The French fashion label Chanel dates all the way back to 1910, where the founder of the brand, Gabrielle Chanel, initially designed hats. By the 1920s the label soared with sales and its reputation. Soon more and more lines were added to the brand, including their stunning eyewear collection, in 1999, where the brand joined with Licensee Luxottica. Whether it is the brand’s clothes, fragrances, bags or eyewear, one thing remains throughout and that is elegance. Simple and classic designs, which remain timeless forever, are what true style is and exactly what the brand represents.
The Chanel 5245 sunglasses have an effortless blend of classic and contemporary. The classic features that Gabrielle Chanel included in her designs blended in with Karl Lagerfeld's, the current Creative Director, modern ideas are exactly what these sunglasses implement. Matelasse and quilted touches are a signature feature in Chanel products, especially for the popular handbags. This quilted effect is featured in this model on the temple tips.
The CH5245 has a unique acetate pattern and this is solely exclusive for Chanel which makes them even more special. This subtle feature will be hidden from everyone and benefits the wearer more but as Luxottica quote ‘luxury is what you don’t see’. The oversized butterfly shape flatters most faces and is very trendy at the moment. It retains the 70s chic look and also gives a more protected coverage; making them practical as well as stylish. All of the lenses have a gradient tint and provide 100% UV protection.
The 5245 Chanel eyewear have delicate arms which strongly hold the lenses. Only the finest materials are used to ensure they are the best which is what you would expect from such a prestigious brand. The glasses are extremely comfortable and lightweight. The temple arms feature two small pin accents and an unexpected double ‘C’ monogram logo placed ambiguously. The brand’s logo is known anywhere in the world and symbolizes high-end taste and this stands out fashionably as it is not in the usual place. Though Chanel breathes simplicity it is far from the usual and expected.