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La Chanelphile

June 27, 2011

Chanel 2011/12 Autumn-Winter Prestige Eyewear Collection

CHANEL 2011/12 AUTUMN-WINTER PRESTIGE EYEWEAR COLLECTION
I am a personal fan of Chanel eyewear. Back in my days as a clothing designer my “signature” glasses were Chanel sunglasses that I had changed to optical glasses. I was going for a Cazal look but in a Chanel way and it worked. Since then, whenever I’m on the market for glasses I always look to Chanel and my current sunglasses that I wear daily are black oversize square frames with quilting on the side.

The Chanel 2011/12 Autumn-Winter Prestige Eyewear collection does not disappoint. Each season a different element of the Chanel iconography is highlighted and featured on the eyewear. In the past, eyewear collections have been inspired by quilting, pearls, camellias, buttons and ears of wheat. For this collection, Chanel is focusing on the interlaced leather chain from the Chanel Classic 2.55 bag. Both the optical and sunglasses feature the interlaced leather chain along the temples. There are several styles available in different shapes like cat’s eye, aviator, square oversize and butterflies. The “old metal” frames come in shades of silver, pale gold and black as well as, for the acetate models, muted new colors like light‐grey, wine, taupe and blue.

The ad campaign features long-time Karl Lagerfeld muse and Chanel model Claudia Schiffer. The campaign is shot in black and white and features Schiffer in the Chanel Prestige Eyewear collection and camellias in her hair.

The campaign is beautifully shot. I love the simplicity of the black and white photographs, Schiffer’s chiseled features and the way the frames look on her. The Chanel 2011/12 Autumn-Winter Prestige Eyewear Collection has something for everyone – graceful, feminine frames and larger, edgier styles recalling biker chic. Whatever your style, there is something for you in this collection. My motto when it comes to glasses (and diamonds) is the bigger, the better, so I prefer the oversize styles. Which are your favorite?

Learn more about the artistry behind creating the collection by watching the latest eyewear video from Chanel:


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4 Comments »

  1. I’ve found it very hard to find decent Chanel eyeglasses online. Can you recommend a good online shop for these glasses or are they only available offline at retailers?

    Comment by Brille Kaufen — October 25, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

  2. I’ve seen the glasses at the Chanel boutiques but I haven’t seen them anywhere else. Do you have a Chanel boutique near you that you could try? If not, I can try to find out where else they are sold.

    Comment by La Chanelphile — October 26, 2011 @ 11:03 am

  3. I was wondering if you knew the model number for the larger framed square pair from this line, I can’t find it anywhere. Thanks!

    Comment by Maggie — December 7, 2011 @ 12:14 am

  4. Hi Maggie!
    Is this the pair you’re looking for?
    http://www.chanel.com/fashion/8-fashion-accessories#8-oversized-square-frame-sunglasses-in-acetate-broad-temple-made-of-interlaced-lambskin-leather-chain-temple-tips-in-leather-with-metal-cc-logo-5,4,13,6

    Hope that helps!

    :) Gabriella, La Chanelphile

    Comment by La Chanelphile — December 7, 2011 @ 12:16 am

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