Eyewear Youwear has brought in another internationally acclaimed eyewear brand….. Blake Kuwahara!
Recognised as one of the preeminent designers in eyewear since 2014, Kuwahara is a trained optometrist however he was driven by aesthetics which led him to designing rather than consulting. He created eyewear that fulfilled his own needs and those of his circle of friends, all of who are from the creative world: artists, filmmakers, architects, fashionistas and designers. Kuwahara admits he is “a bit of a contradiction.” He has a “weakness for minimalist fashion, but I am compelled to mix.” His inspiration for his signature brand is eyewear that collaborates aesthetics with special attention to sculpting and tactility. In his words they are “artful, but wearable!”
Laborious production techniques and a lot of handwork are utilised in the frame production in Japan. An inner silhouette is encased in an unexpectedly fresh outer shape, and it is the seamless fusion of the two frames and the juxtaposition of contrasting form and colour that create the design tension that is modern and yet comfortably familiar.
Kuwahara’s bold experimentation and innovation have gained him a following in the fashion world. he has been profiled in Vogue, ELLE, Bazaar, GQ, In Style and Esquire. He has been named one of the “100 coolest people in Los Angeles.” He has acquired a multitude of awards including the “Silmo dÓr 2016” and is a celebrity favourite, being worn by the likes of Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Robert Downey Jr, Charlize Theron, Will Smith, among many others.
We are excited to be carrying the Blake Kuwahara sunglass range, and would love for you to come in and try on these fantastic sunglasses!