“Handmade in Italy, Designed in NY” is the philosophy behind New York based, ILLESTEVA.
Founded in 2009, Illesteva takes inspiration from downtown NY, as well as music, fashion, and photography, to put a distinctly contemporary spin on classic style. Working in concert with some of the leading eyewear manufacturers in Italy, France, and Germany, they seek to push normal boundaries of design by exploring fresh shapes, colors, and materials like acetate, wood, and titanium.
In a short time they have amassed quite a following by both fashion insiders as well as just about anyone with a sense of style. Press for the brand include magazines such as Vogue, GQ, InStyle, Nylon..., and celebrity fans include Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Daniel Craig, Julia Roberts, Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Kirsten Dunst, Sienna Miller...just to name a few.