Italian heritage brand Pollini have teamed up with luxury British eyewear label Cutler and Gross to create a ‘Capsule’ collection for Spring/Summer 2012.
The collection of frames, designed by Pollini’s Creative Director Nicholas Kirkwood, consists of four styles in classic and quintessential Pollini shades and shapes, from the quirky octagonal frame to the classic Cutler and Gross shape revisited in vivid pops of colour and patterns such as bright orange and tortoise, classic ink blacks and transparent acetate inserts for a truly unique optical effect. The collection will be presented for the very first time at the opening of the new Pollini boutique at Via della Spiga in Milan. The new line will be sold exclusively at Pollini stores and stockists around the world.
This is the first range of eyewear for the British designer, who has just extended his contract as creative director for the brand until 2012. Since his time at the helm Nicholas Kirkwood has re-launched the historical Italian brand focusing on what Pollini is best known for – from masculine styles to its flagship riding boots. Modernising their classical shapes with typical elements of his own creations, Nicholas plays the new decoration, luxurious shiny brass details on shoes and bags become ‘leitmotiv’ and signature characteristics of the collections.
How the Cutler and Gross passion for quality will complement Pollini.
Cult eyewear brand Cutler and Gross was founded over 40 years ago by Graham Cutler and Tony Gross. Through their mutual passion for innovative design they spearheaded the revolution that turned eyewear from a medical necessity into the stylish fashion accessory it is now.
Specialising in handmade eyewear, a process that is both time consuming and expensive but necessary to achieve the timeless high-end look that the Cutler and Gross brand is known for. The frames maintain the classic looks that Cutler and Gross is known for, reinforced by an absence of any visible logo allowing the excellence ofr the product speak for itself.