Illesteva is an independently owned eyewear brand with roots in Downtown New York and production in Italy and France.
Designing a pair of Illesteva glasses happens in-house in the New York SoHo Studio. Taking cues from downtown New York and inspiration from around the world, the styles are a direct product of the endlessly fascinating surroundings. There is a passion for modern design and it translates to pieces that are fundamentally wearable.
The frames are handmade exclusively by the leading manufacturers of luxury eyewear, in small family-owned factories in Italy and France. Only the highest grade materials are used. This meticulous process takes over 90 days and requires more than 50 steps from start to finish.
Illesteva preserves the notion that quality comes from attention to process. Research and development is the foundation of our business practice. This dedicated approach is what allows our product to speak for itself.