Will.i.am is branching out into the eyewear industry and launching his own collection of unisex specs. The line, ill.i.Optics by will.i.am, will combine the Black Eyed Peas member's love of futuristic style with a vintage vibe with squared lenses, cat-eye designs, retro frames and round tortoise styles.
"When you see today's glasses, they are missing a little bit of what vintage glasses had," will.i.am told WWD. "Then when you see vintage glasses —because I'm a collector, that's my hunt — you just wish they had a little of today in them, so I wanted to marry the retro feel with futurism, take yesterday's sensibility with today's aesthetic."
The line will launch September 16, but start saving those precious pennies now because prices for the the eyewear collection will start at $300 per spec. To view pieces from the collection, click here.
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