In just five years, New York-based Illesteva have built up a formidable reputation for producing handmade frames in classic-with-a-twist styles.

Always using acetate hand-crafted by French and Italian frame-makers and lenses from leading manufacturers, Illesteva's designers take their inspiration from the streets of downtown New York.

This approach has won them a devoted following, and Illesteva have now released the Second Drop for SS15 of their sought-after Leonard frame.

Our picks:


Illesteva Leonard Blond Sunglasses

The Leonard has become a signature Illesteva frame, with classic circular lenses and bold yet functional detailing. Here presented for SS15 in stand-out, transparent blond acetate with grey UV400 CR-39 lenses, the Leonard Blond makes a fashion statement out of an essential accessory. Handmade in Italy, ready for your good times.


Illesteva Leonard Tortoiseshell
Very much on-trend for sunglasses this season, the tortoiseshell acetate of this pair of hand-made Illesteva sunglasses pairs easily with your chosen look, whatever the occasion or time of day. Precision grey UV400 CR-39 lenses take care of your eyes, while the subtle "I" at each temple provides minimalist branding.


Illesteva Leonard Matt Black Sunglasses
Classic black has never looked so good. Matt black acetate frames contrast elegantly with grey UV400 CR-39 lenses for a look that will last and last. Here, the contrast between frame colour and "I" branding at the temple is designed to attract a second glance. Equally at home at an al fresco lunch, by the pool or at the beach, these are sunglasses for life.