Of all the luxury fashion brands in the world, Chanel is perhaps the most famous. It is able to strike a powerful balance between the past and the present — something which eludes many luxury competitors — working with punky models like Alice Dellal or soon to be stars like Lily-Rose Depp while simultaneously maintaining a timeless, prim and proper image.
Chanel has an incredibly rich heritage, but somehow still feels very modern and contemporary. This is conveyed in its eyewear collections.
Coco Chanel loved pearls, she was famous quoted to say ''a women needs ropes and ropes of pearls.'' In this latest collection the Chanel pieces feature metal arms embellished with mother of pearl.
This collection is taken from the wonder Coco Chanel had with diamonds. Her love for creating free flowing sparkle turned the industry on its head. With the eyewear collection this sparkle is highlighted by the baguette diamantes set within the metal arms. This collection is truly spectacular.
Inspired by the Chanel 2.55 handbag and translated onto eyewear to create a pattern that needs no reference to realise its origin. This timeless design is available in pieces with nylon quilted arms embellished with metal CC signatures and end tips.
Part of the Quilting collection features a unique technology fusing quilted goatskin leather and rubber to create a marvel of comfort, function and aesthetic brilliance.
Again inspired by the 2.55 the chain originates from the freedom Coco Chanel wanted to create from having to carry her handbag. Inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags she added thin straps and introduced the resulting design to the market in 1929. Today this is celebrated by the metal 2.55 arms on the eyewear pieces and embellished with lacquer and interlaced lambskin leather.
All of these collections are ready to view at Martin Reynolds Opticians.