Chanel was started by the famous Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in 1909. Initially working as a milliner after opening her own hat shop, Chanel turned her hand to creating clothing for luxury boating trips. This proved a huge success amongst the rich, and allowed her to open another shop.
Her clothing was such a success as it was more loose fitting than the restrictive corsets of the time, and allowed women to be comfortable. During the second world war, Chanel closed down her shops and stopped creating clothing. Once the war had ended, she realised she would have to modernise the Chanel brand. It was the 1950s that saw the return of Chanel, bigger and better than ever. Not only displaying haute couture collections, but pret-a-porter, perfume (bringing back Chanel No. 5) and jewellery.
The Chanel 3222Q | CH3222Q are one of the best selling prescription models by Chanel. Thick rectangular frames are softened by the rounded curves. The lambskin leather arms are thin, with chain detailing so synonymous with Chanel that a logo is simply not needed. These are a stand-out piece in the collection, being bold and beautiful, with a luxurious edge. Available in several colours, the most popular is 'dark Havana' - a mottled brown colour that suits most skin tones. The simple and elegant (and very Chanel) jet black is almost just as popular, being a slightly bolder colour that can look fantastically dramatic.
Different lenses are available, including single vision, varifocals and bifocals. Transitions coatings can be applied to transform these beautiful glasses into sunglasses in the daylight - so no need for a second pair! The lens thickness can be changed, with thinner options recommended to those with medium to high prescriptions; a standard prescription lens can look unsightly and also heavy making them unnecessarily uncomfortable. Coatings can be applied, with scratch resistant and anti-glare being strongly advised to everyone regardless of usage (these are free with thinner lenses). Dust and water repellence, and smudge resistance are also good options for those that wear their glasses for the most part of the day.