Collection: Blake Kuwahara

Blake Kuwahara's eponymous collection made its debut at exclusive optical boutiques and specialty stores in January 2015. Kuwahara has similarly incorporated proprietary technology in his namesake collection by seamlessly laminating two separate frames into one creating design tension through the integration of two silhouettes; a frame within a frame. A student of architecture and furniture design, Kuwahara uses construction techniques not normally used in eyewear like mitering the end pieces at a precise 45 degree angle to cleverly conceal the joint of the temples. As such, the frames in his collection are named in homage to architects he admires. He was awarded the coveted SILMO d’Or 2016 in Paris for his frame designs, as well as the LOFTxTEF 2019 Awards for best: Fashion Frame and Fashion Sunglass.