Cutler & Gross 1396
Founded in 1969, British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross combines the finest Italian craftsmanship with irrefutably cool style. Since its establishment in fashion’s halcyon days, the brand’s signature creativity has been applied to sunglasses and optical frames with their trademark numbered designs and absence of an ostentatious logo.
For decades, Graham Cutler and Tony Gross’s frames relied, in part, upon their reputation being dripped and whispered within style and fashion circles like verbal quicksilver. Considered bastions of iconic eyewear, Cutler and Gross designs continue to grace many of the most recognisable faces in the worlds of art, design, music and film.
The 1396 invokes the spirit of David Hockney; the seminal post-modernist painter and renowned round-glasses enthusiast. The eccentricity of this frame is translated throughout its design, from the compass eight-point star pins to its perfectly round lenses and striking acetate colourways.