It’s estimated that there are an average of 74 clear sunny days in Miami… days where there isn’t a cloud anywhere in the sky. If you are going to be a resident in Miami you are going to need a pair of shades. The only problem is the hunt for the perfect pair can be all consuming.
If you are the type of person who cringes at the thought of rocking the same pair of sunglasses as the person sitting next to you… your hunt is over. Italian eyewear individualists, Italia Independent, have teamed up with Toys for Boys for to collaborate on Miami’s most essential accessory. This shady collection features two designs limited to 150 pairs each and available only online and at the Toys for Boys boutique.
Italia Independent is the brainchild of Italy’s best-dressed businessman and provocateur… Lapo Elkann.
If you are going to trust anyone with the task of designing your sunglasses, it’s the man known for stepping out of camouflaged Ferraris and custom painting his Fiats that match his suits. He is an individual in the purest sense of the word.
Elkann cofounded Italia Independent with Giovanni Accongiagioco and Andrea Tessitore and launched the brand in 2007. To date they have opened two boutiques in the United States… one in New York and one in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.