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Big in Japan

Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, on the craftsmanship, materials and style inspired by Japanese design

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When it comes to optical manufacturing, Japan is one of the world’s top manufacturing hotbeds for eyewear with only Italy and China ahead. These eyewear brands have their finger firmly on the fashion pulse and are keeping things interesting with inspiring, stylish products.

‘Pleats,’ Face a Face

Brown, green and pink Face a Face frames
A new palette inspired by Japanese craftsmanship permeates and enhances the curves of the models in the latest collection by Face a Face. Think turquoise to indigo blue, via yuzu green and magenta.

‘M3023-V2,’ Matsuda

The ‘M3023-V2’ is a reimagined aviator fashioned from a harmonious fusion of Japanese acetate and high-grade titanium with semi-flat sun lenses.

‘Pakobra’ Vasuma

Emphasising craftsmanship, Stockholm-based brand, Vasuma, offers a Japanese collection, manufactured with a small family business in Fukui.


What’s hot in July 2024?

One of a kind

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Dick Moby has introduced a limited collection crafted from its surplus stock – repurposing materials into never-to-be-repeated colour schemes.

Lean into luxury

New for summer 2024, Blumarine’s ‘SBM216’ has a sensuously wide wraparound design in gold-tone. Additional style details include the brand’s signature ‘B’ monogram.

Small and mighty

Ultra-thin, elegant, compact and lightweight, yet just as avant-garde as the main collection, styles in Gigi Studios’ new XS line are specially designed for narrow faces.