Kuwahara, who also has a doctorate of optometry degree from UC Berkeley, launched his exclusive eponymous range of sunglasses and optical frames in Fall 2014. His groundbreaking use of engineering and production techniques to create texture and detail reinvented the way eyewear design is approached today.
Kuwahara’s bold experimentation and innovation have gained him a following in the fashion media. Detour magazine called him, “a gifted talent, blessed with savvy and unmistakable sense of style.” Kuwahara was also recently named by Brilliant Magazine as one of the “100 Most Important People in the Eyewear Industry”.
A celebrity favorite, Kuwahara’s designs are worn by Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Casey Affleck, Slash, and Charlize Theron among many others.