Brands I Love/ L.G.R
Luca Gnecchi Ruscone was born in Rome, Italy ( 1982) to an Italian family with strong roots in Africa. He spent most of his childhood growing up between both worlds. His father lives in Kenya and his mother was born in Eritrea, where Luca's grandfather opened an optical store in the 1930's with imported frames from Italy.
After attending University in Madrid and Boston, Luca was hired to work for a communication agency in Shanghai, China. In 2005, it was the rediscovery of his grandfather's colonial designed glasses that inspired Luca to begin his own line of eyewear . When it came to producing his designs, he turned to the original Italian manufacturers that created his grandfather's pair and LGR sunglasses was born. With ultra-resistant crystal lenses and no logo, each pair is made from hand-carved acetate and hand polished in three steps. You can find L.G.R online at:
I'm also excited to announce that LGR is collaborating with Kenyan based company "Sandstorm" to create beautiful travel bags in canvas and leather.
Aspesi in Milan, has dedicated a corner of their store to L.G.R. The “poetic market place” which was designed according to the image of an old workshop. Visit the store to discover their wide array of sunglasses and 13 styles of the safari travel bags, that I absolutely adore!