Will.i.am has proven that going from hip-hopping to designing a range of spectacles is possible, as he has launched an exclusive eyewear collection for Specsavers. Although for some this might come as a surprise, for him this was a logical transition: the artist has a lifelong passion for striking eyewear, which was inspired by the hip-hop icons of his youth, like Run DMC and Flava Flav.
His collection references classic and iconic style with an innovative and futuristic twist. will.i.am said: “What makes my collection and designs unique are the subtleties and attention to detail that gives them the extra ‘oomph’, while remaining entirely wearable. I want my line to inspire everyone to accessorise with glasses in a dope way.”
“Glasses are the best way to make your outfit look fresh, put together, yet unique. If I am going to take the time to make sure my shoes, coat and hat look good together, I’m always going to complete the outfit with a great pair of glasses.”
will.i.am is an American musician and actor. He is best known as a founding member of the hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas, however he also recorded four solo albums. He is familiar with designing, as he attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and began designing a signature clothing line, I AM, in 2005.
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