Brand in the Spotlight – Italia Independent

Italia Independent are famous for their innovation in design and creativity with materials. The incoming summer season calls for modern and unique eyewear that will have you standing out from the crowds. Italia Independent have just what you need…

Within the short space of eight years, Lapo Elkann created the Italia Independent empire that now dominates the sunglasses world. Born in New York but Italian in heritage, previous Fiat manager Elkan set out to create a clothing and lifestyle brand inspired by Italy. Italy is not just where the company works and lives; it is the source of the brands’ inspiration, giving a whole new meaning to ‘Made in Italy.’ The brand combines modern innovation of design and material, with classic Italian traditions to create pieces that are both timeless and unique.

One of the most notable works of Italia Independent is their use of creativity in choosing new materials such as carbon blends and gore-tex. Contemporary frames have even been sculted from cashmere, UV LUX and linen and this art of innovation in choosing modern materials is the leading factor in their success as a brand. In fact, the carbon sunglasses (the first ever of their kind), have been worn by stars such as football hero Edgar Davids. Italia Independent are a brand of firsts. They were also the first manufacturers to create a luminescent pair of sunglasses and when they showcased them at Amsterdam fashion week there was mass excitement. Their precision of design attracts the attention of many famous icons. Lady Gaga, in 2010 had a pair of Italia Independents created for her which contained 4600 black Swarovski elements that were handcrafted one piece at a time. Technological advancements and innovation of design define Italia Independent and their new range is perfect for staying on trend this summer.

0801 Sunglasses in Havana White by Italia Independent.
0801 Sunglasses in Havana White by Italia Independent.

These sunglasses are bold and modern, yet timeless. The rounded cateye frames feature in a unique Havana white with matching temple tips and striking gunmetal temples. The look is completed with a brown gradient lens, complimenting the white Havana perfectly.

BTT I-Plastic 0921 Sunglasses in Black by Italia Independent.
BTT I-Plastic 0921 Sunglasses in Black by Italia Independent.

Italia Independent have taken the classic rounded lens shape and made it their own. Geometric elements and the gold double bridge place these sunglasses at the top of the style list for the summer. The thick ‘browline’ style frame is presented in black and complimented by a striking silver mirror lens.

 

0257 Thin Metal Base 2 Sunglasses In Gunmetal Pink by Italia Independent.
0257 Thin Metal Base 2 Sunglasses In Gunmetal Pink by Italia Independent.

A striking piece on this summer hot-list, these Italia Independent sunglasses feature in a bright gunmetal pink. The unique sharp cateye frames feature in a cool gunmetal with the added glitz of pink to create an iconic modern piece.

 

0925 Sunglasses In Crystal Grey by Italia Independent.
0925 Sunglasses In Crystal Grey by Italia Independent.

A distinct twist on the wayfarer shape frames, these sunglasses are in a contemporary crystal grey. The blue lenses create an eye-catching balance with the crystal gray frames from a completely unique look.

Each pair of stylish sunglasses come presented in a snap-shut Italia Independent travel case to add that extra flare to your eyewear.

Explore the rest of the Italia Independent collection on our site now and bag yourself a bargain pair of modern sunglasses for the incoming summer season of fun.