Co-founders Graham Cutler and Tony Gross established their British luxury eyewear brand in 1969. Their first optician store was opened in 1971 in Knightsbridge, London, where customers could purchase bespoke, handmade frames. The brand launched ready-to-wear glasses for men and women in 1983, combining exceptional craftsmanship with unique and stylish designs. Marie Wilkinson has worked with the brand since 1982, and is now head of design for Cutler and Gross, which is owned by Amigold Limited.
Priding themselves on their handcrafted frames, Cutler and Gross embraces the irregularities of handmade glasses. Using traditional techniques, each pair is different and individual to the customer. This idea of individuality is translated into the design process, with Cutler and Gross being known for their quirky and vintage-inspired styles. Originality is built into Cutler and Gross glasses and sunglasses alike, from the design right through to the manufacturing process. The label never uses logos on their eyewear, letting the quality and style of their designs do the talking. With a pair of Cutler and Gross glasses, eyewear becomes a fashion accessory rather than just a necessity, with their designs frequently being spotted on catwalks and in films.
A recent collaboration with Paul Smith sees the partnership of two iconic British labels. The Cutler and Gross x Paul Smith collection fuses the high-quality craftsmanship that Cutler and Gross are known for, with the unique use of colour that Paul Smith is celebrated for. The collection features both glasses and sunglasses, taking classic shapes and adding vibrant colours in typical Paul Smith fashion. The outcome is bold and stylish, giving timeless design a daring but wearable edge.
Cutler and Gross has numerous stores across the UK, as well as in North America and Canada. Their collections are also stocked in department stores worldwide, and can be found on their online store and through Farfetch and Mr Porter.