chinatown market akila round sunglasses chanel

Brands: Chinatown Market x AKILA

Season: FW18

Key Pieces: The white frames with black lenses are the most impressive of the three offerings from Chinatown Market and AKILA eyewear. The shades in question are a clear throwback to Chanel's signature round framed sunglasses, donned by the likes of Pharrell, Rihanna and Ariana Grande – to name a few.

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Editor’s Notes: Chinatown Market tapped AKILA™ Eyewear to craft their “Have a Nice Day” sunglasses as a tongue-in-cheek nod to high fashion. And you don't get much higher than Chanel's round framed shades, which have remained a fashion world staple for models and celebrities, ever since their release in 1993.

The Chinatown Market x AKILA frames pay homage to the “most wanted classic,” and come in three different colorways: white frames with black lenses, black frames with blue lenses, and black frames with red lenses. Rather than the eminent “Chanel Paris / Paris Chanel” text, however, the two labels have appropriated the shades to read “Chinatown Market / Market Chinatown.”

You can buy the appropriated frames in white or black for $95 at Chinatown Market or AKILA eyewear.

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