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Meet the Woman Behind the World’s Coolest Glasses

Few accessories have as much potential to define a person’s entire look quite like a pair of glasses. And few eyewear designers create glasses as distinctive and statement-making as Cutler and Gross. Since its founding in 1969, the British company has grown from a tiny word-of-mouth outfit to a global brand respected for its innovative designs and enduring quality.We recently sat down with longtime design director Marie Wilkinson to discuss her history with Cutler and Gross and her approach...

Şener Besim Shares The Inspirations Behind His S/S '17 Luxury Eyewear Collection

Şener Besim Şener Besim Spring/Summer '17 CampaignŞener Besim, simply put, is the luxury eyewear label to know. Founder Besim, born in Australia to Albanian and Turkish parents, has created an eyewear collection that embodies the merging of cultures where "youth, freedom and design meet tradition, form and technical excellence."For his Spring/Summer '17 line the Ottoman Empire has proven to be an inspiration, here he has channeled the complex geometries and intricate mosaics in his design...

Shwood Innovates Sunglasses Made with Surfboard Resin

In a world of plastic and acrylic sunglasses, we’re lucky the down to earthy dudes and dudettes at Shwood disrupted the status quo with their nature-inspired frames made from wood, titanium, and now surf resin.Say hello to the radical Surf Resin Collection (made in the USA from Shwood’s Portland-based workshop).In a recent collaboration between the experimental eyewear brand and Shaper Studios— a DIY surfer workshop-meets-surf-shop inspired by So-Cal’s surfer culture— Shwood unveiled four new...