In celebration of the sponsorship, designers Thakoon and Thierry Lasry created a collection of limited-edition sunglasses sold exclusively through Ilori’s Soho boutique that tied into this summer’s productions, “Twelfth Night” and “The Bacchae.”
The Thakoon style was named “Viola” in honor of Anne Hathaway’s character in “Twelfth Night.” A limited series of 12 pieces of each style was produced and numbered, with one style launched every twelfth night.
For “The Bacchae,” Thierry Lasry created a plastic aviator style named Agavy after a leading character, Agave, in the show. The style name has a “y” at the end similar to all Thierry Lasry styles (mimicking his first and last name that both end with “y”).
“Shakespeare in Central Park is the quintessential New York outdoor summer event and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” says Michael Hansen, Ilori vice president and general manager. “At Ilori we pride ourselves in incorporating art, fashion and culture and making it accessible to our clientele in creative ways.”