For Spring 2017, CHANEL plays with a host of shapes and colours. Combinations of styles and lines, hybrids of the House vocabulary, this new eyewear collection revisits two major codes: the octagon of the perfume cabochons and the fine jewellery quilting.

This season CHANEL brings a new elegance to its frames by positioning the temples of the glasses, not over the temples of the head, but just resting on the cheekbones. Most designs are thus worn low, completely reinventing the codes of traditional glasses making.

The collection presents frames with crystalline lines in retro styles. They assume butterfly, XXL square and cat eye shapes, but also an octagonal shape in tribute to Place Vendôme whose outline is shared by the cabochon lid of the CHANEL N°5 perfume bottle. Their facetted acetate encircles the lenses with crystal. The wide range of colours further reinforces the creativity of these sunglasses, available in various greens including pine, tender, olive and khaki, but also an opaque burgundy, a transparent blue, iconic black and tortoiseshell. Two designs are all about the lenses where, facetted by hand, there is no actual frame.

The Spring 2017 eyewear collection is available now in CHANEL boutiques, and check out some of our favourite sunnies from the collection below.