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New Arrivals: Celine Spring 2018

We just got done unpacking the Celine Spring 18 collection.  With a number of recent changes at Céline, we were eager to get the new product in hand. Hedi Slimane was recently announced in January as the maison’s new artistic, creative and image director, and although we look forward to seeing her hand in future collections, the authorship and aesthetic of the Celine Spring 18 release still belongs very much to Phoebe Philo.  This collection also marks the first drop from Céline since LVMH moved production to a brand new factory in the mountains of Italy. We’re pleased to say that this release represents everything that we love about Céline and more. 

Continuity

The Celine Spring 18 eyewear release brings back a number of favorites like Baby Audrey, Shadow (now offered in all black!), Bridge, Marta and more in new colorways and new different fits (now including universal, international and adjusted fit).  But instead of going on about what’s come back, we’d like to share what’s new, with a focus on sunglasses.

Double Layer

Kissing cousins CL40012 and CL40014 reference the frame-within-a-frame concept first introduced in Spring Summer 17. Despite bold look, these frames are lightweight, owing to the special way the acetate is constructed. Adding to an already existing cat-eye design (CL40008), the double layer concept is now presented with a completely flat top with round (CL40012) or square lenses (CL40014). Transparent materials include standards colorways like black and tortoise as well as pop colors blue and orange.

Celine CL 40014I in Orange at Dan Deutsch
The squared 40014 in orange
Celine CL40012I 84E Blue Dan Deutsch
The rounded CL40012 in bright transparent blue

Flat

The CL410017 and  CL410034 with their restrained contours are meant to fit close and comfortable.  Lenses are low profile but not 100% flat. These models are offered in homogeneous, tone-on-tone colorways.

Celine CL40017I 01A Black Dan Deutsch
The 40017 is squared at the bottom
Celine CL40034F Red Dan Deutsch
The round CL40034 in a deep red with adjusted fit
Celine CL40034F 52N Tortoise Dan Deutsch
The 40034 in tortoise is understated and elegant

Thin

CL40023 may be Céline’s contribution to the skinny sunnies phenomenon currently all the rage.  With its expressive browline and narrow vertical span, this acetate eyewear offers more attitude than protection from the sun (which, on occasion, may be necessary).

Celine CL40023I 54N Dan Deutsch

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Celine CL40036U 50E transparent light brown Dan Deutsch

With a retro nod to the 1970’s, the CL40036 is currently featured by Céline in their advertisements.  Creating the frame from injection molded plastic allows for curvaceous three-dimensionality, as well as water-color-like pigmentation. It’s available in just two colorways: a light brown which fades to clear with orange lenses, and a dark brown which fades from the outside in to crystal, with brown gradient lenses. Both versions feature distressed metal temples with hairline abrasions.

Celine CL40036u 50F in Dark Transparent Brown and Gold temples

 

That’s our summary of the new Celine Spring 18 eyewear collection. There’s more to see (and we didn’t even mention the opticals!) To fully experience them, we invite you to come in and try them on for yourself.

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