“With their downtown cool and unisex appeal, Illesteva and House of Waris are a natural match. Or, as Waris Ahluwalia put it to ELLE.com, it's even simpler: ‘Over the years, I have made it a point to work with friends. Fortunately for me, I have talented friends.’” reports Elle. “Thus, the two labels have paired for four sets of '60s-influenced glasses, handmade in France and rimmed in classically modern combinations of tortoise shell and transparency. The inspiration? ‘To help the world look as sexy as possible—even in the glaring sun,’ quipped Ahluwalia.” Read more. Also see the post about the rise of independent eyewear designers.