DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT:CUTLER & Gross
Cutler and Gross is a visionary British luxury eyewear brand that has been creating sunglasses and opticals for the discerning client with a sense of individual style for over 50 years.
“The Cutler and Gross customer has always been an individual. Eccentric maybe, but a rare breed, certainly.” - Graham Cutler
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 recognizable faces in the worlds of art, design, music and film.
Celebrities in Cutler and Gross include Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Bill Nighy, Tinie Temper, Lily Allen, Victoria Beckham , Rihanna, Cheryl Cole, David Gandy, and even Marc Jacobs, himself!
Today the brand has stores in the UK, North America and Canada and is stocked in selected department, optical and concept stores worldwide.
DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Ann & valentin
Anne & Valentin is a brand born from the wild dream of two opticians from Toulouse, a town in the South-West of France. The couple, looking for graphic and original frames for their friends, decided to create what they couldn’t find. Today, still driven by their fierce independence and their familial state of mind, they continue to develop a vision that embodies their research, fueled by the highest standards and their love for glasses themselves.
"In the Anne & Valentin creation studio, we constantly question ourselves and find ways to redefine lines and volumes, rethink the relationship between reliefs and face, and then draw on the various artistic expressions that have left an imprint in history."
High-quality eyewear fashion doesn’t need to be boring – Johann Pomberger, founder of Johann Von Goisern, was sure of that.
“Johann von Goisern” combines the first name of Johann Pomberger, the creative originator of the brand, and the location of our eyewear factory, Bad Goisern. Colloquially we simply call it “Goisern”.
The “real” Johann (von Goisern) was born in Bad Goisern in 1937 and the region and its people were very close to his heart. His professional career brought him into contact with optics again and again.
In 1984 he finally set up his own business in the “production and processing of spectacle frames”. The family business he founded is now managed by the third generation and continues to hold on to the company location in Bad Goisern, making it one of the companies core values.
This Austrian designer boasts these three characteristics – outstanding quality, exceptional design and the location of Bad Goisern – this is what still make Johann von Goisern spectacle frames what they are today.
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Johann von Goisern frames now available at Insight Eyeworks in Aurora, Ontario
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