20 posts tagged "Illesteva"
The CFDA just got a little—well, actually, significantly—bigger. Today, the Council of Fashion Designers of America named 32 new members, including Suno’s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis (above), who won the 2013 Swarovski Award for Womenswear, Jennifer Meyer, Todd Snyder, Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, Lulu Frost’s Lisa Salzer, Illesteva’s Daniel Silberman and Justin Salguero, and more. “Acceptance into the CFDA family is validation of a designer’s talent and it is an opportunity to access the many offerings and programs provided by the organization,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb told WWD. The council, which hosted its 2013 awards bash last week, is now up to a whopping 454 members.
“It’s always fun to work with friends,” said Illesteva’s Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske. The CFDA-nominated designers’ affinity for creative camaraderie has led them to team up with magazine maven, purveyor of cool, and new mother Dasha Zhukova for a second round of collaborative, limited-edition sunglasses. “I’ve been a fan of what Jus Ske and Daniel are doing with Illesteva for a long time now,” said the Garage editor. “To be able to creatively collaborate with them on a project has been an amazing experience.” Priced at $300, the acetate shades—handcrafted en France—come in baby pink or sky blue and are available now at The Webster, Colette, and on Illesteva’s Web site.
Label: Illesteva by Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske
Need to know: Silberman and Ske’s handcrafted eyewear earned the designers a spot among the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. And, after viewing their Spring collection, it’s easy to see why. The design duo set a roaring scene at its twenties-inspired presentation. Walking in, guests were treated to a trio of swing dancers spinning to the beats of sultry singer Dida and her live brass band, each member of which was sporting Illesteva shades or specs. Three “cigarette girls” held boxes filled with glasses from the new collection. Illesteva’s Spring looks included fan favorites like their round acetate titanium shades in matte rose, lavender, or black, as well as bamboo and horn looks and an animal-print range, which offered retro shapes in leopard, cheetah, tiger, and zebra. The most interesting pair came in the form of a clear, geometric frame with round John Lennon lenses and a strip of leopard running across the top. To play off their motto, “We’ll protect you, rain or shine,” the pair also debuted their first umbrellas, with intricate gold-plated handles, this season.
They Say: “The concept for our presentation is a night out in the Roaring Twenties at a speakeasy during Prohibition. We did it because we think people in the twenties would have worn our collection, just as people in 20 years could wear it. What we’re doing isn’t trendy, it’s timeless and it’s going to be good forever.”
Where to find it: Illesteva.com, Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, Colette, Browns, and other select retailers.
At last, the slew of rainy days seems to be behind us in New York and a beach weekend lies ahead. If, like me, you broke your favorite pair of shades having too much fun in the sun, New York eyewear label and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Illesteva has debuted a sleek new Safari collection to fill the void. The animal-print frames, debuting exclusively here on Style.com, are offered in many of the brand’s new-classic styles—my favorite is the rounded Leonard 2 Safari. The collection ($260 for each style) is available now on Illesteva.com.
Eyewear label Illesteva has garnered a strong following of devoted fans (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Alexa Chung among them) of its handmade, unisex frames since the New York-based label launched in 2009. Recently, the duo behind the sunnies, Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske, decided to make something especially for their lady clientele—introducing Illesteva’s first-ever female-specific frames. To kick things off, they focused on the cat-eye frame, available in four colorways, including tortoise and cream. “They fit in great with the Spring collection, and we always wanted to add a cat-eye frame; it just took a few seasons to design the right one,” the designers tell Style.com. We have the first look at the Claire ($220), above. The full range is now available on Illesteva.com.