Tweed, CHANEL’s emblematic fabric, is the inspiration for the Fall 2020 Eyewear collection. Embossed on metal, reinterpreted as a metallic weave or engraved on titanium, this collection is signed with the tweed motif and its contrasts between strength and delicacy, feminine and masculine lines, sobriety and sophistication.
For the first chapter of the Fall 2020 eyewear collection, tweed has been embossed onto a plaque in gold, silver or ruthenium-coloured metal, that adorns the sides of an XL rectangular sunglasses frame in a black, burgundy, taupe or tortoiseshell dense, facetted acetate, the temples embellished with a double C.
The “tweed” metal insert also highlights the angles of a pair of cat eye sunglasses in black, brown, green or tortoiseshell acetate, forming a parenthesis of light up to the temples. Feminine and easy to wear, this frame comes as a classic optical version or with blue light-blocking lenses. A second option in metal, with an XL pantos shape is enhanced with a “tweed” pattern over the bridge and at the double C of the temples. Added to this line is a pair of pantos sunglasses with lenses outlined with metal.
Just as it meets every desire in fashion, tweed also lends itself to every innovation. Through a feat of extraordinary technicality, the metal structure that holds each temple melts – for the first time – into a weave of metallic threads, positioned between two acetate plaques, breathing a spirit of jewelled sophistication into this design. Three frames are completed with these precious temples: a new XL round shape and a butterfly shape for the sunglasses, as well as a rectangular optical. All of them come in black, transparent, dark taupe, raspberry or smoky grey acetate.
Introduced last year for the first time in the CHANEL eyewear collections, titanium is a lightweight material that is both resistant and hypoallergenic. This season it is dressed with a “tweed” motif on an oversized pair of butterfly-shaped sunglasses, available in matte black, gold or brown. An optical pantos shape in silver, pale or antique gold titanium comes with blue light-blocking lenses.
Finally, a design inspired by the Fall-Winter 2020/21 Ready-to-Wear runway show completes the sunglasses collection. Volumes exaggerated in relief, an insert of tone-on-tone metal framing the entire lens structure, a perfect monochrome right up to the double C… With a nylon frame for increased lightness, these butterfly glasses adopt a sporty chic allure. Discover the CHANEL Fall 2020 eyewear collection from the month of June. The sunglasses inspired by the Fall-Winter 2020/21 Ready-to-Wear runway show however will be available in boutiques at the same time as the collection in September 2020.