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Jasper Conran Launches Eyewear Collection

BRITISH fashion designer Jasper Conran has launched a new collection of eyewear for SS17. The range includes 24 designs encompassing both men’s and women’s style. The collection is set to include a range of colours as well as the classic tortoiseshell style for both men and women.

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Conran has been designing since 1978 when he launched his first womenswear collection in New York. Since beginning his career, Conran has diversified from womenswear into all areas of fashion as well as interior design and the performing arts.

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In 2008, Conran was awarded an OBE for his services to retail and has had his collections stocked in Debenhams and Boots for many years.

by Alice Fiancet

Cutler and Gross Present New Shakespeare Collection

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.

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Juliet 1230 frames from the Cutler and Gross Shakespeare Collection © Cutler and Gross

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.

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Macbeth 1233 frames from the Cutler and Gross Shakespeare Collection © Cutler and Gross

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.

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Cleopatra 1227 frames from the Cutler and Gross Shakespeare Collection © Cutler and Gross

by Hannah Bergin

The Shakespeare collection is now available at Cutler and Gross stores, online and at selected stockists worldwide.