Three favorite sunnies from the Illesteva collection, shown at the Silmo fair 2012:
Illesteva is an eyewear brand designed in NY handmade in France, Germany or Italy – it all depends on the special item. They play with both design and materials which has resulted in a interesting collection of frames made of acetate, bamboo, titanium and natural buffalo horn.
Lars Bøjvad, head designer at Lindberg wearing Lindberg Horn.
Kilsgaard at the MIDO fair 2012!
Danish Kilsgaard – Clean design in matte aluminum.
Some of the frames are also available with temples made of acetate for traditional adjustment possibilities.
I personally love metal frames with an unusual look! Nowadays you can find super cool metal frames. Sometimes it’s the same shape as an acetate one but redone in a metal version – like the frames presented above from Kilsgaard, lovely.
The oh-so-cool Henrietta in the Joel by Graz. Read more about Graz here.
Drake is wearing Dita Senator in Antique (12K) Gold in his new video Headlines. The Senator is such a power frame. Great for all the bosses and all the BAWSES out there!
In Paris I met Graz Mulcahy, one of my favorite eyewear designers. Awesome to finally meet him!
You can tell he’s been working hard because he had many of new great frames to show, both sunglasses and optical. They’re beautiful, bold and fun. The colors are tortoise, gray, black and a few matte ones.
Great collection, can’t wait to see people wear them!
On his nose: A new Graz frame. On his neckline: A Garrett Leight sunglass.
I’m also very excited about the new glasses with Windsor rings around the metal on the front, like the one below:
I have a pair of the Joel frame (like the one below) that i love because they are bold and perfectly round. I am very happy that Graz also makes them in titanum now, so they’re much lighter! They come as sunframes and optical.
Graz also made this genius poster showing in a humorous and detailed way how glasses are made:
If you din’t know, now you know. Temples are boxed in with a canon a few times.
We really like the new metal frames and all the structures you can make with metal and how you can recreate a classic acetate frame as a metal frame. Love love love l.a. Eyeworks’ lacy frames and MYKITA’s awesome shapes yet light frames.
l.a. Eyeworks Tuffy
l.a. Eyeworks Tarzana
l.a. Eyeworks Fiction Hum
Moscot Miltzen in Titanium
Moscot Lemtosh in Titanium