The famous couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel is the founder of the French fashion house, Chanel. The company started up in 1909 and has ever since been the leading brand in fashionable clothing, accessories, perfumery and cosmetics. Keeping her simplistic approach to design, she created what is now some of the most elegant and attractive CHANEL glasses, varifocals and sunglasses lines. Most of the frames are embellished with the reverted "C"s on the sides, the beauty of the glasses are undoubtedly impressive. The frames are strong, durable, suited to all occasions of the day and are perfect for anyone to wear.
The CHANEL Signature Icon & Colours Glasses
The "CHANEL" signature is found on a few models of the eyewear but the interlaced "CC" remains the brand's trademark logo which coming from stained glass windows in an Aubazine chapel where Coco was brought up as an orphan. Some of the lampposts in London’s Mayfair (where CHANEL opened her first London boutique) have the interlocking CC logo because of Coco’s relationship with Hugh Grosvenor "Bendor", the 2nd Duke of Westminster – it’s an emblem of the Duke's gesture towards Coco.
Apart from the double C icon and the signature, there are a few more symbols that each represents a collection that the brand offers. The classic Chanel colours are black, white, red, beige and gold.
CHANEL Quilting/Matelassé & Patent Leather Glasses
Coco was a passionate fan of horse racing and the diamond-patterned quilting of the stable lad’s jackets for its graphic aspects and suppleness. Lambskin leather is the material used for the eyewear collection.
CHANEL Tweed Glasses
Tweed is used a lot for clothing and handbags but is relatively new as a material used in eyewear. The CHANEL Tweed Collection is made from tweed-infused rubber moulded stems and luxurious acetate frames.
CHANEL Chain Glasses
The CHANEL Chain design is used constantly used with accessories from handbags to eyewear. The chains depict the equestrian bridles and in the convent where Coco grew up, the nuns had their keys on chains; also, it’s easier to move your hands if your bag has long chain handles. Calfskin leather is used for the leather cord weaved between the chains in the eyewear collection.
CHANEL Pearls Glasses
Chanel loved wearing pearls and diamonds, hence their recurrence in her designs. They capture light and react to every movement of the wearer’s body. Its lunar glow gently enhances the beauty of a woman’s face. Pearls in the eyewear collection are usually set in rows of 3, or set individually.
CHANEL Camellia Glasses
The white camellia is an Asian flower that represents longevity and purity; this was her favourite flower because the camellia has no scent so it wasn’t overpowering the perfume CHANEL was wearing. The camellia portrays simplicity and beauty.
CHANEL Lucky Charms Glasses
Her lucky charms included the four-leaf clover, the number 5, comets, bows and wheat. The bow is an icon that represents romance and love, whilst the wheat represents prosperity. The charms were the things that brought luck to Coco.
CHANEL Lion Symbol
Coco’s star sign was Leo, and the colour for August is gold, that’s why it’s usually a gold lion.
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