Brooklyn-born lead singer of the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed was known iconically for his signature sunglasses, knowing that at one point he would collaborate with an eyewear brand to produce his very own line of shades. In 2013, Lou Reed x Illesteva was launched, featuring designs by Lou Reed that capture his quintessential aesthetic of the 1970s New York scene. Illesteva is honored to have collaborated with him on one of his last projects. Rest in Peace, Lou Reed.