Quilting, Chain & Tweed: Chanel Autumn Winter 2015/16 Eyewear

 

For its Fall-Winter 2015/16 eyewear collection, Chanel presents three new stories by revisiting some of its most iconic codes: the quilting, the chain and the tweed.

The quilting

Translucent frames are adorned in frosted colors - glacier blue, sea green, dusky pink and marron glacé. Black frames of a sublime elegance also feature in this line, for the eyeglasses as much as the sunglasses. The acetate models come in oval, square, rectangular and cat eye forms and are finished with quilted temples. The rounded angles and flexible temples render the frames extremely comfortable while the quilting and discreet signature on the temples imbue them with elegance and femininity.

The chain

A recurring element on Chanel glasses, the chain has gone back to its origins. For the first time ever it is the flat-link metal chain of the 2.55 handbag - one of the iconic handbags of the House – that features on the temples of the frames of both the eyeglasses and sunglasses. The temples are adorned with this metal chain in silver, gold or ruthenium while the overcaps come in quilted calfskin or acetate according to the model. This line is rich in choice, whether it’s the shapes - XL square, flat brow, butterfly, round, rectangular, oval - or the range of autumnal colors – black, taupe, raspberry, khaki, olive – or the textural finish – tweed or fur.

The tweed

The emblematic House tweed features on designs in this line reserved exclusively for the sunglasses. It takes form as matt acetate shot through with a tweed weave effect on the ultra-feminine butterfly frames or the more masculine rectangular models. They come in a range of muted colors – black, blue, navy, dark violet – or a tortoiseshell in shades of brown, yellow, olive green and grey. With their raw appearance, the frames are softened by a delicate metal CC logo cast into the temples.

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