Eva masaki is a line of small production eyewear inspired by the unique connections and collaborations with friends and artists across the globe. Through the designer’s own life spent living between tokyo and new york, frames are made in a limited, rotational production of styles and colors that live and change with each season. Handmade in the valdobbiadene region of northern italy, each frame is made with zeiss lenses and cellulose acetate hand-cut by mazzuccchelli. Approachable and elegant. Classic but updated. Cultured, wearable, evocative, and colorful. A window to the greater world.
About the designer
It was Eva Masaki Soroken’s middle name that first drew her to japan. The name Masaki (正木) is passed down from her Japanese mother, Chiyo Masaki, and grandmother, Natsue Masaki. In 2003, determined to learn more about her heritage and to speak Japanese with her grandmother Natsue, Eva moved to japan. It was there, in Tokyo, where she became immersed in the world of Japanese design. Working with eyewear brands like Yamamoto Kogaku, cutler and gross, Marni, Garret Leight, and Illesteva led Eva to a peripatetic life between Japan, Europe, and the US. But after a decade working in the industry, Eva set out to refine handmade, small production eyewear with her eponymous line Eva Masaki.
Now based in New York with a family of her own, Eva passes along the name Masaki to her young daughter Taea, in the tradition of mother and grandmother before her.