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.