We here at Risi Optique love Blake Kuwahara Eyewear! It is a line of extremely beautiful eyewear that is rare and exclusive. It is limited to only 100 optical boutiques worldwide, and we are honored to be one of them.
Blake Kuwahara himself is an optometrist turned designer and named one of the 100 most important people in the eyewear industry by Brilliant Magazine. Mr. Kuwahara admits he has a bit of a “dual personality,” with classical on the inside, and rock and roll on the outside. These somewhat completing natures are reflected in his eyewear design. Blake Kuwahara eyewear consists of a frame within a frame. They are both “streamlined and modern, but soulful with an artisanal hand." The design takes familiar eye shapes but encapsulate them in a nontraditional surrounding shape, creating juxtaposition of shapes and colors creates a design tension that is fresh and unexpected.
While this brand is known for the combination of two frames, there is so much more to the frames. Blake Kuwahara eyewear contains an unparalleled level of detail, while still maintaining a modern and fresh vibe. There is a unique balance of precision and creativity, much like well-known and respected architecture. In fact, all the frame names are named after architects. Wearing these frames and sunglasses is like wearing art.
In addition to being one of our favorites, Blake Kuwahara’s designs are a celebrity favorite, as well. They have been worn by Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Smith, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, Questlove, and Gwyneth Paltrow among many others.
Stop by the store and see for yourself what makes these frames so special!