TO celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death this year, British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross has released a collection of frames inspired by the British playwright’s most iconic characters.
Presented at Silmo 2016 – the optical trade show which this year took place in Paris this month– the Shakespeare collection features the Mercutio 1232, and Hamlet 1234 frames amongst others, the shapes and colours of which have been most imaginatively considered and designed in order to subtly reflect their eponym’s individual personalities.
The striking Cleopatra 1227 for example, is an elegant reshaping of the brand’s 1070 frame – this time with a square lens – which is available in black, ivory, Treasure Gold or Pearlised Green. The bold Macbeth 1233 meanwhile, has been given a brand new shade of its own – Swamp.
by Hannah Bergin
The Shakespeare collection is now available at Cutler and Gross stores, online and at selected stockists worldwide.
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