When it comes to stylish sunglasses, luxury Swiss brand Chopard has given fashionistas a head-turning year so far. This winter season, whether you’re holidaying on the ski slopes of Lesotho or escaping the cold on the beaches of Cannes, here’s what you need to know about Chopard’s 2016 range of sunglasses form the design approach to highlights from the collection.
In line with the Swiss House’s jewellery and timepiece collections, Chapard’s eyewear offers a seamless blend of craftsmanship and technology. Stylish and refined, the designs sport a timeless elegance that conveys the full glamour of the Chopard world. Ample, feminine frames characterised by high quality materials, handmade processes, and modern aesthetics are the quintessential accessories to any outfit.
Colour is a key aspect throughout the entire 2016 Sun Collection, in which form and volume are enhanced through unusual colour combinations. The boldest hues are used on acetate and metal, in full matte or semi-transparent shades. The lenses – besides being of the highest quality – also come in a range of lively, colourful tints, as do the crystals adorning the handcrafted trims.
The Red Carpet Collection, for example, features a double metal profile and aviator style, emphasising coloured lenses that match the crystal trim featured on the temples. The Imperiale Jewellery is wide and round, with see-through acetate style in imperial purple. A plated metal trim, with a sophisticated watermark effect, creates stunning colour contrasts.
The Palme Vert/Cannes Collection is dedicated to the palm (the iconic symbol of the Cannes Film Festival, of which Chopard is a sponsor and creator of the current Palme d’Or trophy), while the Imperiale Watch is an acetate model with a square, faceted front piece, decorated with hand-set crystals. The metal and crystal-studded cylindrical hinge provides both a functional and decorative detail.
The collection also provides for the boys: elegant and stylish, with a nod to the world of sport and motor racing. Combining classic materials, such as fine wood, with carbon fibre technology, the models of the Classic Racing Collection, in acetate and metal, are characterised by a creative design and high-performing materials (leather and titanium).