Born from a lifelong passion for experimental eyewear brought to life through a creative partnership between entrepreneur will.i.am and Graz Mulcahy, designer and friend. ill.i is a project that challenges the norm. Re-imagining timeless silhouettes with a progressive approach, the contemporary aesthetic makes a definitive point of being both past and future.
ill.i is a platform that uses the frame as a blank canvas to draw parallels between many disciplines of art and creativity. By bringing them together in a unique way that define our principles of relevance and quality. All frames are handmade in Italy by skilled craftsmen using innovative techniques. ill.i pushes boundaries of tradition with advanced materials and new technologies.
Ill.i announces a fresh collaboration with Hip Hop’s greatest, Slick Rick. Rapper, storyteller, music pioneer and global icon Slick Rick’s legendary style comes together with ill.i’s futuristic, avant-garde approach to design as the first capsule collection in an ongoing series of artist collaborations.
Created in limited quantities in a palette of electric purple, gloss black and matte crystal gray, the ultra-sleek silhouette combines Slick Rick’s authentic point of view with ill.i’s signature style and the subtle luxury synonymous with the SS15 collection. Striped detailing on the frame represent the recognized brand mark.
The ill.i x Slick Rick collaboration draws inspiration from vintage silhouettes and classic Hip Hop aesthetics in a way that is both progressive and timeless, resulting in unparalleled style that brings together past, present and future.
“Music and fashion have always been parallel, and both are my true passions. Ill.i x Slick Rick represents our vision for the next level of fresh, fly and classic eyewear.” – Slick Rick.