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Saõ Paulo, Brazil-based Lapima is a luxury sunglass brand that is taking the market by storm. You can point a pair of Lapima’s out from any crowd: They are typically monochrome, statement-making sunglasses that come in a variety of colors and vintage-inspired shapes. Your favorite celebrities love them, too. You may have seen Lapima sunglasses on some of your favorite A-listers, such as Kate Bosworth, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett – to name a few.
The brand was founded by husband-and-wife duo, Gisela and Gustavo Assis, in 2016. Each pair of sunglasses are handcrafted by artisans in their atelier, overseen by the design and style expertise of both Gisela (a former dancer) and Gustavo. Their vision was to create sunglasses that play with geometric lines, light and shadow and bring Brazilian design expertise and craftsmanship into the conversation.
Elite Traveler brings you behind the scenes of how their chic sunglasses are created in a unique 28-step process using materials sourced from Europe, including Italian acetate.
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