EXPANDING: Eyewear and lifestyle brand Italia Independent is introducing a new accessories line made of carbon fiber and produced in collaboration with Airam, another brand from Turin, Italy, already known for its extensive use of the material.
The accessories, which range from rigid bracelets to charms, rings and tags, are all hand-made, and some feature decorations in steel or burnished silver. One bracelet in particular references the eyewear Italia Independent is best known for, with a miniature design of the brand’s popular wayfarer-shaped 090 model.
The collection will be sold in Italia Independent’s monobrand stores, of which there are currently 10 in Italy and three abroad, in Paris, Porto Montenegro and Medellín, Colombia. The company, founded in 2006 by Lapo Elkann and Andrea Tessitore, is planning to open additional flagships in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.