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COLLECTION II: TOKIO, TEXAS

05.31.2021

Texas meets Tokyo in VADA Eyes’ Collection II. Advancing the brand’s tenets of hybrids and duality first established with its founding eyewear style, the Siren, the new Tokio, Texas collection conjures an aesthetic conversation between two far apart lands. References exist, naturally, at unexpected intersections: Crowded crosswalks and crystal-clear constellations. The 80’s underground and 80 mile-per-hour highways. High-rises and the high plains. Called to mind are Donald Judd’s Marfa, Texas, and the art island of Naoshima, Japan. Remote zones of insulated inspiration, these towns are unified in their separateness, related in their singularity. Both are places where the natural world collides with supernatural works of art. They speak their soliloquies into the surrounding silence, yet echo one another from across the Earth.

 

 

It is in this spirit that VADA Eyes was formed — of juxtaposition, geometry and jazz. Of feminine and masculine, of artist and object. Of reverence and rebellion. Convening at the corner of Watanabe’s disco punks and vintage rhinestone cowboys, where watercolor skies meet dusty desert terrain, Collection II derives its name from an actual place: Tokio, Texas, a ghost town in the far western reaches of the state. Included in the collection are three new designs: Kaubōi, Tokio & Cicada.

 

 

Colors include bottle green, lipstick burgundy, pearl snap navy, piano key oyster, baroque burlwood, 2-Tone checker and a Texas Sunset lens. A custom eco-friendly dust bag, made of upcycled polyester, accompanies each pair. Carried forward with each eyewear style are the hallmarks set forth in Collection I: gold tone touches, gem-informed lines, and branded rivets designed to connect to the gold chain eyewear retainers offered in VADA’s fine jewelry line. Optical and adornment meet at VADA once again. 

 

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