Autumn Winter 22: The Curationㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

This collection, aptly named ‘The Curation’, draws inspiration from Graham Cutler’s vast personal archive of 1950s and 1960s Americana films, books, and eyewear. As Mr Cutler was and remains a resolute archivist, his cyclopean collection boasts over 3,000 vintage frames. Each one meticulously labelled and archived according to shape, era, colour, material, and style.

The muses for this collection were, and in some cases, remain monolithic cultural presences from the 1950s and 1960s. The moodboard for this season draws deep inspiration from legendary icons of Hollywood’s silver screen, and trailblazing American musicians whose style and swagger defined that epoch. Each frame, designated its own moniker, references the figures who influenced its design. 

As a nod to ‘Hollywood’s Golden Era’ the Cutler and Gross campaign, shot by Josh Hight  is a series of portraits in a stylistic homage to the Technicolour age of film. The cinematic feel of each portrait is achieved through lighting and composition, saturated colour, contrast, and intense character. Discover each style below and shop the full collection here.


9288 | The Protagonist

As the name suggests, this frame was inspired by the leading women of Hollywood’s golden age, looking to the frames worn by cultural behemoths such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. Striking yet sophisticated, the 9288 is a slightly smaller cat eye frame with sculpted frontals and robust temples for a perfectly balanced fit.
9926 | The Headliner

Based on a vintage frame from Mr Cutler’s extensive archive, the 9926 is this season’s Headliner. Inspired in style by notable rock ‘n’ roll figures from the 50s & 60s such as Sammy Davis Jr and Roy Orbison, carefully selected details such as the Fender Temple shape and Fretboard Corewire echo this frame’s musical influences.
9290 | The Prince

Inspired by one of Hollywood’s original heartthrobs and undisputed enfant terrible; James Dean. Seldom photographed without his trademark rounded square glasses, the 9290 borrows this classic silhouette and updates it for a modern audience. Details include weight-saving interior milling and Oyster Pin frontals, the latter selected by our Creative Director as an exceptional standout detail.
9289 | The Chameleon

Modelled on frames worn by Rock Hudson, who was the quintessential tall, dark and handsome Hollywood leading man of the 50s and 60s. The Chameleon, or 9289, is a large rectangle optical frame crafted with high brow lines and sharp sculptural edges. Sophisticated and charming, this frame nods to a bygone era whilst maintaining a distinctly current edge.