NYC designers Daniel Silberman and Justin Salguero are the creative minds behind Illesteva; a contemporary eyewear brand that are emerging as one of the growing forces in the industry.

Founded in 2010 Illesteva glasses are crafted under the philosophy “handmade in Italy, designed in New York City”, and it is that strong, trustworthy mantra that has aided their growing success.

Combining traditional aesthetic design with downtown New York City inspiration, the brand exudes individuality through the use of bespoke premium materials such as acetate, bamboo, wood, titanium and natural buffalo horn.

A firm favourite for a multitude of A-list celebrities, the brand continues to deliver stunning collections of creative sunglasses. There is a real sense of enchantment when you pick up a pair of Illesteva’s, with the quality and care of their craftsmanship creating an entirely special look and feel for the wearer, time after time.

The latest collection of Illesteva sunglasses features everything from original, retro-styled round frames to classic wayfarers, statement colourful lenses and affluent prints that affirms the brand as a perfect summer aperitif.

Check out our picks for SS15:


Illesteva Leonard Black & Blue Mirror

One of Illesteva’s signature frames, these Leonard sunglasses are an opulent example of the brands trademark; timeless aesthetic with a modern soul. The introduction of the acetate frame adds a contemporary twist to the classic black shell sunglasses while the brands statement blue mirror lenses are crafted from Illesteva’s signature collection. The glasses are refined with double-hinge arms that ensure the preservation of the frame’s original shape and fit, while each pair are hand-finished with a high-lacquer shine for a bespoke style.


Illesteva Leonard Brown Marble

Influenced by the natural world, the unique brown marbled acetate reminiscent of the elements, give this pair of Illesteva’s a unique, rustic feel. The traditional oval-shaped frames, paired with minimalist brown marble framing combine eloquently with the shaded grey lenses in creating a pair stylish sunglasses that posses the versatility to be entwined in to any outfit.


Illesteva Leonard Clear Tortoise

These Clear Tortoise sunglasses are a stylish essential for this season. Taking on a modern adaptation to the traditional eyewear of the 1950s, these Leonard’s feature a key hole nose bridge and solid acetate frame for a robust, stylish finish. The clear tortoise aesthetic creates a highly individual look that makes them the ultimate statement sunglasses for SS15.

The latest collection from Illesteva for SS15 is now available here at Opumo.