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Today is the Spring Equinox. The season change is official and as far as we’re concerned, there’s a very specific way of celebrating that. Yup, it’s time to invest in some fresh shades!
If you’re after style and substance (great design, quality craftsmanship, all sorts of UV protection) then there is only one label to hit as far as we’re concerned; Cutler and Gross. It’s kind of like once you’ve flown first class, anything else just seems a dreadful compromise. Well, so it is with a pair of Cutler and Gross shades.
The new season collection is inspired by the ‘English Garden Party’ and there are some gorgeous new shapes and some wonderful new colours too, including some fabulous new mirrored lens tints. The women’s frames are rather glamorous and the men’s are more relaxed for an effortlessly stylish look. Here are some of our favourites.
You can take a look at the whole collection on Cutler and Gross site, or see a great selection on Avenue 32. Obviously if you want to get the full experience you should pop into their Knightsbridge store where you may well bump into a superstar or two, including Rihanna who appears to be a fan, choosing to wear C&G shades to the AW’14 Chanel show.
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Back to Best of Britannia and I hope that you enjoyed our previous post about Jessica de Lotz, and here’s another British creative innovator that we think you should be looking out for (no pun intended…). Allow us to introduce you to Fan Optics, the passion project of design duo, Sarah Coburn (graphic designer) and Guillaume Furminger (product designer).
Fan was founded in 2010. Sarah and Guillaume discovered an almost abandoned British glasses manufacturer and set about reviving it’s fortunes, embracing the hand-making skills of the remaining few staff, hand in hand with Sarah and Guillaume’s aesthetic sensibilities and desire to create frames that are both well designed, relevant yet also instilled with a certain longevity that comes when products are made with care and attention to every detail. Fan use high quality Italian acetate to create their frames, but from vintage or ‘end-of-line’ stocks which ensures that each colour or finish of frame is only one of a limited edition run.
It was a delight to meet Sarah and Guillaume, and gain a brief insight into the passion they have for well designed, considerately produced, functional yet aesthetically pleasing glasses, especially as a proud specs wearer myself. If you’d like to have a try on yourself, here’s a list of their stockists.
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