to fashion accessories. Since then, the duo has worked on collaborative collections with Erdem, Giles Deacon and Victoria Beckham. 

With prices averaging at about £300, it is an investment piece for most people. However, examining some of the styles I can begin to justify such a high price for a pair of shades - it's not just in the name, but the intricate details of the shades. My favourite is the black oversized round pair of shades costing £350 (second picture from top) with leather handles, ombre glass and the perfect round shade to suit most faces. When there is so much thought put into the small details, a seemingly simple item becomes desirable, classic and timeless. 

I'll bee keeping my eye on the upcoming Cutler and Gross collections (and lusting over my favourite pair until they go into the sale) and if you like quirky but timeless style, check out the current products on the Cutler and Gross page! 

*This was a kindly sponsored post by Avenue 32.


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  1. Sales are always the way with shops like these- I love the top sunnies, they are very art deco! xx

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