The Chanel Sunglasses Collection 2018

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Last May, Chanel’s Cruise 2017/2018 runway left no one indifferent. Bringing his beauties into a modern antiquity, Karl Lagerfeld definitively linked Chanel’s heritage with that of humanity. Upon contact with this sleight of artistic richness, the brand’s icons became even more supple and extravagant. To accompany this powerful and unpredictable collection, two pairs of sunglasses also saw the light of day. The idea: revisit famous symbols from mythology.

One of the future icons of next season thus presents lenses framed by bay leaves. Adorned with these strongly significant symbols, a round frame is then circled with insets that recall the veins of these ultra-refined foliages. Made in a gilded metal and hand-chiseled, they delicately come together to give the visual effect of shivering in a light breeze. This style has a precious look with a twist. A second frame is fashioned in polished cellulose acetate and also uses one of Antiquity’s key characteristics: marble.

The rounded square edges are dressed up with large soft edgings. On each of them, new lenses protect the gaze like a discreet makeup. In a pink peach color, they delicately cloak the eyes. This  velvety color palette goes with any complexion to intensify a healthy, glowing effect. The brand also revisits two of its classics in this collection: the female XL square and the retro round. Equipped with a layered and ultra-thin lens, the soft powdery shades of the arms come together with a tortoiseshell color and a limpid grey. The ultimate Chanel detail: the soft acetate reveals the arms’ quilted framework.

In the same collection can also be found a style inspired by the Mademoiselle’s own look: the timeless butterfly. Redesigned in an ultra-feminine version and perched on arms that mix gilded, silvery, or pinkish metal with acetate, this pair of sunglasses gives the wearer a sporty elegance. Spring 2018 is also the occasion for Chanel to pursue their exploration of a futuristic aesthetic. A frame equipped with a clip-on lens gives these sunglasses a mask effect. In the original line, the colors of the lenses and the acetate come together in a harmonious union. This multi-faceted and versatile collection can be discovered now in Chanel stores.

Silver Sunglasses by Tom Davies for Meyrowitz

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Meyrowitz Opticien is a brand as old as its tradition, founded in 1875 by Emil Bruno Meyrowitz, who was winding through the streets of New York as a traveling merchant back then. In 1922 he would anchor his name near the Place Vendôme, at 5 rue de Castiglione in Paris. The brand would soon be a pioneer in the field of optics. With a griffin as its emblem, Meyrowitz has paired its company with this beast’s majesty. Proudly held between its talons, a pair of glasses gives off a powerful and obvious symbolism.

Today, their Paris boutique offers exclusive and luxury glasses collection, where tradition and optical science come together around hand-made products. This year, the 15th anniversary of British designer Tom Davies’ brand is yielding an exclusive collection of its own. Since 2002, Tom Davies has offered custom services to his private clients. Known for his skillful designs and the refinement of his artisanal art, the excellence of his creations and his extraordinary vision for optical pieces made him a big name in the field. Correctly adjusted and exceptionally comfortable, elegant, and original frames: this is how one could describe Tom Davies’ creations.

Today, Meyrowitz is exclusively presenting the designer’s complete collection of men’s and women’s Silver 925 glasses, most notably including a pair of finely chiseled solid silver sunglasses. With an aviator shape and mirrored lenses, a combination of luxury and glamour descends upon this style that’s already iconic. Matte silver and the brilliance of orange, blue, or silver grey mirrored lenses are sure to give pizzaz to any look. We’ve definitely get our sights set on this object of desire!

Chanel Spring/Summer 2017 Pre-Collection Camellia Sunglasses

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It’s no secret: the camellia and Mademoiselle Chanel were inseparable. The favored flower of dandies, fresh and balanced, Gabrielle made it one of the iconic totems of her brand. Today, more than a century after its introduction into Chanel’s noble and elegant repertoire, the label is now revisiting the camellia in an off-kilter women’s version, affixed onto sunglasses. Next season’s eyewear pre-collection is composed of two lines of sunglasses. While one plays with camellias, the other takes on pastel and neon colors.

