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.