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... legendary style comes together with ill i s futuristic avant garde approach to design as the first capsule collection in an ongoing series of artist See More ILL I THE INSPIRATIONS Born from a life long passion for experimental eyewear on and off stage ill i Optics is an ode to frames that challenge the norm A creative partnership between glasses connoisseur will i am and cult designer George Gorrow ill i marries iconic eyewear classics with contemporary progressive design AW15 Optical Collection The optical collection of five unique styles is a more refined approach to previous models with select shapes both thinner and skewed feminine in the delicate construction Rose gold accents compliment this Throughout optical and sun ranges new custom engineered titanium temples have fast become an ill i signature mark The use of titanium allows for a lightweight feel supported with robust application Progressive construction techniques makes all day use comfortable and extends the life on the glasses without any wear on the shape Built in springs compound with this innovation for a luxury sensibility AW15 Sun Collection ill i Opticstoday launches it s third breakout eyewear collection at SILMO in Paris continuing to push boundaries in both aesthetics and custom design Envisioned in LA handmade in Italy and born from a life long passion for experimental eyewear the latest offerings of both sun and optical are luxurious in materials and unisex in design The collection brazenly represents the next chapter of ill i by bringing bold fashion attributes to classic shapes New technologies and a new age design fit somehow blend subtle yet standout seamlessly Sun AW15 debuts seven new sun styles plus a limited edition leather frame Overall the collection strips back gradient lens techniques and focuses on modern color blocking as part of the brand progression The color palette has also evolved from predominantly neutral tones by introducing earth gradients gold and jet black highlights Electric purple has also been re introduced as a statement pop Hero styles are true to the ethos of borrowing from the past to create the future with nostalgic and somewhat recognizable silhouettes reimagined ill i x MadeIn Company Xu Zhen ill i is pleased to announce its latest collaboration with contemporary artist Xu Zhen Produced by MadeIn Company For the past decade Xu s provocative art has commented on the breakneck cultural change in China and worldwide ill i is a multi disciplinary blank canvas approach to eyewear design For this project Xu Zhen and ill i undertook a three staged artistic process resulting in a singular limitededition series of eyeglasses to be released in limited quantities worldwide November 2015 This alchemical collaboration between two icons of their respective fields responds to a moment of unprecedented conversation among contemporary art pop culture fashion and commerce in which creativity is the common denominator Everything needs creativity Creativity gathers culture business and many other things into one entity says Xu Zhen EXPERIMENTING ON STAGE From watching the frames of Dwayne...

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