Designed in SoHo, New York. Frames are handmade exclusively by the leading manufacturers of luxury eyewear, in small family-owned factories in Italy and France. Only the highest grade materials are used. This meticulous process takes over 90 days and requires more than 50 steps from start to finish.
The years since launching have involved design collaborations with some of the biggest names in art and culture; Lou Reed, Rashida Jones, and others have lent their names to one-of-a-kind styles. Illesteva preserves the notion that quality comes from attention to process. Research and development is the foundation of the business practice. This dedicated approach is what allows our product to speak for itself.