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 and grandmother. In 2003, determined to learn more about her heritage, Eva moved to Japan. It was there, in Tokyo, 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. After a decade working in the industry, Eva set out to refine handmade, small production eyewear with her eponymous line Eva Masaki. Eva Masaki is 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.