Entrepreneur and glasses connoisseur will.i.am has partnered with designer George Gorrow to launch his first-ever eyewear collection, ill.i Optics. Designed in Los Angeles, handmade in Italy and born from a passion for experimental eyewear, the collection pays homage to the evolution of eyewear and draws inspiration from rare vintage shapes. Key influences include the frame choices of 1980s hip-hop pioneers and the oversized glasses worn by graffiti characters of the decade. Every pair is designed to be a standout piece, featuring unique material combinations of acetate and metal, with bold aspects such as flatter four-point lenses. You can explore the collection in detail and discover the story behind the brand’s newly unveiled website.will.i.am Launches Debut Eyewear Collection, ill.i Optics
PUMA‘s ongoing collaboration with New York creative Sophia Chang continues for Fall/Winter 2014, with this latest installment highlighted by the Basket Classic and Basket Mid sneaker silhouettes, available in both men’s and women’s sizes, along with a third women’s model in the form of the Trinomic Disc. Chang’s NYC-inspired illustrations on the footwear side of the collection are repeated on the apparel elements as well, featuring a women’s track jacket, sweatshirt, technical windbreakers and graphic tees. For men, a standout piece is PUMA’s popular T7 track jacket, adorned here with a subtle all-over print. The collection is rounded out by a unisex backpack and varsity jacket, the latter embellished with Sophia Chang-designed felt logos, embroidery and all-over custom print lining. The PUMA x Sophia Chang Fall/Winter 2014 collection is set to launch this Friday through select retailers, including KITH, RIME, Revolve and PUMA’s online store.
Release Date: 9/19/2014 (Friday)PUMA X SOPHIA CHANG – FALL/WINTER 2014 COLLECTION