Illesteva and photographer Gray Malin launch a sunglasses capsule – WWD


Luxury eyewear brand Illesteva and fine art photographer Gray Malin will launch a limited-edition capsule collection of sunglasses on Tuesday at Illesteva stores, the brand’s website and select retailers.

The Los Angeles-based photographer and New York Times bestselling author is known for his aerial photography of beaches and locations in Oahu, Hawaii; St. Barths, the Bahamas, the Amalfi Coast and other regions. For this partnership, Malin applied her beach and ocean imagery inside Illesteva’s Leonard and Los Feliz unisex black frames. Both styles are handmade in Italy and cost $250.

Illesteva designs its glasses in New York and produces them by hand in Italy and France. The Malin collab is just the latest for the brand, which boasts a growing list of collaborators including restaurants Craig’s and Carbone, actress Rashida Jones, models Jourdan Dunn and Josephine Skriver, hip-hop group NERD and the Michael Jackson Estate. Prior to working with Illesteva, Malin collaborated with Disney, Away Luggage, Sperry Top-Sider, Veuve Clicquot, and Le Méridien, among others.

The eyewear brand operates 10 stores in New York, Los Angeles and Venice, Miami, Boston, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

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