Illesteva began in 2010 with the aim of creating a range of sunglasses and eyewear that combined classic shapes with contemporary materials. Designed in New York by Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske, and handmade in small family-run factories in Italy, Illesteva has maintained an experimental outlook, whilst using the highest quality materials available. Each pair begins with customized acetate colourways blended by hand, meaning no two pairs are
ever the same. Each pair is made with quality in mind and individually inspected to ensure Illesteva’s high standards are met. The company has even collaborated with bold personalities across fashion, music, and art, such as Velvet Underground’s frontman Lou Reed, and supermodel Jourdan Dunn, and has started producing leather goods and umbrellas. Amongst others, Beyoncé and Alexa Chung are counted as firm fans.