Matsuda eyewear frames represent over 40 years of design history and heritage. These eyewear creations are painstakingly crafted by hand in the artisinal eyewear workshops of Japan. Matsuda is the namesake of Mitsuhiro Matsuda, one of the preeminent fashion designers in Japan from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Mitsuhiro Matsuda was one of the creators of Tokyo Fashion Week and is considered one of the most influential eyewear designers of our time. Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s designs strike a balance between beauty and sophistication. The Matsuda heritage collection evokes a profound sense of connection with a time before mass consumption when artisans created individualized pieces. Wearing a Matsuda frame is truly a visceral experience.
Each Matsuda frame is layered with seven coats of fine, lacquer finish over a celluloid acetate surface to provide a smooth finish that allows for incredible adjustability to create the ideal fit. The Precious collection employs luxurious materials and detailing, including hand engraved sterling silver, solid 18k gold, and buffalo horn. Such craftsmanship makes each piece a beautiful addition to your eyewear collection.
Matsuda Eyewear was launched in the US in 1985 and had great success in the independent luxury eyewear market. Matsuda was known for his impeccable attention to detail, design, and materials. The brand has achieved cult status since its exit from the North American market in the late 1990’s. Matsuda’s Spring 2011 relaunch has been a welcomed event across the fashion industry.
If it isn’t already apparent, we’ve fallen in love with the Matsuda craftsmanship and attention to detail. Each piece is thoughtfully presented and intelligently designed for the discerning individual. Come view the collection exclusively at Eye Department, located at 921 SW 16th Ave, Portland, Oregon.