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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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New Céline Sunglasses SS17

The new Céline Sunglasses collection for Spring Summer 2017 has just been announced. We got a sneak peak of the new styles at the Beverly Hills Hotel and were lucky to have our friend Jasmine there to model the new styles.

The Céline SS17 sunglasses release includes 9 new styles as well as new colorways for existing styles.

Bevels

Three dimensional cuts play a key role in the collection. The Céline 41449/S  (larger) and 41450/S Kate (smaller) are based on squared shapes with beveled acetate that turns the eyewear into a stunning boxes of light. These styles are both instant classics.

The rounded Céline 41448/S Ava is part of the same design family. Particularly noteworthy is the jeweled-toned Beige colorway that catches the light in a spectacular way.

In formal contrast, there is the Céline 41445/S, launching in the strong shades of black, white and the very characteristic, blushy Céline colorway Pink. Calling to mind the curves of a pair of lips, the outward facing contour on the browline is and feminine and dramatic.

Celine 41445/S in Black
Celine 41445/S in Black

Frames Within Frames

Two frames which bring a new aesthetic to the Celine line, the Céline 41446/S Zoe and Céline 41447/S Petra, reflect the idea of a “frame within a frame.” A thin, luminous outer layer is just translucent enough to reveal a slightly more defined peek-a-boo frame beneath. The play of light gives new meaning to core colors gray and petroleum blue, while each style comes in one additional colorway for the more adventurous: Fuchsia (41446/S) and Orange (41447/S).

Celine 41447/S in Petroleum
Celine 41447/S in Petroleum

Titanium

Céline has stepped into a new arena with the release of two new frames constructed with a titanium sheet front. Although this may seem like a radical departure, the Céline 41451/S Ed and Céline 41452/S Mila are very much in the Céline sunglass tradition with respect to clean lines, distinctive shapes and house palette.

Céline 41452/S in red
Céline 41452/S in red

 

On the Edge

The runway piece for this season is extremely sharp. With a flat top, severe pantoscopic tilt and acutely angular corners, the Céline 41468/S Edge is poised to cut a unique position in the fashion world. Available exclusively in black or blue, this piece isn’t expected to ship until the first week in March, but order now and we will send it out immediately upon release. Keep an eye out for the Céline Edge on the runway and in ads.

New Colors

The Céline SS17 Sunglass release also includes new colorways for existing favorites, including Baby AudreyThin Shadow, Lea and Marta. Baby Audrey and Lea have been both updated with stunning whites, and Baby Audrey also now comes in Transparent Brown.  Both the Marta and Thin Shadow has been released in two of this seasons knockout candy colors: Teal and Transparent Fuchsia.

 
Celine Thin Shadow in Teal and Transparent Fuchsia
Celine Thin Shadow in new candy colors for SS17: Teal and Transparent Fuchsia

Pre-order Now

Pre-order the Celine SS17 collection now, before the officially release- we will send them out just as soon as they arrive. For the Céline SS17, we are expecting a ship date of approximately February 18th.  You can also shop the rest of the Céline sunglass collection here.  If you choose in-store pick up, let us know which location in the comments and we will make sure the frames are properly adjusted for you when you pick them up.  We ship them to customers in the US for free.

Optical Styles

Besides sunglasses, the Céline SS17 release also includes several optical styles based on the sunglasses in the collection. But to see what’s new in Céline optical, you’ll have to visit us in one of our shops.

Céline Sunglasses SS17

Here are the new styles:

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Shay’s Sunglasses Collection / Winter Lookbook

Shay’s Sunglasses

Have you seen the latest lookbook from our friend Shay Mitchell? The clip throws a spotlight on Shay’s sunglasses collection, featuring sunglasses from Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook. In the video, she flips through a series of looks by Bottega Veneta, Céline, Dior, Dita, Eyevan, Fendi, Jacques Marie Mage, Max Pittion, and Saint Laurent. Shots of her gorgeous face without shades bookend the experience.

Check back here soon to shop the collection. Which one is your favorite?

Still from Shay's Sunglasses collection video, instagram

 

 

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Shay Mitchell Having Way Too Much Fun

We had such a blast with Shay Mitchell at our West 3rd St shop yesterday. What an all-around awesome person! How fun is this instagram video she made?

Dan and Shay Mitchell on West Third St

Shay, thanks for the visit and the insta-love. You rock!

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Celine Eyewear

A trio of Celine Eyewear Sunglasses, pink, blush and bordeaux at Dan Deutsch in West Hollywood

This just in: Celine Eyewear

We are very excited to present our newest arrival: Celine Eyewear, glasses and sunglasses for women who have an appreciation for things that

[quote]…suggest something new but made to last far beyond fast-trend fashion.[/quote]

Fashion bloggers Chiara FerragniRumi Neely, and Carolina Engman have all been featuring the line prominently for some time, making Celine’s iconic “Audrey” one of the most photographed sunglasses on the style blogosphere today.

And Celine eyewear has had quite a lot of play in mainstream fashion magazines, having been featured recently in Italian Elle; Marie Claire; and Vogues China, UK, Germany and on the cover of  Teen Vogue. Style icons Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Kirsten Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Carey Mulligan are being seen in them, too.

Celine is the same fashion brand whose clothing and handbags are known for their clean lines, minimalist luxury and mega sophistication. We think their it sunglasses are every bit as lust worthy as their it bags. Celine’s Luggage Tote is one of the hottest bags around.

 

A trio of Celine Eyewear Sunglasses, pink, blush and bordeaux at Dan Deutsch in West Hollywood

Celine Then and Now

Céline Vipiana founded the company in 1945 as a made-to-measure children’s shoe company, which later developed into a women’s accessories line. In 1960 Céline made its debut into ready to wear. Michael Kors became creative director in 1997.

Phoebe Philo

Today, Celine is defined by the minimalist luxury vision of current creative director Phoebe Philo. Philo got her start as Stella McCartney’s first design assistant at Chloe. She was the creative force behind their high waisted flares, wedge sandals and the instantly-sold-out-can’t-even-backorder padlocked Paddington bags. Philo, whose devoted fans are affectionately known as “Philophiles”, dropped everything to focus on her children, relaunching her career 3 years later to oversee the house of Celine, now one of LMVH‘s luxury brands.

Philo’s influence can be seen in Celine’s focus on volume, shape, and clean, and sometimes futuristic details that that have become hallmarks of the brand. Celine tends to attract women with strong personality. Philo tells the NY Times,

“I think [the Celine customer] likes a certain amount of anonymity. I try to offer clothes that allow that.”

The Glasses

The eyewear is bold and seductive, and marked by few distinct characteristics: unconventional shapes (one of our favorites is the boxy “TV screen”), thick, oversized acetate frames with smooth edges, well defined lines and minimized logos. Specific frames are defined by other details such quality details as 3-stud corners, triple bridges and seven-barrel hinges.

Every detail is thought out, right down to the delivery. Celine frames come in a soft and snug protective pouch and then enclosed in a simple paper envelope…as if each piece were sealed with a kiss.

Take a look: