THIS EDGY DESIGNER’S EPONYMOUS LINE OF SHADES DISPLAYS STANDARD SETTING CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL
BY GENA ANSELL LANDE
After earning a doctorate in optometry from UC Berkeley and creating eyewear for some of fashion’s power players under the KATA Eyewear brand, Blake Kuwahara launched his own eyewear line just over four years ago with a collection that has earned him accolades across the industry ranks.
Celebrated for its ingenuity and innovative use of engineering, his line from Focus Group West a Los Angeles based design firm that takes a “comprehensive approach to branding and designing for eyewear and fashion” is entirely handcrafted in Japan, and deceptively durable. Known for their unique frame in frame construction, Kuwahara’s designs are limited edition and take approximately nine months to produce, which means they’ll be your companions for many summers to come.
Blake Kuwahara “Mocker” Sunglasses