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Nas, Malik Yoba, Omari Hardwick, Angela Yee & more Celebrate the Italia Independent x Ghostbusters Eyewear Collection


Lifestyle brand, Italia Independent, celebrated its collaboration with Hip Hop icon Nas and Sony Music, in honor of the Ghostbusters movie, at the brand’s New York boutique in Soho at 85 Mercer Street.


Thirty years after ‘Ghostbusters’ took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. To commemorate its highly anticipated release, Italia Independent and Nas curated a special capsule of eight models of sunglasses inspired by the film’s notable characters.


The limited-edition Italia Independent x Ghostbusters collection includes iconic and oversize frames, as well as classic shapes with movie-inspired digital printed patterns. The collection will be sold at Italia Independent boutiques, on the brand’s e-commerce platform, at the online store and at select retail partners including Ron Herman in Los Angeles and colette in Paris.


During the event, Nas discussed his experience collaborating with Italia Independent. In his remarks he stated:

“Ghostbusters was one of my favorite childhood movies, and it was important to me to partner with a brand like Italia Independent for this collaboration because they understand style and culture. I wanted to design a collection that speaks to the nostalgia of that era while keeping it fresh fun, sleek and wearable.”


Celebrity guests and VIP’s including Omari Hardwick, Angela Yee, Malik Yoba, Wendell Pierce, Claira Sulmers and more shopped and mingled with the hip hop icon, while enjoying cocktails provided by Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Milagro Tequila, Independent Prosecco and Peroni Beer. Other guests on deck were Jackson Harris (Singer), Sammy Adams (Singer) and Mike Hunter (NY Giants), plus more.

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