Essentials Collection

The Essentials Collection is the foundation of AKILA – uncompromising modern reinterpretations of cult classic frames. Fashioned from plant-based acetate and stainless steel with Optical Class 1 nylon lenses, these frames are meticulously handcrafted to last a lifetime.

Apollo

$130

AKILA has subtly refined a timeless silhouette. The Apollo features a chunky frame with flat “zero base” lenses to fuse a classic era with the current wave

Logos

$130

Logos is a classic New York silhouette. The chunky modern frame and riveted temples give it a versatile aesthetic that pairs well with any look. Dress it up or keep it low-key – whichever fits your vibe.

Ares

$140

Ares brings a bolder look with downtown vibes and a subtle nod to Art Deco architecture. Its thick-framed construction features custom cores inside each temple inspired by DTLA’s Eastern Columbia Building, and is finished with metal plaques at each hinge.

Zed

$120

Zed reanimates a retro look with modern proficiency. This classic So Cal frame features nylon lenses enclosed in sharp-beveled edges for a look that sits well with any vibe.

Legacy

$120

Legacy mixes eyewear principles, fusing classic handcrafted artisanry with modern materials to create a timeless frame with an aesthetic functionality.

Kaya

$120

Kaya is an understated frame influenced by 1940’s Japanese style. Its slim build and round silhouette are reinforced with 2-pin riveted hinges for durability. A low-key winner with top-notch style.

Dillinger

$140

Dillinger is a metropolitan silhouette influenced by the Golden Age of pop art. Its 70s-inspired aviator shape is accented with custom temple cores and finished with 3-pin rivets for a unique but subtle look.

Outsider

$150

Outsider is an alluring silhouette with low-key nods to retro rave culture. These frames feature subtly flared ends with custom temple core hardware fastened by 2-pin rivets.

Big City

$150

Big City features a slim rectangular design for a sleek, professional look. This frame is constructed with custom temple cores and completed with 3D-riveted plaques at each end.

Lola

$150

Lola is a modern look with subtle design quirks to be appreciated by detail-oriented observers. Built with extra thick acetate, Lola exudes contemporary vibes with flat-topped round frames, star-shaped rivets, and paddle-shaped temples.

Polaris

$130

Polaris is a versatile interpretation of flat-top frames that can be styled for a retro or futuristic look. Its bold silhouette is completed with wide temples and 3-pin rivets at each hinge for durability.

Luna

$130

Luna is a classic retro shape with lenses set in a beveled-edged frame and diamond-shaped plaques at each frame end. It’s the perfect silhouette for effortless style.

Paradox

$140

Paradox is a progressive look, emphasized by its sharp geometric design and angular silhouette. This frame is finished with custom engraving on each temple core to solidify its bold architectural identity.

Eos

$120

Eos is an innovative art-inspired frame that blends street aesthetics with timeless minimalist geometry. This bold, rectangular frame is available in 6 different colorways to suit any aesthetic.

Hi-Fi

$120

Hi-Fi is AKILA’s reimagining of a classic square-lens frame from a timeless era. Our latest version of Hi-Fi features two-pin rivets along the temple and frame for sturdier construction, and thicker acetate for all-around quality and comfort.

Analogue

$120

Analogue revisits a vintage 1960s look that never goes out of style. This hand-crafted frame is sculpted in a retro rectangular shape with raw-bevel detail that pays homage to timeless design.

RESPECT THE SUN™

All AKILA sunglasses are designed in Los Angeles and handcrafted to last a lifetime. Each pair is made from eco-friendly cellulose acetate and optical grade lenses with 100% UVA/UVB protection.

Lo-Fi

$120

Lo-Fi is a modern thin rectangular silhouette with sharp corners and a base zero nylon lens.

Method

$120

Method revisits a classic style through a contemporary lens. This timeless shape has been slimmed down for a more comfortable fit, and accented with rivet plates for a subtly refined look.

Aethos

$120

Aethos brings a modern update to a past era. A combined metal-acetate construction gives these round frames a sturdy build without compromising a comfy fit.

Atelier

$110

Atelier is a California contemporary design that pairs perfectly with any style. This versatile frame is the latest addition to our Essentials collection, continuing the AKILA tradition of revisiting classic looks through a modern lens.

M.Y.C.

$120

M.Y.C. is an upscale silhouette with metropolitan vibes. These frames are constructed with acetate and stainless steel for durability, and finished with adjustable nose pads for long-wearing comfort.