On sporty and casual frames, a new story begins for the camellia. Black and white nylon petals flourish around black or rose-tinged mirrored lenses. Even better, a camellia in the shape of a butterfly finds its way onto a cat-eyed pair of frames. On the other hand, oval frames play with lively transparencies. These new sunglasses by Chanel take on a neon yellow, red, and blue look also, softened by tender pink or apple green. Their XXL lenses are riveted to the acetate of the frames themselves. Large and comfortable, these new styles adopt an (extra)ordinary camellia to make for a summer as sweet as it is on point. Exclusively in Chanel boutiques!

Ray-Ban Aviators

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Before belonging to Ray-Ban, Aviators were sunglasses that were conceived by American optician Bausch & Lomb. It was in the early 30s that this New York-based optician got a special order from the US Air Force. They were looking for particularly filtered sunglasses for their pilots to protect them during maneuvers in strong light conditions. With the nature of their lenses and their extremely fine metallic frame, Bausch & Lomb’s aviators were a perfect fit and, in 1936, the optician was authorized to commercialize them. It was first under the name “Anti-Glare” that these unique lens-shaped glasses were released. The following year, the image was rethought and, under a new label, they were presented to the public – the Ray-Ban brand, specially created for the occasion, would henceforth be indissociable from the model.

An airy line and unparalleled efficiency that would soon light up faces across the world. The list of personalities that have worn them is too long to cite, but it’s safe to say that their carefully groomed and classy look as well as the glasses‘ ultraclear vision have made them the prerogative of anyone on a quest for liberty. All this has been going on for 80 years. But the model remains loyal to its legend: its yellow photochromatic lenses, sensitive to light and able to darken in accordance with light conditions and temperature, are perfect for seeing without being seen…

Ray-Ban Aviators

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Before belonging to Ray-Ban, Aviators were sunglasses that were conceived by American optician Bausch & Lomb. It was in the early 30s that this New York-based optician got a special order from the US Air Force. They were looking for particularly filtered sunglasses for their pilots to protect them during maneuvers in strong light conditions. With the nature of their lenses and their extremely fine metallic frame, Bausch & Lomb’s aviators were a perfect fit and, in 1936, the optician was authorized to commercialize them. It was first under the name “Anti-Glare” that these unique lens-shaped glasses were released. The following year, the image was rethought and, under a new label, they were presented to the public – the Ray-Ban brand, specially created for the occasion, would henceforth be indissociable from the model.

An airy line and unparalleled efficiency that would soon light up faces across the world. The list of personalities that have worn them is too long to cite, but it’s safe to say that their carefully groomed and classy look as well as the glasses‘ ultraclear vision have made them the prerogative of anyone on a quest for liberty. All this has been going on for 75 years. But the model remains loyal to its legend: its yellow photochromatic lenses, sensitive to light and able to darken in accordance with light conditions and temperature, are perfect for seeing without being seen…

“Dior So Real” Sunglasses

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A fresh perspective straight out of another world. The Dior So Real take the inspiration for their structured curve from that of pantos, sunglasses that were popular in the artistic and cultural circles of the 40s. A resolutely futuristic yet vintage aura that has today led to a fresh perspective. The sunglasses have an oval shape but are flat on the upper part; a bold design that, extraordinary as it is, makes for a graphic and feminine look. For summer 2014, designer Raf Simons has made the promise of a couture summer, albeit an ever so light and elegant one. With their architectural lines, mirrored or semi-mirrored silver or black glass, the Dior So Real quickly lose themselves in the reflections of the horizon.

With their deconstructed pantos shape, the Dior So Real sunglasses harmoniously mix pure lines and couture spirit. And, for all those who are unimpressed by sunglass marks on their nose, Dior has just the solution: on these glasses, there’s no bridge between the lenses. That’s because these glasses aren’t supported on the nose; they remain in balance thanks to the adjusted branches behind the ears, a thin stem connecting the lenses like a bow on the front. Perfectly espousing the shape of the eyes, the lenses make for a perfectly light frame. Somewhere between heritage and futuristic inspiration, the Dior So Real are anchored in a resolutely contemporary desire. Available in black, tortoiseshell, and silver.